American Heart Association® BLS | CPR Instructor Certification
As a BLS | CPR Instructor, you will be certified to teach the following courses:
BLS for Providers®
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED
Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
Teaching life-saving skills is not only rewarding, but becoming a CPR instructor is also great for:
- Save money by training company staff
- Building your resume while supplementing your income
- Medical students can certify fellow students
- Healthcare Providers can certify co-workers
- Childcare Providers can certify parents & colleagues
- BLS Instructor Essentials online course (redeem access code)
- BLS Instructor Manual eBook (redeem access code)
- 7-hours of hands-on classroom instruction
- BLS Instructor Candidate Workbook
- 2-year Instructor Certification
Cancellation & rescheduling policies.
COURSE PREREQUISITES & REQUISITES:
- Candidate must be at least 16 years old
- Candidate must possess a current American Heart Association® BLS Provider certificate.
- The BLS Instructor Course does not teach BLS Provider skills.
- BLS Instructor Candidates must be knowledgeable of BLS curriculum, and have strong BLS skills.
- Candidate must complete the (1.5 – 2 hours) online BLS Instructor Essentials Course
- Candidate must then attend the 7-hour BLS Instructor Essentials hands-on session.
- Candidate must be monitored teaching their first full course within 6 months of attending the hands-on session.
- There is a monitoring fee.
- Complete a BLS Instructor Candidate Application
IMPORTANT NOTE: Instructors must align with an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center for student certificate processing.
- You may choose to align with any AHA Training Center that will accept you.
- Students taking our BLS Instructor Course are automatically accepted by our AHA Training Center.
- If you are aligning with a different AHA Training Center, bring your BLS Instructor Candidate Application signed by that AHA Training Center Coordinator.
- American Heart Association® Program Administration (PAM) and Organization (PROAD)
- Registering on the AHA Instructor Network
- Navigating the AHA Instructor Network
- Being an effective instructor
- Planning to teach the course
- Acquiring equipment and course materials
- Classroom setup
- Conducting a course
- Course administration
- Getting your student completion cards
- Using feedback as a tool for improvement
BLS Instructor Resources