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AHA Instructor Classes

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Become an American Heart Association Instructor 

Candidate will complete the AHA BLS Instructor Course (where they can teach Basic CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens, & BLS). The class at least 6 hours. You will be aligned with one of our AHA Training Centers.

Step 1: Complete all prerequisite online courses (will be provided after registration)

Step 2: Attend the instructor trainer class. At the end of class, candidates will be required to take a 25-question written exam which covers what they learned during the online and in-person portions of their course. An 84% or higher is required to pass. 

Step 3: Get monitored. After the class, Instructor Candidates will need to teach a class while being monitored by their instructor or another AHA Training Center Faculty member within 6 months of taking the instructor course. It’s recommended to schedule monitoring as soon as possible so candidates have skills fresh in their mind.

During the monitoring, candidates are graded using the AHA Instructor Monitor Tool form. After successful completion, candidates are issued a CPR Instructor certification within 10 days.