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Welcome, Future American Heart Association
Basic Life Support Provider Instructor
BLS | CPR | Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED Instructor!

AHA BLS Instructor Mandatory Pre-admission Requirements.

After Class Requirements

  • AHA instructor monitoring within six months. It will be done at the St. Petersburg, Florida office.

  • Alignment with an American Heart Association Training Center for student certificate processing.

Classroom Expectation of BLS Instructor Candidate

Instructor candidates will be given the Heartsaver CPR or BLS | Basic Life Support Provider written exam. A score of 84% or better must be obtained. Additionally, CPR psychomotor skills proficiency must be demonstrated. Students who do not pass the written or skills test cannot continue in the course.

As an American Heart Association BLS Instructor, you can offer the following AHA classes to students.

  • BLS Provider for Healthcare Providers.

  • Heartsaver CPR and AED.

  • First Aid classes.

  • Blood Borne Pathogens classes.

  • Friends and Family courses.

  • Trauma Bleeding Control certification.

  • Heartcode® or Heartsaver® blended online eLearning courses with in-person skills testing sessions

Becoming an AHA BLS Instructor: Your Guide to Empowering Lives
Embarking on the journey to become a Basic Life Support (BLS) instructor with the American Heart Association (AHA) is a commitment to saving lives and empowering others with vital life-saving skills.
Master the Bas
ics: Ensure a solid grasp of BLS principles, which form the foundation of emergency cardiovascular care. BLS involves critical interventions to support circulation, airway, and breathing during cardiac arrest or respiratory distress.

Prerequisites: To qualify for AHA BLS instructor certification, be at least 16 years old and hold a current BLS Provider course completion card, demonstrating proficiency in essential skills at the provider level.

Complete the BLS Instructor Course: Enroll in the AHA BLS Instructor Course, a dynamic program combining hands-on skills practice, video-based lessons, and instructor-led discussions. This comprehensive course covers adult, child, and infant CPR, AED use, and relief of choking.

Affiliate with an AHA Training Center: Initiate affiliation with an AHA Training Center, responsible for overseeing and supporting instructors. Training Centers provide materials, and guidance, and ensure courses align with AHA standards. Connect with a local Training Center or your employer to start this process.

Teach Your First Class: After completing the BLS Instructor Course and observing seasoned instructors, take the leap to teach your first class. Embrace the opportunity to share knowledge, and remember that everyone starts somewhere. Teaching is a learning process in itself.

Maintain Certification and Stay Updated: Continuous learning is essential for BLS instructors. AHA mandates maintaining certification by teaching a minimum number of classes and staying updated on guideline changes. Attend regular updates and refresher courses to ensure current knowledge.

Promote Your Classes: Effective promotion is crucial, whether teaching independently or through an organization. Utilize social media, community boards, and local networks to spread the word about your BLS classes. Emphasize the practical and life-changing nature of the skills you offer.

Create an Engaging Learning Environment: Foster an engaging and supportive learning environment where participants feel comfortable asking questions and practicing skills. As a BLS instructor, your goal is not just to convey information but to inspire confidence in your students.

Celebrate Success Stories: Celebrate the success stories that emerge from your classes. Whether a student uses BLS skills in a real-life situation or gains confidence, these moments highlight the impact of your role as an AHA BLS instructor.
Becoming a BLS instructor is a fulfilling journey that goes beyond professional development. It's about contributing to a community of lifesavers and making a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Are you ready to take the plunge and become an AHA BLS instructor? The path awaits, and the impact is immeasurable.

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