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How to Become an Instructor
Are you interested in becoming an American Heart Association (AHA) CPR instructor?
The ideal instructor candidate:
-is motivated to teach and facilitate learning
-is motivated to ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
-views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills
To become an AHA Instructor, you must:
1. Be accepted by an AHA Training Center (TC) that is accepting new instructors.
2. Have a current provider card and be proficient in your skills.
3. Successfully complete the Instructor Essentials course, including both the online portion and the classroom/hands-on session.
4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first class within 6 months of completing the hands-on session of the training.
We offer approximately one new instructor course per month. The AHA Instructor Essentials course is taught in a blended learning format. The first portion of the training consists of a self-directed, online course, followed by a hands-on classroom course held at our office from 9:00 am to 4:00pm. The final step in achieving your instructor status is being successfully monitored teaching your first class.
The AHA mandates that all instructors align with a training center. By attending our class, you are choosing to align with Training Concepts. The annual fee for affiliating with Training Concepts is $60 and will be billed when you've completed the process of becoming an instructor and are issued your card. You will complete the Instructor Application at the classroom portion of the training. If you intend to align with another training center, please let us know before registering for the class, so we can provide you with the necessary paperwork.
When you become an AHA CPR Instructor, you will be able to teach numerous CPR/AED and First Aid courses that AHA offers. You will be able to train co-workers, childcare workers, teachers, students, family, friends, and organizational groups.
American Heart Association Course Fees Disclaimer
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has
developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not
represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees
needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHH.
( BLS) Basic Life Support
The BLS Provider Manual eBook is the electronic equivalent of the AHA’s BLS Provider Manual.