Saving Lives is Why
Visit our new site at cpr.heart.org for all things CPR, first aid, and emergency cardiovascular care.

The American Heart Association's Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) is inspiring the world to save lives through a dynamic message of hope. As the authority in resuscitation science, research and training, we publish the official AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC. We translate these Guidelines into the highest quality training materials, courses and programs in CPR, first aid and advanced emergency cardiovascular care for healthcare professionals, first responders, employees and the general public. Because saving lives is why.


Find a Training Center Near You

Our network of authorized AHA Training Centers and Instructors offer in-person classroom training and skills sessions. Schedule training, find contact information, or see course options for your local Training Center with our online tools.

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Coming Soon! 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC. Available October 15.

News & Events

HeartSaver Hero. Bystander CPR Saves Lives.
ReSS. Orlando, Florida. November 2015
Resuscitation Science Symposium

November 7-9, 2015

An international forum to discuss recent advances in treating cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury.

Learn more about ReSS

November 6
Learn what the new guidelines mean for teaching lifesaving CPR and ECC courses.
AHA Guidelines Instructor Update Conference

November 7-11
The leading cardiovascular conference for basic, translational, clinical and population science, in the US.
Scientific Sessions

November 7-9
An international forum to discuss advances in treating cardiopulmonary arrest and life-threatening traumatic injury.
Resuscitation Science Symposium

Hands-Only CPR. Two Steps To Save A Life.

Learn to Save a Life

More than 326,000 people in the US suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year. Statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved.

Learn About Hands-Only CPR

Find CPR, First Aid & ECC Materials

Approved Distributors

Visit one of our Distributors to purchase course materials.

Channing Bete Company
Laerdal Medical Corporation


Purchase and complete eLearning and blended learning courses.

Go to OnlineAHA to register and purchase CPR, first aid, and ECC courses.


Shop AHA eBooks to purchase digital course materials.

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Contact Us

CPR-related inquiries: 1-877-AHA-4CPR or 1-877-242-4277
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