Application for Training Site Affiliation to CPR & ECC Training Programme

The Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) is Ireland’s only national charity for heart health and is working to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

The CPR & ECC Training Programme provides resuscitation training through over 200 affiliated training sites situated throughout Ireland. These sites provide a variety of different training courses across the disciplines of Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

The Irish Heart Foundation is the administrative body for the training programme and is responsible for ensuring that all courses and training follow the appropriate standards and guidelines. The Foundation supports and monitors its affiliated training sites and provides updates and information to all sites and instructors as necessary.

The IHF is an International Training Centre (ITC) affiliated to the American Heart Association’s ECC Training Programme and is also a Recognised Training Institution of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) in Ireland. IHF follows the guidelines and standards set by both organisations.

The IHF has one resuscitation council (ACLS Council) that helps establish national policies and procedures for how the AHA science and programme content is to be implemented in Ireland and provide input and direction with technical matters of the ACLS Training Programme.

The programme currently has approximately 3,000 certified Instructors across the disciplines of Heartsaver, BLS, CFR Community, ACLS and ACLS EP.

Due to the voluntary nature of IHF we are unfortunately unable to take on an unlimited supply of training sites that wish to affiliate to the training programme. However we are pleased to be able to currently accept new applications for affiliation to the CPR & ECC Training Programme and will issue those which are successful in their application with a contract of affiliation.

Please be aware that the closing date for new applications for affiliation is Friday 30th July 2021 at 5.00pm.

Please send the completed application form and all required supporting documents electronically to

NB: Closing Date for Applications & Supporting Documentation:

Friday 30th July 2021 (Close of business)

Supporting documents