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

Thank you for doing such a great job getting us thru ACLS! I appreciated your laid back and humorous approach.
- RN, ACLS renewal participant

Loved the reminder card. Great idea! Well done!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Excellent. Thank you!
- RT/Director of Respiratory Department, ACLS Provider Recognition participant

Best ACLS renewal class ever taken—good practical scenarios and application of information.
- Cardiovascular Lab RN, ACLS Provider Renewal participant

Great instructor, lots of knowledge, would renew with them.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Found and enrolled . . . had a date available for me in short notice; got a person on the phone when I called! Great! And funny!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Class was very helpful, very easy to enroll. I will definitely use this company for my NRP. Liked that so many classes are available, frequently and locally. Thanks! I would not have gotten my renewal on time without you!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Very friendly—cooperative—great customer service!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

I thought the course was well-done with a good amount of hands-on practice time.
- LPN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Instructor knows material and procedures very well.
- Phy Ed teacher, Heartsaver CPR/AED participant

Very informative! Well Put Together!
- Paramedic, ACLS for Experienced Providers participant

Instructor has calmness, fun, good approach, and environment to make it easier to learn.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Adam, thank you for the very best CPR class I have ever taken. Your dedication to this is evident and honored.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Nicole did a wonderful job. Very easy to follow. Thanks!
- C.N.A., BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Brenda did an excellent job in teaching the class. Very professional.
- Nursing Student, PALS Participant