CPR and AED training in Minnesota and western Wisconsin

For more information about CPR and AED training, call 651-241-4470 or email HeartSafe@Allina.com.

Classes for businesses, communities and organizations

As part of Allina Health, Heart Safe Communities offers many options for CPR and AED training.

This bystander CPR class covers adult and child or infant CPR and how to use an AED in a convenient one hour class. Class is $15 per participant, but when possible we will try to link you to a community partner that often teaches class for free. For more information or to schedule a class please call 651-241-4470.

This do-it-yourself, at-home CPR training kit comes with manikin, 30 minute DVD that will walk you through the steps of CPR and AED use allowing you to practice at your own pace.

Kit can be used over and over by additional family members and friends so everyone learns how to perform CPR, clear airway obstructions when someone is choking, and use an AED.

Kits come in Adult/child or infant. To order, submit the AED/Equipment order form or call 651-241-4470.

Organizations or businesses can offer extensive training in CPR and AED use to employees or volunteers.

This American Heart Association certification course covers adult, child and infant CPR; AED use; and how to clear an airway when someone is choking.

Each participant works with their own mannequin and receives a HeartSaver course completion card. Other course details:

  • approximately 2.5 hours in length
  • one instructor per 10 participants
  • $60 per participant
  • classes held at your location and scheduled when you need them
  • If you are looking for a CPR class for just yourself, please visit American Heart Association or American Red Cross to find a class near you. You can also check with your local community college, school district adult education or community center for CPR classes.
Bystander Train the Trainer sessions teach you how to teach your own bystander CPR classes. The training will cover sudden cardiac arrest information, course outlines, tips of teaching Bystander CPR, how to teach AED use, class variations, and training resources available to you. Each participant will receive training materials including a peer instructor guide book and DVD. Class is approximately 1.5 hour in length and free of charge. Train the trainer sessions can be scheduled at your location by calling 651-241-4470.

All class options are accepted and approved under the Minnesota Good Samaritan Law (Minnesota State Statute 604A.01, subdivision 2).

No Fear CPR: Take Action, Save Lives


As of the 2014 school year, the CPR in schools law (120B.236) went into effect. This law requires that all Minnesota students between 7th and 12th grade receive CPR and AED training at least once before they graduate. Training can occur in as little as 30 minutes with compression-only CPR or include a full certification class. Compression-only CPR can be taught by anyone including local firefighters, police officers or Heart Safe Community group volunteers.

Allina Health Heart Safe is committed to assist schools with fulfilling this law by:

  • loaning out equipment
  • helping set up trainings (large group or classroom)
  • sharing free curriculums
  • linking schools with local community partners

Additional resources:

High School CPR Curriculum Training Kit

This fast-paced, 20-minute program explains what sudden cardiac arrest is and how spending just a few minutes learning CPR and how to use an AED can make anyone into a life-saver.

"No Fear CPR: Take Action, Save Lives" originally aired on Twin Cities Public Television. TPT produced the program with support from Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, Heart Safe Communities and the Mercy & Unity Hospitals Funds.