Advanced Professional Healthcare, LLC

Advanced Professional Healthcare Education (APHE) LLC

Group classes available for any course that we offer. We will travel to you at no additional cost. Contact Us! or call 262-233-0133

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

Great explanation! Helped greatly. Thank you!
- RN, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Presentation always interesting. Information nicely relayed to class.
- Paramedic, PHTLS Provider Participant

Instructor clearly knew his stuff. Good scenarios and feedback. I’m a visual/interactive learner—liked the charts.
- RRT, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Easy to take (location, dates, ease of signing up), and price.
- Resident Physician, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Nikki was great. She was very informative and friendly.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Instructor was excellent! Made it entertaining and fun and kept our attention. Good sense of humor and charisma. I learned a lot!
- Heartsaver CPR/AED participant

Fantastic and constant forward movement.
- C.N.A., BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Great attentive instructor.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

The course and instructor was very informative and easy to follow. Any questions I had were answered right away and everything was explained well and in detail. Thank you!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Most excellent!
- CRNA, ACLS Provider Renewal participant

I enjoyed the relaxed nature of the course, yet the instructor gave realistic information for my use. Very well done.
- Chiropractor, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Loved the teacher! She made me understand things very well and gave useful, interesting tips.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Instructor was clear, answered questions so we could understand instructions. Was very knowledgeable and held our attention.
- NP Student, ACLS Participant

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

Very well done. Actually feel I could walk out of this class and perform CPR. Great instructors.
- Medical Assistant, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant