How long is a CPR or First Aid Class?

While CPR is CPR and First Aid is First Aid, the answer to this question depends on factors like what content is covered and who’s name is on the course completion card. Here is a quick answer for both American Heart Association (AHA) and American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI):

AHA Heartsaver & ASHI Class Length

CPR AED (All Ages) ~ 4.5
CPR AED (Adult Only) ~ 2 hours
CPR AED (Child Only) ~ 1.5 hours
CPR AED (Infant Only) ~ 45 minutes
First Aid ~ 2.5 hours
First Aid CPR AED ~6.5 hours


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Can you get CPR certified for free?

Free CPR certifications are a thing of the past, at least from reputable organizations. Organizations like the American Heart Association, Red Cross, and American Safety Health Institute, etc. charge their instructor card fees. For example AHA card fees (for a basic CPR class) can cost the instructor as much as $45 just for the card. Then consider CPR equipment costs around $6,000 just to get started. Bottom line is CPR is no longer free from any reputable training provider.

I need to prove my certification included a hands on session, now what?

All American Heart classes (and the AHA hybrid learning platform) requires a hands on skill session. “Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.”

Simply put a valid American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, BLS, ACLS, and/or PALS card cannot be issued without also completing a hands on skill session. You can always point an employer to the class description found at the AHA’s website.

Do you offer community CPR classes?

Yes! Plus we also support and provide AHA and ASHI for all your onsite training needs.