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.

Upcoming Courses

Student Testimonials

Good instructor, keeps me awake!
- Paramedic, PHTLS Provider Participant

Very convenient and knowledgeable teaching!
- Resident Physician, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Good training. Appreciate the teaching and hands-on time.
- Resident Physician, ACLS Provider Recognition participant

Excellent course, well run, I would attend another course.
- Family Medicine Physician, PALS Provider Recognition participant

Made renewal easy and fun.
- ACLS Provider Renewal participant

I learned many new things today.
- RN, ACLS Provider Renewal participant

Learned a lot of useful information and I would feel very confident if I had to use these skills in the field.
- Dentist, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Instructor very knowledgeable/personable.
- RN, ACLS Provider Renewal participant

Convenient location [in Green Bay area].
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Great course—to the point—easy to understand.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Great instructor. Sense of humor and kept our attention.
- C.N.A., BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Thank you! I appreciate the real world scenarios that were discussed during class and the time to practice.
- NP Student, ACLS Participant

Great course. It was interesting and will come in very handy while training and learning to become a nurse.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant

I was very pleased with this course and found it more helpful then the courses I recieved during pharmacy school.
- Pharmacist, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant