Heartsaver® CPR AED (Online Part 1) And Skills Tests

Heartsaver CPR AED Online has been updated to reflect new science from the AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC. The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives.

Heartsaver CPR AED Online is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver CPR AED Blended Learning Course and teaches information needed for CPR and AED training. Upon completion of the online portion, students must complete a hands-on session with an AHA Instructor. 

You will learn:

  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Adult choking
  • Child CPR and AED use (optional)
  • Infant CPR (optional)
  • Child choking (optional)
  • Infant choking (optional)

CPR instruction includes high-quality compressions, airway management, breathing, and how to use a mask.

Once you begin the course, you’ll have access to the online lessons, videos, manuals and resources for 2 years! And you can start and stop the course at your convenience until you have finished it at your own pace.

Successful completion of the full Heartsaver CPR AED Course includes three (3) parts:

  • Part 1, Heartsaver CPR AED online course
  • Part 2, a hands-on skills practice session with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days
  • Part 3, a hands-on skills test with an authorized AHA Heartsaver Instructor within 60 days

After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor or on a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests (e.g., after you successfully complete all 3 parts), students receive an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.

Skills sessions (Parts 2-3) can be sold separately or, more commonly, with a bundle package, and must be completed within 60 days of completing the online Part 1.



This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR AED to meet job, regulatory or other requirements and is seeking an alternative to classroom-based training.


Heartsaver CPR AED Online has been updated to reflect new science from the AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC. The skills learned in this course will help you recognize cardiac arrest, get emergency care on the way quickly, and help a person until EMS arrives.

  • Can be completed at work, at home or wherever Internet access is available
  • Can be used for initial or renewal training 
  • Includes interactive exercises and videos
  • Certificate of completion available to print when Part 1 has been completed successfully
  • Includes online access to the Heartsaver First Aid Student Workbook
  • Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months following activation of their key
  • Includes audio and transcript for any of our students who may have a hearing or visual disability
  • Screen and text-sized options help meet diverse learning needs
  • Navigation controls provide students with the flexibility to move easily through content and customize their personal learning experience

Course Content and Description:

  • Key changes reflecting the new science from the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Adult CPR and AED use
  • Adult choking
  • Optional modules in child CPR, AED use and choking
  • Optional modules in infant CPR and choking

Learning Objectives:

  • 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
  • Describe how to perform CPR with help from others
  • Give effective breaths by using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
  • Perform high-quality CPR for a child*
  • Demonstrate how to use an AED on a child*Perform high-quality CPR for an infant*
  • Describe when and how to help a choking adult or child
  • Demonstrate how to help a choking infant*

*Child and infant modules are optional.

Course Materials:

Student Materials

  • Heartsaver CPR AED Online

Supplementary Materials

  • Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook with Adult and Child/Infant Reminder Cards
    • May Be Sold Separately
    • The Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook/Provider Manual is for use by a single user as a student reference tool before, during, and after the course.
    • Following are the specifications for 1 Heartsaver CPR AED Student Workbook:
      • 8.375″ x 10.875″ manual
      • Saddle-stitched within a full-color soft cover
      • Includes 72 pages of full-color images and text
  • Adult CPR AED Reminder Card
    • May Be Sold Separately
    • One 2.875″ x 3.75″ 7-panel
  • Child and Infant CPR AED Reminder Card
    • May Be Sold Separately
    • One 2.875″ x 3.75″ 8-panel

Course Format/Time:

  • Online lessons blended with hands-on skills session
    • Heartsaver Blended Learning courses include an online portion, followed by a hands-on session with an AHA BLS or Heartsaver Instructor
    • Approximately 3-4 hours
  • Part 1 Online:
    • Online-based and eLearning
    • The online portion can be completed in approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Parts 2 & 3 (Skills Practice and Testing) with an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED Instructor:
    • Additional time required for skills practice and testing (Parts 2 and 3)
    • The time to complete skills practice and testing session varies
  • Course time may vary for initial provider or renewal course

Course Prerequisites:

  • Present your expired American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED Provider Card to be considered a renewing provider and pay a reduced price for the course
    • We do not accept non-AHA provider cards
    • Please sign up for PDRE’s accredited Heartsaver CPR AED for Healthcare Providers course and receive the most globally recognized AHA provider card
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Provider Manual
    • A current 2015 Heartsaver CPR AED Provider Manual is not required to attend the course
    • Purchase the updated book from PDRE for during online class enrollment or before the start of the course at our facility
    • Please bring your book if you own the most up-to-date version

Technical Requirements:

  • This course has been tested on Windows XP and Mac OSX, with Internet Explorer 8+ or Firefox 2+. Please do not use the Internet Explorer 10 browser with this course. Programs are not supported by Apple Safari.

