BLS Instructor Course

A BLS Instructor has the ability to teach the American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider Course. In addition, BLS Instructors are also trained to teach Heartsaver courses, including Heartsaver First Aid, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver AED, Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, Heartsaver CPR in Schools, Heartsaver Bloodborne Pathogen, and Family and Friends CPR with the proper instructor manual.

The four steps Process to becoming an American Heart Association BLS Instructor:

  1. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline of the Instructor Course, and be proficient in all the skills of BLS/Heartsaver CPR
  2. Complete the American Heart Association BLS Instructor Essential
  3. Successfully completed the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course and paperwork.
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months after completing the Instructor Course.


BLS Instructor Initial Course: $350

BLS Instructor Renewal Course: $150

Optional Cost:

AHA BLS Instructor Online Essential: $49.99 (This is the second step on the process list).

AHA BLS Instructor Package: $169.99 (Must have one in class, can be purchased with class). The package includes:

  • BLS Instructor Manual: A detailed lesson plan (16 for the classroom-based course and 15 for the blended-learning course) and information for teaching the BLS for Healthcare Providers course on an initial or a renewal basis.
  • An Instructor CD features supplemental information and tools.
  • Six page-divider tabs to make finding key sections quick and simple.
  • 50 pages (plus 31 lesson plans), with 6 page-divider tabs, 8 1/2″ x 11″. Formatted as a loose-leaf, 3-hole-punched manual that fits into a binder.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual (15-1010). The required student text for the BLS course manual includes the:

  • Information on single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including emergency recognition; adult, child, and infant rescue techniques; high-quality CPR; AED use; and relief of choking.
  • A 2-sided, 3-panel pocket reference card (4″ x 6 1/2″ folded).
  • 96 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″.

Basic Life Support (BLS) DVD Set with Renewal Course DVD (15-1079). Includes the required video segments for the classroom-based and blended-learning options for the full BLS course and the classroom-based renewal course for providers who already have BLS training but need to renew their certification. For the full course, Instructors can choose between in-facility and prehospital tracks based on the needs of the students in the class. The renewal course DVD features accelerated content, allowing time efficiency while teaching single-rescuer and team BLS skills for both in-facility and prehospital settings.
The BLS Instructor Package includes the following:

  • DVD Set includes
  • A BLS Instructor Manual
  • BLS Student Manual
  • BLS DVD Set.

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