basic life support for instructors
  • Duration: 5 hours

Basic Life Support (BLS) / (CPR) Instructor Course

BLS Instructor: $300.00 includes the Textbook

The BLS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended learning format. AHA BLS Instructor candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty. Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current BLS Provider course completion card. Candidates who successfully complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, followed by course monitoring, will receive a BLS Instructor card, valid for two years. BLS Instructors are then able to teach the BLS Provider course and any course within the Heartsaver portfolio.

Contact the Training Center you are aligned with for information on the in-person skills check required for completion of this course.

Candidates who wish to become AHA BLS Instructors must complete this course. Also, all AHA Faculty (Regional and Training Center) must complete the Instructor Essentials Course for the discipline(s) for which they are Faculty.