First Aid and CPR Instructor Training

For over 28 years EMS Safety has been providing OSHA-compliant emergency care training programs to workplace and community Instructors around the country.

Become a CPR Instructor

How much does it cost to become a CPR and First Aid Instructor?

Attend the CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor Development Course for as little as $375.00 that includes 1 Emergency Care program. You can add on the AVERT program or additional Emergency Care programs for an additional fee. Emergency Care Program Packages include titles from HSI’s family of Emergency Care training programs which include EMS Safety Services, American Safety and Health Institute, and Medic First Aid. Options available include BLS, Childcare, workplace and more.

What do I need to know before I attend a CPR and First Aid Instructor course?

You need to be currently certified in CPR or First Aid.

Is the CPR Instructor course online or in person?

The CPR Instructor course is comprised of an online cognitive training segment followed by an 8-hour, in-person, Instructor-led course. There are courses around the country to choose from.

Is the Instructor course difficult to pass? I do not like public speaking.

The course covers a lot of information, but also gives you plenty of time to practice speaking in front of your small group. You will find that the time flies, and you will be astounded at the amount of information that is packed into the course.

The most important thing you can do to prepare for an Instructor course is to refresh your CPR skills.

Everyone is nervous initially. Instructors find that the more familiar they are with the course materials and content, the less nervous they are.

We provide LOTS of resources to help Instructors get comfortable teaching.

Is EMS Safety part of or approved by the American Heart Association?

No, the American Heart Association does not approve training programs.

EMS Safety and other national training organizations all follow ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) guidelines for CPR and First Aid. The CPR Instructor certification you receive after the course is through EMS Safety Services.

The American Heart Association and American Red Cross are training organizations, just like EMS Safety. We all teach the same information. We just package it differently.

If you are a current CPR Instructor through another nationally-recognized organization, you qualify to Grandfather into EMS Safety. There is no need to attend the CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor course.

Grandfather Information

How much does it cost to grandfather (bridge, crossover) into EMS Safety?

A CORE (CPR/AED/First Aid) Instructor Kit is just $150. No hidden costs, no extra fees. We believe in being transparent, and earning your business based on exceptional quality training programs and Instructor support.

How long does it take to learn how to teach with EMS Safety’s training programs?

Our Instructors are busy people, so we make it easy to get started. Between a short series of videos, an Instructor Manual that guides you step-by-step, and a Success Team to answer your questions, you will be teaching your first EMS Safety course in no time.

When you are more familiar with the training materials, you can customize your courses to your teaching style and your students’ needs.

 How are EMS Safety emergency care training programs different from others?

EMS Safety and other national training organizations all follow ILCOR (International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) guidelines for CPR and First Aid. We all teach the same information. We just package it differently.

EMS Safety views CPR and First Aid Instructors differently from other training organizations. We know you have choices. We are here to serve you, to help you become exceptional Instructors, and to eliminate unnecessary administrative requirements.

How much do your student workbooks and certification cards cost?

Our training materials are the best value in the industry. Even better, we base your cost on how much you spend with EMS Safety. The more you teach, the less it costs for Workbooks and Cards.

Do you require hands-on skill practice with your CPR and first aid courses?

Yes. If you are looking for a program that does not require hands-on skills, EMS Safety is not the program for you. Every EMS Safety CPR and first aid course must include hands-on skill practice.

How do I grandfather into EMS Safety?

There are just a few simple steps to become an EMS Safety CPR and First Aid Instructor. Click here to learn more.

Book a Private Instructor Course

Have a group of 4 or more and a location for the Instructor Course? We can come to you. Complete the form by clicking the button below for more information on setting up a Private Instructor Course.

Private Course Inquiry

Become an Instructor

Ready to join the thousands of Instructors teaching EMS Safety’s award-winning CPR and First Aid training programs? Find a convenient course below.

CPR, AED & First Aid

Instructor Development Course

The CPR, AED & First Aid Instructor Development Course is comprised of an online cognitive training segment followed by an 8-hour, in-person, Instructor-led course in a city near you.

Once you complete the CPR, AED & First Aid Instructor Development course you will be able to certify individuals in CPR, AED and/or First Aid. Additional courses, such as BLS can be added on as well.

To find a course near you, check out the calendar below for upcoming dates.

