Guidelines for ECC Use

Updated:Aug 22,2014

General  Guidelines

The American Heart Association grants permission to use algorithms, tables and illustrations from current ECC materials according to the fee schedule noted in the table below.  The AHA no longer grants permission to use older black-and-white line drawing illustrations.

International Requests

Requests to translate CPR/ECC materials from outside the United States may take an additional 30 business days to process.  Since copyright laws differ by country, it may be cost prohibitive for the American Heart Association to grant such requests.

Algorithms/Tables Fee Schedule 
The table below outlines the fee schedule for use of algorithms and/or tables.

Number of algorithms, or tables

Fee Schedule for in educational, nonprofit materials

Fee Schedule for publishers

Algorithms 1-3 (25%)

$100 per algorithm + processing fee

$400 per algorithm  + processing fee

Algorithms 4-8 (75%)

$200 per algorithm  + processing fee

$600 per algorithm  + processing fee

Algorithms over 8:Considered a directly competing product.  Permission not granted.Considered a directly competing product.  Permission not granted.

Tables 1-3

$100 per table  + processing fee

$400 per table  + processing fee

Tables 4-8

$200 per table  + processing fee

$600 per table  + processing fee

Tables over 8Considered a directly competing product.  Permission not granted.Considered a directly competing product.  Permission not granted.

Due to intellectual property considerations, permission cannot be granted for:

  • Use of more than 8 algorithms
  • Use of more than 8 tables