HSI offers training for adult and pediatric CPR, AED, First Aid, and advanced programs such as Basic Life Support (BLS). View a full list of HSI programs.
Depending on the topic, the student’s pace, and the delivery method of the course, training can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 7 hours to complete.
Most courses deliver a digital two-year certification card upon successful completion. For more information, visit our programs page.
You can find an approved HSI Training Center near you with our training center locator.
Most courses deliver a digital certification card upon successful completion. For more information, visit our CPR and First Aid training programs page.
Yes. Anyone is eligible to challenge the course and earn an HSI certification card. There are no lessons or teaching in a challenge. Participants are solely responsible and must be prepared to take a written exam and skill test. The instructor’s activities are limited to administering the written exam and carrying out the skill tests. To see if there is an HSI Training Center near you that offers the challenge option, visit this page.
An HSI certification card is not a license. The certification card verifies that you were able to satisfactorily perform the required skills at the time you successfully completed training.
Digital certification cards are delivered by email immediately upon successful completion of a full-certification course.
Depending on the certification you receive, it may be valid for one or two years.
You can reach out to the training center where you originally received your certification card and request a replacement. HSI is not able to resend the certification card to you on the training center’s behalf.
Accreditation and Acceptance
HSI’s emergency care training programs and brands are currently accepted, approved, or recognized as an industry credential meeting the requirements of thousands of US state regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards, national associations, commissions, and councils in hundreds of occupations and professions. Learn more here.
Neither HSI, the AHA, nor the ARC are recognized accreditation organizations. HSI, like the AHA and ARC, is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). HSI training programs are equivalent to the training programs developed and administered by the AHA and the ARC.
Finding an HSI Course or Instructor
Depending on the course, it may be available in a traditional classroom setting, through blended learning with in-person, instructor-led skills session, or by Remote Skills Verification (RSV). HSI can help individuals get full-certification CPR and First Aid training.
Depending on your needs, we can handle your training through our National Training Solution (NTS) network of instructors. Learn more and contact us about NTS.
HSI is comprised of five emergency care training programs and brands: the American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), MEDIC First Aid®, EMS Safety Services, 24-7 EMS & Fire, and AVERT. These training programs include a range of courses covering CPR and first aid training for the community and workplace, continuing education for first responders, and active violence emergency response training.
HSI is a nationally accredited organization of the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). Learn more with our HSI Emergency Care Fact Sheet.