American Heart Association CPR Instructor Training

American Heart Association Instructor course is designed to prepare qualified instructors to teach CPR, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.  It will include a review of essential skills and BLS concepts, equipment use, and AHA instructor expectations.

 During this course, you will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in teaching and performing BLS skills and concepts
  • Demonstrate the proper function, use and cleaning of BLS teaching equipment
  • Teach BLS Healthcare Provider CPR or Heartsaver AED in a typical classroom setting
  • Evaluate BLS for Healthcare Provider students fairly and provide appropriate remediation as needed
  • Discuss the American Heart Association’s expectations for BLS instructors


Prerequisites for Course:

  • · Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline.
  • · Purchase instructor manual for discipline you will be teaching.  AHA BLS/Heartsaver
  • Align with an AHA Training Center

After course and before Instructor Certification is obtained, participants need to be monitored successfully teaching a course within six months after completing the Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring.

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Wanda McCoy
Wanda McCoy507-433-0615