Course Fee:

  • Purchase the online access key and classroom-based skills assessment
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED (Online Part 1) And Skills Tests: $90
    • Access Key + Skills Tests Bundle Package
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Skills Tests (Only if Online Part 1 is Complete): $50
    • Skills Tests Only
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED (Online Part 1): $40
    • Access Key Only


To receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card using this program, students must complete three parts:

  • Part 1 must be paired with a hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) with an AHA CPR AED Instructor.
  • Heartsaver CPR AED (Online Part 1)
    • Upon successful completion of the online portion, including the written exam, students receive a Part 1 certificate of completion, which must be presented for parts 2 and 3. The Part 1 certificate of completion allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session.
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Part 2*
    • A hands-on skills practice session with an AHA Heartsaver CPR AED Instructor or using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM) system
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Part 3*
    • A skills test with an AHA CPR AED Instructor or using a VAM system
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Parts 2 and 3* should be completed in one “skills practice and testing” session.
  • Upon successful online and classroom-based course completion of all three parts, students receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card, valid for two years.
    • A certificate of completion is available to print when the online portion has been completed successfully
    • For greater success, it is recommended that the hands-on skills session be conducted shortly after completing the online portion
    • Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students will receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card (print or eCard), valid for 2 years
    • As of December 2017, the AHA has introduced the Heartsaver course completion card for K-12 school systems. The card signifies that an individual in the K-12 school system has successfully completed the objectives and skills evaluations in accordance with the curriculum of the AHA Heartsaver program. If you are a K-12 school, ask your Training Center about this option.

Scheduling & Discounts:

  • Once the course fee has been received, our staff will give the student a Heartsaver CPR AED Online Part 1 Course Key Code through email, phone, or at the facility to be used for online access to activate the course.
  • Codes will be emailed as soon as possible or within 48 hours of orders placed between 7:30am to 5:30pm PST Monday through Friday. If order is placed on Friday after 5:00 pm PST, then the key code may be emailed Monday morning.
  • Upon receipt of your access key code, activate and complete the course online at www.onlineaha.org, print out your online course completion certificate, and call our PDRE office to schedule your skills tests.
  • Please bring a copy of your course completion certificate to our PDRE facility.
  • Once you have successfully completed your skills testing, you will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) Provider Card that same day or it will be emailed to you as soon as possible.
  • PDRE offers some desktop and laptop computer access for the course. Limited seating(s) apply.
  • Please call us if you have any questions or for discounted group rates and seasonal promotions!
  • Feel free to view our website for more information: https://www.yourcprmd.com



Continuing Education:

  • Heartsaver CPR AED Online Continuing Education Accreditation – General Audience
    • IACET (General Audience) – July 25, 2016 – July 24, 2019
    • The American Heart Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).??The American Heart Association complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, the American Heart Association is authorized to issue the IACET 0.10 CEU.

Suggested Course:


The American Heart Association (AHA) strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in AHA ECC Courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association.

Policies, terms, conditions, and prices may be subject to change without prior notice at any time depending on market value and vendor pricing in addition to yearly, seasonal and daily discounts and specials. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education (PDRE) reserves the right to update or modify these policies, terms, conditions and prices.

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Our AHA ACLS instructor, Dr. Nuqui, was very knowledgeable, experienced, supportive, and entertaining. Most of all, I really appreciated how well organized and engaging the initial provider course was conducted in a pleasant and comfortable learning environment. Not only was the training site facility brand-new but everything from the student materials, training AEDs, intubation equipment and manikins were up-to-date and in excellent condition.

William, MD

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I highly recommend this training facility as your go-to CPR certification site for your healthcare job because Dr. Nuqui is not only passionate about saving lives but is awesome when it comes to teaching you the proper techniques of resuscitation including compressions, airway management, and defibrillator use. He shares his medical and teaching experiences while making you feel relaxed, stimulated, and well informed with the current AHA guidelines. He taught me exactly what I needed to know to be ready when cardiac arrest happens.

Ashley, LVN
During my Basic Life Support (BLS) class, I was given all of the necessary skills to be confident and not be afraid if ever one of my patients or family members collapses due to a heart condition, such as a heart attack. PDRE’s instructors and staff provide a very friendly, informative, humorous, interesting, and stress-free class that makes me want to personally refer all of my friends and family to do their CPR training at PDRE. Do not hesitate to try the best American Heart Association courses in the Desert Cities!
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As an elementary teacher who needed to be responsible for many students, I wanted to learn first aid basics and CPR in case I encounter a time when one of my students may either be choking, bleeding, seizes, faints, breaks a bone, sprains a muscle, becomes allergic, passes out, and experiences other first aid emergencies. Palm Desert Resuscitation Education’s first aid basics and CPR classroom course, which were held in our elementary school, was the perfect out-of-site learning setting to practice first aid basics and CPR for medical and injury emergencies. All of the staff and school employees are truly thankful and now self-assured to be able to provide possible practical first aid basics and CPR to our students, associates, friends or relatives. From my experience, Palm Desert Resuscitation Education quite honestly has the greatest, most efficient and personable instructors teaching top-of-the-line healthcare certification courses.
Gary, elementary teacher
Dr. Nuqui and his staff were truly amazing when I needed my BLS certification for my personal training business. He was very efficient and thorough with all of the course content and materials including the new guideline changes so that we are all up-to-date when it comes to performing effective CPR and step-by-step use of an AED. It was very easy to listen to him because he is not only a great instructor but is outgoing and personable. He really made the class enjoyable and easy to understand. I would definitely go back here for my BLS recertification.
Roel, personal trainer
Being a member of an exclusive golf club in the Palm Springs area, I was surprised by how much I learned in adult CPR and AED use, first aid basics, medical emergencies, injury emergencies, and environmental emergencies during an exciting and educational course held by Dr. Nuqui and other instructors in our private Club House. You never know when someone needs help, especially when we are out in the golf course, and those minutes before the first responders get to our location can be vital. Thus, those important medical techniques that Dr. Nuqui presented to us clearly could possibly save one of our participant’s lives. I now feel very comfortable that our golf club members were trained the proper way and can respond to almost any medical emergency.
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