Guidelines for Requests to Translate American Heart Association Materials

General Guidelines

Permission may be granted to translate AHA material if the request meets these criteria:

  • Translated materials are not to be sold or used in a commercial or for profit venture.
  • The material may not be altered or adapted.
  • After the translation has been completed, we will need a letter, on professional letterhead, from a physician or medical expert (other than the requester or an employee of the requester’s company) confirming that they are fluent in English and the translation language, and confirming that they have reviewed the translated material and the translation is accurate.

International Requests

Requests to translate and distribute AHA materials outside of the United States may take an additional 30 business days to process. Because copyright laws differ by country it may be cost prohibitive for the American Heart Association to grant this type of request.


If permission to translate is granted, the following processing fees will be assessed:

  • Print only--$100.00
  • Electronic only--$150.00
    See Electronic Use Guidelines for more information
  • Electronic and Print--$200.00
    See Electronic Use Guidelines for more information

Fees must be paid in U.S. dollars via a check (written on a US bank or via international money order), credit card or bank/wire transfer. All taxes, exchange rates, and fees must be calculated so that the amount of payment is the full amount due in U.S. dollars. Please note that the above processing fees do not include any applicable material usage fees.

Permission Cannot Be Granted To

  • Translate recipes
  • To translate material into variation of the English language such as Europeanize