AHA Basic Life Support CPR Instructor
Class Cost $250.00 (materials purchased separately)
You Will Be Able To Teach
BLS for Healthcare Provider
Pediatric First Aid
Blood Borne Pathogens
Step 1 Have a current BLS for Healthcare Providers card
Step 2 Align with a Training Center in your area to be your home (we can accept you or help you find a Center to transfer to post-course)
Step 3 Review the Instructor Expectations Click to Download
The American Heart Association Instructor Course is offered is 3 Parts.
Part 1 (complete prior to our first meeting):
Register for your course and order your materials (see below)
Complete the Instructor Essentials course online
Complete the Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED eLearning course online
Attend our 2-day course, where we will help you learn to use your AHA materials and plan, organize and faciliate a successful course. We will review and demonstrate courses you can teach and the teaching methodology AHA Instructor utilize. Candidate will have an opportunity to work with others in mock teaching scenarios. Also include is administrative duties, material ordering, roster and card processing specific to our training center policy.
To successfully complete your Instructor Course you will need to be monitored. You will need to shadow at least 2 courses being taught by our TC (or another by approval) before scheduling your monitor date. You may take additional time shadowing other instructors until you feel you are ready and confident. You have up to 6 months to complete. When ready you will plan, organize and produce your own course from start to finish. Please be advised that since we must assigned faculty to your course to monitor, your course date must be given at least 2 weeks in advance and be approved before confirming.
We hope you will become an AHA Instructor!
This materials list will be sent to you in your confirmation email after registering. Below is an estimate or time and cost so you can plan ahead.
Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED eLearning #90-1401 $40.00 3-4 hours to complete
BLS Instructor Essentials Online #90-1429 $30.00 4-6 hours to complete
BLS Instructor Package #90-1037 $96.00 (includes teaching DVD, Instructor and Student Manual)
Heartsaver First Aid CPR Instructor Manual #90-1029 $49.00 (includes Instructor Manual only, teaching DVD sold separately)
As an American Heart Association Instructor you can volunteer, teach on your own, for your employer or others. We support your goals and want to help you acheive them by successfully completing the course and continuing an active role teaching. It is important that you have an idea how you will use your status and have an audience in mind you would like to reach. Also be sure you have the time to commit to development. Most new instructors are successful when they can teach or help teach at least once a week for the first few months and have little delay between taking the course and getting active in the classroom! We offer courses several times a year and if this is not the best time for you to dedicate the time to developing as an instructor we encourage you to register at a later date.
Other considerations: If you will be teaching on your own then investing in your own equipment is best. A Training Center may have very limited resources for renting. Starter manikin sets run approximately $300-$400 with additional equipment needs such as AED trainers or practice supplies $200-$300. We do NOT recommend you purchase equipment in advance of taking the course as we want you to be sure it is a good fit. But consider investing back into yourself a little with each class you teach and soon you will have an inventory that will last many years. We will go over equipment choices and resources at class. If you research in advance, feel free to bring information with you.
To maintain your Instructors status, you must teach at least courses every to years, attend any required updates,forums and stay aligned ith an AHA Approved Training Center. Training Centers may have additional criteria for alignment.