Free CPR Class
Instructor Development Course

AVERT is an Active Shooter and Bleeding Control course that can be taught to any organization. It is a great add-on to becoming a CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor or can be taught on it’s own.

The AVERT Instructor Development Course is comprised of an online cognitive training segment followed by an 8-hour, in-person, Instructor-led course in a city near you. For more information on the AVERT program click here.

To find a course near you, check out the calendar below for upcoming dates.

Instructor Course Schedule

Our CPR, AED and First Aid Instructor training courses and AVERT Instructor Development Courses are conveniently located regionally across the nation to better provide you with a course that meets your time and location needs. Once completing one of the CPR Instructor classes listed below, you will receive your CPR Instructor certification and be able to teach CPR and First Aid classes on your own.  For further details regarding registration and requirements for our CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Instructor training courses or AVERT Instructor courses, please contact us at (800) 447-3177 or via email at  instructortraining@emssafety.com. We look forward to speaking with you soon. Read Cancellation Policy.

Select a state to find what courses are scheduled:

Instructor Training Courses

Alabama

CPR, AED, First Aid
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MobileMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 19, 2021
BirminghamMore InfoOctober 2, 2021October 3, 2021

Alaska

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AnchorageMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 10, 2021

Arizona

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PhoenixMore InfoAugust 26, 2021August 27, 2021
PhoenixMore InfoOctober 24, 2021October 23, 2021

Arkansas

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Little RockMore InfoSeptember 30, 2021October 1, 2021

Northern California

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SacramentoMore InfoAugust 5, 2021August 6, 2021
San FranciscoMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
StocktonMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 10, 2021
San JoseMore InfoOctober 29, 2021October 30, 2021
SacramentoMore InfoNovember 19, 2021November 20, 2021

Southern California

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AnaheimMore InfoAugust 5, 2021August 6, 2021
Los AngelesMore InfoAugust 28, 2021August 29, 2021
San BernardinoMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 10, 2021
San DiegoMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 19, 2021
IrvineMore InfoOctober 1, 2021October 2, 2021
Los AngelesMore InfoOctober 21, 2021October 22, 2021
BakersfieldMore InfoOctober 14, 2021October 15, 2021
RiversideMore InfoNovember 12, 2021November 13, 2021

Colorado

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Grand JunctionMore InfoAugust 14, 2021August 15, 2021
DenverMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
Colorado SpringsMore InfoOctober 16, 2021October 15, 2021
DenverMore InfoNovember 4, 2021November 5, 2021

Connecticut

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HartfordMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021

Delaware

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Florida

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MiamiMore InfoAugust 14, 2021August 15, 2021
TampaMore InfoSeptember 24, 2021September 25, 2021
TallahasseeMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021
MiamiMore InfoOctober 23, 2021October 24, 2021
JacksonvilleMore InfoOctober 29, 2021October 30, 2021
West PalmMore InfoNovember 5, 2021November 6, 2021
OrlandoMore InfoNovember 20, 2021November 19, 2021

Georgia

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AtlantaMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021
AtlantaMore InfoNovember 6, 2021November 7, 2021

Hawaii

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HonoluluMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
HonoluluMore InfoNovember 12, 2021November 13, 2021

Idaho

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Idaho FallsMore InfoAugust 7, 2021August 8, 2021
BoiseMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 17, 2021

Illinois

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ChicagoMore InfoAugust 21, 2021August 20, 2021
ChicagoMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 10, 2021

Indiana

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IndianapolisMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021

Iowa

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Des MoinesMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 19, 2021

Kansas

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WichitaMore InfoSeptember 10, 2021September 11, 2021

Kentucky

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LouisvilleMore InfoAugust 28, 2021August 29, 2021

Louisiana

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Baton RougeMore InfoAugust 28, 2021August 27, 2021
New OrleansMore InfoOctober 2, 2021October 3, 2021

Maine

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AugustaMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 10, 2021
PortlandMore InfoAugust 21, 2021August 22, 2021

Maryland / Washington DC

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BaltimoreMore InfoAugust 26, 2021August 27, 2021
Washington DCMore InfoOctober 16, 2021October 17, 2021

Massachusetts

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BostonMore InfoAugust 7, 2021August 8, 2021
BostonMore InfoOctober 23, 2021October 24, 2021

