Heartsaver® for K-12 Schools

This Heartsaver® CPR AED course is exclusively for K-12 students, faculty, and staff.


The Heartsaver CPR AED course is designed to prepare students to perform CPR  and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are designed to be flexible and customizable with optional modules, and are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course .


After successfully completing the Heartsaver CPR AED course, students should be able to:


  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR for an adult alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
  • give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).


Upon successful completion of each course, including relevant skills testing, students receive a course completion card that is valid for two years.