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

Review of everything, plus learning new ‘tricks’ for assessments and remembering GCS. Overall, a great course. Remembered a lot and hand many skills reinforced. Thanks, Adam!
- Paramedic, PHTLS Provider Participant

I feel confident should a situation arise to perform CPR. Everything was very clear and easy to understand.
- Nursing Student, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Loved the format—more involving for all!
- Paramedic, ACLS for Experienced 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

Nikki was a very good instructor. Everything was explained thoroughly. She demonstrated very well.
- C.N.A., BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Enjoyed course. Instructor made it fun and it was easier to comprehend. The instructor made the hands-on seem more practical than courses I have taken before.
- BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Very knowledgeable instructor—great stories!
- Paramedic, PHTLS Provider participant

All was a great review and a lot of great information was presented. Presentation was very interesting!
- RN, PHTLS Provider participant

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

It was beneficial to watch and do and get immediate feedback. Instructor has great sense of humor and knowledge.
- Physical Therapist, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Great Class—fast with little down time. Would definitely take again here.
- RN, BLS for Healthcare Providers participant

Instructor very knowledgeable. Clear and precise.
- RN, ACLS Provider Recognition participant

I really enjoyed the CPR class. My instructor really made this experience fun and I learned a lot.
- Pharmacy Student, BLS for Healthcare Participant

Great enjoyed real life examples and use of humor. Non-threatening environment
- LPN, ACLS Renewal Participant