AHA BLS Instructor
About the Course
This course is designed to teach candidates who hold certifications in Heartsaver first aid and BLS Provider CPR how to teach all levels of AHA CPR and First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogen courses. A letter or recommendation is required. Course includes initial monitoring if at TCLS.
AHA BLS Instructor Course
The steps to becoming an American Heart Association instructor include:
1. Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center
2. Have current AHA provider status in BLS Provider, and Heartsaver First Aid
3. Successfully complete the required hours of classroom instruction.
4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators, or Faculty can require additional monitoring.
Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources, and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.
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