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before choosing ASHI Training

please read the following information

How are cpr guidelines developed?


CPR guidelines are developed as part of a collaboration between the American Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which includes leading resuscitation organizations from around the world. ILCOR meet twice a year with the following objectives:

  • Provide a forum for discussion and for coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide.

  • Foster scientific research in areas of resuscitation where there is a lack of data or where there is controversy.

  • Disseminate information on training and education in resuscitation.

  • Provide a mechanism for collecting, reviewing and sharing international scientific data on resuscitation.

  • Produce statements on specific issues related to resuscitation that reflect international consensus.


AHA is the leader, amongst ILCOR members, in resuscitation research and science, education and training, and publisher of the official AHA Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

will an ASHI certification be accepted?

ASHI's CPR and First Aid certifications are widely known, recognized and whose training is equal to that offered by AHA. When it comes to First Aid training, ASHI's training is more robust and specifically focuses on workplace safe and compliance. ASHI's credentialed emergency care training programs meet the requirements of nearly 5,000 state regulatory agencies, occupational licensing boards and national associations in more than 550 occupations and professions. Most employers, schools and credentialing agencies will accept ASHI, but not all. It is in your best interested to confirm this before scheduling any training.

what if i take ashi training and its not accepted?


If you choose to move forward with ASHI certification training and you find out later that it is not accepted, you will be able retake an AHA certification training by paying the difference between what you paid for your ASHI training and the equivalent AHA class, PLUS an additional $20 administration fee.  PLEASE NOTE: You will still have to take full AHA course. 

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