This CPR Instructor for Healthcare Providers Course is designed to prepare individuals to become instructors in either "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers."
NOTE: If you do not plan to teach primarily within St. Charles County you must align as an instructor with another AHA training center. Please contact David Dalton for a list of the alternate Training Centers. On the day of the class you will need to complete a transfer form to align with another site. If you are already aligned with another Training Center, please bring the address and contact person's name for that Training Center.
· Be accepted into an AHA Training Center
· A current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers CPR Provider card*
· The AHA Instructor Essentials Course completion certificate**
. Registered with the AHA Instructor Network (see instructions at https://www.sccad.com/pdfs/InstructorNetwork.pdf)
If you have a "BLS for Healthcare" provider card you will receive a Healthcare "BLS" instructor card upon successful completion and will be able to teach BOTH Heartsaver AND Healthcare provider classes.
**You will need to go to www.onlineaha.org to pay, enroll, complete, and print the certificate for the discipline specific AHA Instructor Essentials Course (IEC).
On the home page in the top middle box labeled “Course Catalog” click “Training & Education”. This will take you to all the IEC choices. Purchase the Instructor Essentials Course for the specific AHA instructor [BLS for Healthcare Providers] course you will be attending.
PLEASE NOTE the BLS IEC includes information needed to instruct BOTH BLS for Healthcare Providers AND Heartsaver CPR/First Aid classes. DO NOT purchase BLS AND HEARTSAVER IEC separately.
Instructor candidates are responsible for acquiring their own instructor manuals. THE MANUALS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLASSROOM SESSION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AN AHA CPR INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION CARD.
The required instructor manuals for a BLS instructor are:
BLS for Healthcare Provider Instr Manual – ISBN 978-1-1-61669-406-7 Product Code 15-1009
Heartsaver F/A CPR AED Instr Manual – ISBN 981616690151
Instructor manuals are available through a variety of sources. These are authorized AHA distributors:
After completion of the classroom instruction the candidate must be monitored while teaching a CPR provider or renewal class before an instructor card will be issued. This monitoring must take place within 6 months of taking the instructor class.
Course recognition is 2 years from the date of the classroom portion of the course. The instructor card supersedes the provider card.