Michigan

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DetroitMore InfoAugust 28, 2021August 29, 2021
LansingMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021
DetroitMore InfoOctober 16, 2021October 17, 2021
Grand RapidsMore InfoNovember 13, 2021November 12, 2021

Minnesota

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MinneapolisMore InfoAugust 7, 2021August 8, 2021
MinneapolisMore InfoOctober 1, 2021October 2, 2021

Mississippi

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JacksonMore InfoOctober 2, 2021October 3, 2021

Missouri

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SpringfieldMore InfoAugust 26, 2021August 27, 2021
St. LouisMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021
Kansas CityMore InfoOctober 8, 2021October 9, 2021

Montana

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MissoulaMore InfoOctober 23, 2021October 22, 2021

Nebraska

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LincolnMore InfoSeptember 10, 2021September 11, 2021
OmahaMore InfoNovember 6, 2021November 7, 2021

Nevada

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Las VegasMore InfoAugust 19, 2021August 20, 2021
Las VegasMore InfoOctober 30, 2021October 29, 2021
RenoMore InfoNovember 13, 2021November 12, 2021

New Hampshire

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ManchesterMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 19, 2021

New Jersey

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TrentonMore InfoAugust 6, 2021August 7, 2021
NewarkMore InfoOctober 15, 2021October 16, 2021

New Mexico

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AlbuquerqueMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021

New York

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SyracuseMore InfoOctober 1, 2021October 2, 2021
BuffaloMore InfoOctober 28, 2021October 29, 2021
New YorkMore InfoNovember 6, 2021November 7, 2021

North Carolina

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CharlotteMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
RaleighMore InfoNovember 13, 2021November 14, 2021

North Dakota

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FargoMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 17, 2021

Ohio

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ColumbusMore InfoAugust 21, 2021August 22, 2021
ClevelandMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021
ColumbusMore InfoOctober 28, 2021October 29, 2021
CincinnatiMore InfoNovember 20, 2021November 21, 2021

Oklahoma

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Oklahoma CityMore InfoOctober 29, 2021October 30, 2021

Oregon

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BendMore InfoAugust 27, 2021August 28, 2021
PortlandMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
EugeneMore InfoNovember 4, 2021November 5, 2021

Pennsylvania

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PittsburghMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
PhiladelphiaMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 19, 2021
PhiladelphiaMore InfoNovember 20, 2021November 21, 2021

Puerto Rico

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TBDMore InfoTBDTBD

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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GreenvilleMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 8, 2021
ColumbiaMore InfoNovember 18, 2021November 19, 2021

South Dakota

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Rapid CityMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 10, 2021

Tennessee

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MemphisMore InfoAugust 7, 2021August 8, 2021
NashvilleMore InfoSeptember 31, 2021October 1, 2021
MemphisMore InfoNovember 13, 2021November 14, 2021

Texas

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AustinMore InfoAugust 28, 2021August 29, 2021
DallasMore InfoSeptember 23, 2021September 24, 2021
El PasoMore InfoSeptember 25, 2021September 26, 2021
HoustonMore InfoOctober 7, 2021October 8, 2021
AustinMore InfoNovember 6, 2021November 5, 2021
LubbockMore InfoNovember 19, 2021November 20, 2021
DallasMore InfoNovember 20, 2021November 20, 2021

Utah

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Salt Lake CityMore InfoAugust 21, 2021August 20, 2021
Salt Lake CityMore InfoNovember 18, 2021November 19, 2021

Vermont

CPR, AED, First Aid
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Virginia

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RoanokeMore InfoAugust 7, 2021August 8, 2021
RoanokeMore InfoOctober 29, 2021October 30, 2021
NorfolkMore InfoNovember 6, 2021November 7, 2021

Washington

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SeattleMore InfoAugust 26, 2021August 27, 2021
SpokaneMore InfoSeptember 18, 2021September 17, 2021
SeattleMore InfoOctober 9, 2021October 10, 2021

West Virginia

CPR, AED, First Aid
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Wisconsin

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MilwaukeeMore InfoSeptember 11, 2021September 12, 2021
Green BayMore InfoOctober 16, 2021October 17, 2021
MilwaukeeMore InfoNovember 19, 2021November 20, 2021

Wyoming

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CheyenneMore InfoAugust 21, 2021August 22, 2021