Course Overview

CPR AED is an interactive program that teaches the lifesaving skill of CPR and AED administration.  This class is not intended for Professional Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association Heartsaver AED Course Completion Card is valid for two years.

During the course, an AHA Instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students to complete their CPR and AED skills practice and skills testing. 

Course Details
6.5 hours

This course covers these topics

Heartsaver AED is a classroom course that teaches basic CPR and AED skills such as:

  • Giving CPR to an infant, child, and adult
  • Using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Using a mask or barrier device

This course is intended for

  • Designated first responders
  • Individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements
  • Select departments or an entire workplace

Suggested text and learning

The American Heart Association requires ALL students to bring the 2015 AHA CPR AED Provider Manual to class. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. If you would like to purchase a book directly from Defib This, you may call us at 831.426.911 to make arrangements or stop by our student store and purchase it here. You can also purchase the hard copy.

They are an AHA requirement that allows us to provide you with a valid AHA card at the end of your course.  We have books available for purchase if needed, but we also encourage you to shop around for the best value.

Phillip D.


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Linda B.


I’m not a fan of online surveys.

I attended my ACLS recertification class and BLS Challenge yesterday, and enjoyed being in a classroom and learning.

I’m glad to see that in-classroom classes are mandatory for certifications and re-certifications. Effective teams are important in healthcare, and one of the best ways to work on team dynamics is participating in person. (ZOOM classes IMHO do not necessarily provide the best learning outcomes.)

The instructor. Alex Williams, did a great job providing realistic practicums for each individual student, knowing their backgrounds and what they would encounter in their clinical practice. He is also very knowledgable on the critical thinking skills for a successful resuscitation.

Facility bathroom needs work with the toilet paper dispenser (could not load the paper) and the soap dispensers not working. There was no stand alone (hand pump) soap dispenser or hand sanitizer.

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Martha N.


Good Afternoon Defib

I had my BLS course yesterday . Service was great. The receptionist greeted me with a smile ..

Facility was clean . One thing I would say is that it was cold and other students agreed as well . I always enjoy Bob F. his instruction makes the class enjoyable. He is easily approachable when I have questions or concerns and very knowledgeable.

See you in two years  

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Jared B.


Excellent classes and staff!

Aki is very knowledgeable, supportive, and helpful!

You will have a stronger resume when you put Defib This classes on it!

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