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Instructor Courses

BLS/Heart Saver Instructor Training Course

The American Heart Association BLS/Heart saver Instructor course prepares the Instructor Candidate to teach AHA BLS and Heart saver courses according to current guidelines and science. The ideal Instructor Candidate is passionate about empowering people to save lives, motivated to facilitate learning and able to speak in front of groups.

Our Instructor Trainers have at least 10 years of teaching experience and are committed to ensuring each Instructor Candidate has the tools needed to teach a compliant, engaging CPR and/or First Aid course!

CPR Solutions is built on a standard of excellence that surpasses our competitors. We have created a framework that develops a partnership and teamwork between you (the Instructor), the community in which you will serve and your supporting staff at CPR Solutions. Our guiding goal for best practices includes realizing that success is a system that starts with good communication.

The following course prerequisites must be met to enroll in an AHA Instructor course:

  • A current AHA BLS Provider card. Cards from other certifying bodies will not be accepted.
  • Exemplary BLS and Heart saver skills (if applicable)
  • At least 18 years old
  • Complete the AHA BLS Instructor Essentials online course ($36)
  • Purchase the AHA BLS Instructor manual or e-book ($45)
  • *If teaching Heart saver courses, the AHA Heart saver manual must also be purchased ($55)

The BLS Instructor course focuses on the following concepts:

  • Equipment readiness and decontamination
  • How to organize and lead a compliant AHA class
  • How to use AHA materials to maximize student retention
  • Training Center specifics
  • How to manage the AHA website
  • How to administer written exams and skills testing
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This interactive video-based class will ensure you are fully prepared to lead a class on your own, but we welcome you to observe a class or two before you teach your first class.

You will be required to purchase the AHA 2020 BLS Instructor manual. Once teaching expectations and skills are fully understood, a 25-question multiple-choice exam is given to test comprehension of the ideologies presented.

The final step to becoming an American Heart Association Instructor is a successful monitor of your first class. The experienced Instructor assigned to monitor your first class is there to answer any questions that may arise and give constructive feedback to assure your class meets the AHA standard of excellence.