Advanced Professional Healthcare, LLC

Advanced Professional Healthcare Education, LLC

Group classes available for any course that we offer. We will travel to you at no additional cost. Contact Us! or call 414-791-5018

Becoming an AHA BLS CPR Instructor

First aidOften we get asked how to become an American Heart Association CPR instructor, there are several steps I will detail below. First of you need to be certified in Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS). Then you need to complete the BLS Instructor Essentials course which can be found online at www.onlineaha.org/courses. In order to do this you need to find a training center or site that is looking for BLS instructors. This will allow you to align with a training center which will allow you to teach the BLS CPR Course once you are certified as an instructor. Once you have completed this you can attend the in person BLS Instructor course. You will also be required to purchase the BLS Instructor Manual, which is an important reference and resource for the instructor. The course covers many aspects of instructing including:

  • Class planning and preparation
  • Class layout
  • Training materials
  • Required paperwork
  • Recertification requirements
  • Course specific information

CPR DemonstrationOnce this is completed new instructors need to teach a witnessed class by a member of the training center’s faculty. Successful completion of all of the above and you will receive certification from the AHA as a BLS Instructor for a period of two years. Becoming a BLS instructor will allow you to teach the following AHA courses:

  • Parts 2 & 3 of Online AHA CPR Courses
  • Heartsaver® First Aid
  • Heartsaver® CPR/AED
  • Heartsaver® CPR in Schools
  • Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Family and Friends CPR

We at Advanced Professional Healthcare Education are always looking for new instructors and offer the BLS Instructor course twice a month once in Wauwatosa, and once in Madison. Register online or call our office today.

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Student Testimonials

Need recert for my job as an EMT Basic, Awesome Instructor.
- EMT, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Convenient, good price, needed ACLS cert.
- Resident Physician, ACLS recognition participant

Very hands-on. Good reinforcement and practice and observation and highlighting of points.
- Librarian, Heartsaver CPR/AED Participant

Adam rocks like you wouldn’t believe. If I ever code I want him. Great instruction style, easy to learn.
- 4th year Medical Student, ACLS Recognition Provider participant

Information presented very well.
- Heartsaver CPR/AED Participant

Great program, great instructors.
- EMT, PHTLS Provider Participant

I was very impressed with how this course was set up and run. Compared to my previous ACLS course with a different group, this allowed for much more time for teaching and discussion. The relaxed atmosphere also was greatly appreciated!
- Resident Physician, ACLS Provider Recognition participant

It was recommended to take ‘Adam’s Class’ because he was a very good teacher and taught us in a way that helped us remember what was important to know—made it simplified—I would like to see Adam available to teach all of our ACLS/PALS/CPR classes.
- Emergency Department RN, ACLS Provider Recognition participant

Helpful comments, excellent explanations.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Very funny! Made it fun!
- Child care specialist, Heartsaver CPR/AED participant

Adams knowledge base is amazing. Thank you! I learned far more than ever!
- Medical Assistant, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant

Perfect for my needs, clear and concise.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant