The BLS Instructor Essentials Course teaches information needed to instruct AHA's BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver® classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for BLS for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver eLearning courses. These courses include:
BLS for Healthcare Providers,
BLS for Healthcare Providers Online Part 1,
HeartCode® BLS Part 1,
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED,
Heartsaver® CPR AED,
Heartsaver® First Aid,
Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid,
Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online Part 1,
Heartsaver® CPR AED Online Part 1,
Heartsaver® First Aid Online Part 1.
IMPORTANT: Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in BLS for Healthcare Providers. Candidates also must have aligned with an AHA BLS Training Center that is accepting new BLS Instructors.
Following successful completion of the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, candidates also must:
Attend the in-person, skills practice-driven, Faculty-led BLS Instructor Course; and
be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course.
Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive a BLS Instructor card, valid for two years.