About American heart assocciation e-Learning

The American Heart Association offers eLearning and Blended Learning courses to provide complete, flexible training solutions. Students will receive the same certification whether taken online or classroom. 


HeartSaver CPR/AED classroom based- Students will attend an instructor led training that lasts about 4-4.5 hours to complete. This option is recommended for individuals who have not learned or taken a CPR course before. 

HeartSaver CPR/AED online based- Students will complete an online portion of the course that takes them through all of the required material. Once the student finishes their online course they will receive a printable unofficial certificate. This is not a official certificate. The student will then be required to schedule an in-person skills training/testing at one of our locations.

Students are able to complete online training at their own pace and in less time, while companies and healthcare organizations can overcome obstacles such as scheduling, reaching remote employees and diverse learning styles.


  • All courses are developed using the most current emergency cardiovascular care science from the American Heart Association.
  • The same content is delivered to all learners.
  • Students still complete in-person hands-on skills sessions and testing for courses requiring CPR and other psychomotor skills.


  • Students can complete online courses anytime and anywhere with internet access.
  • A cost-efficient and time-saving alternative to 100% classroom training.
  • Instructors and Training Centers are able to focus on quality hands-on time for teaching critical psychomotor skills.
  • Caregivers spend less time away from patients, while employers and staff maintain on-the-job productivity.


"eLearning can be as effective as classroom-based training. Often measured by students’ retention of course content, the average retention rate for an instructor-led class is 58%, and the eLearning experience enhances the retention rate by 25%."

-WR Hambrecht & Co., Corporate eLearning: Exploring a New Frontier; 2000; p 9