BLS Instructor

 American Heart Association BLS Instructor Certification
Course Description
The BLS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended-learning format.  To become an AHA BLS Instructor, candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on in class session, which is classroom based.  The online portion of the course contains both core content and discipline-specific modules to prepare the instructor candidates for the hands-on session.  In the classroom, our Faculty will continue preparing instructor candidates to become AHA instructors by focusing on the in-depth material about the Heartsaver and BLS disciplines that candidates will be teaching.  The hands-on session includes instruction, practice, and an exam, allowing instructor candidates to successfully use their instructor materials and skills.

As a BLS Instructor, candidates will also be able to teach the following courses:

  • BLS- Basic Life Support (for Healthcare Providers)
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
  • Heartsaver CPR AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
Prerequisites for Instructor Candidates
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider course completion card (no other BLS certifications will be accepted)
  • Be proficient in the skills of BLS
  • Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online
  • Align with an American Heart Association Training Center accepting new students
Course Content
  • Overview of New Science-2015 Guidelines
  • Instructor Network
  • Heartsaver Instructor Materials and Equipment
  • BLS Instructor Materials and Equipment
  • Organizing and Teaching Courses
  • Written Exam/ Skills Testing
  • Instructor Renewal
  • Training Center Specifics
  • HeartCode BLS and Blended Learning
  • Hands-Only CPR
  • Manikin Maintenance and Decontamination
Certification Requirements
To receive certification AHA BLS Instructor candidates must:

  • Step 1: Have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider course completion card
  • Step 2: Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course
  • Step 3: Become aligned with our Training Center
  • Step 4: Complete the in-class hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty
  • Step 5: Successfully be monitored teaching within 6 months of completing the hands-on session of the Instructor Essentials course

Candidates who successfully complete the steps listed above will receive a BLS Instructor certification, valid for two years.

Course Fee
  • BLS Instructor Course Fee: $225
Additional Fees
Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.
Class Schedule & Registration

There are no BLS Instructor classes available at this time. Please check back soon.

Training Center Alignment

Program Policies

Program Policies for Instructor Courses

Refund Policy: Class fees are nonrefundable and no refunds will be issued once fees have been submitted. Class materials and supplies such as course manuals and textbooks, CPR masks and all other class supplies are nonrefundable.

Transfer Policy: The class transfer fee is $150.00 and registered participants are required to complete a Online Transfer Request at least 72 hours prior to the class date in order to be eligible to transfer. Transfers will only be granted if space is available in a future class with-in 60 days of the original class date. Only (1) transfer is allowed per registration.

No Show Policy: If a registered participant is a no-show and absent from their scheduled class, the participant will not receive a refund of any kind and is not eligible for a class transfer.

Cancelled Class Policy: CPR Training Professionals reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class at no additional charge or a full refund.

Visitor Policy: Only registered class participants are allowed in the classroom during training. All visitors must wait in the parking lot.

Replacement Certificate Policy: The replacement certificate fee is $35. To request a replacement certificate call (714) 602-9796.