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

Over the years (many) I’ve taken ACLS. This course seems the most relaxed and yet informative and less stressful course.
- RN, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Course was conducted very professionally; learned some new information. Thanks!
- MD, ACLS Provider Renewal Participant

The instructor made this class easy to understand; very quiet and relaxed environment great for learning. Great explanation of science and why we do what we do—Great!
- RN, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Megacode is invaluable!
- Resident Physician, ACLS Provider Recognition Participant

Great job! Much better than my previous ACLS course.
- RN, ACLS Provider Renewal Participant

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

Convenient. The area tech schools cater to fire departments and not to private providers. APHE works out well.
- Critical Care Paramedic, ACLS Provider Renewal participant

Great job, efficient!
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Course was presented very well. Atmosphere was relaxed and not stressful.
- Paramedic, PHTLS Provider participant

Instructor knowledgeable and personable.
- Athletic Trainer, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

I am staff at several hospitals; however I choose to take this class through APHE because I learn more and can apply what I learn clinically. After all these years, finally a re-certification that is enjoyable!
- RN, ACLS Renewal Participant

Adam made learning BLS fun, was very entertaining and kept the class moving at a good pace.
- Nursing Student, ACLS Participant

Instructors spoke clearly and effectively made application of the skills presented. Easy.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers Participant