Becoming an American Heart Association instructor is easy after consulting with an American Heart Association Training Center to find out whether the Training Center (TC) is accepting new instructors and the TCC's (Training Center Coordinator) preferred course delivery.
1. You must have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR course completion card.
2. Need to have 1 letter of recommendation from CPR educators, AHA Training Center Faculty or Director (or Assistant Director of EMS Training Department at your EMS/Ambulance Service, Fire Department, or healthcare facility).
3a. If you are teaching the Basic Life Support (CPR) course, the AHA Instructor Essentials course for this discipline must be completed prior to the start of the course (WITHOUT exception). The cost of this is $35.00 (cost not included in the Instructor Course fee). A link to this course can be found here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-instructor-essentials-online Continuing Education hours are available for EMS. Your completed certificate need to be emailed to Contact@BayStateEMSEducators.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE the start of the course.
3b. If you are ONLY planning to teach the Heartsaver (Layperson) First Aid/CPR/AED, the AHA Instructor Essentials course for this discipline must be completed prior to the start of the course (WITHOUT exception). If you are teaching both BLS and Heartsaver courses, completion of this Essentials Instructor course is OPTIONAL. The cost of this is $35.00 (cost not included in the Instructor Course fee). A link to this course can be found here: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-instructor-essentials-online
4a. Purchase the American Heart Association Instructor Package. This can be purchased through the American Heart Association at a cost of $130.00 (cost not included in Instructor Course fee): https://shopcpr.heart.org/bls-instructor-package-digital-video
4b. You may also purchase the Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Manual and Video Series. For BLS Instructors, these materials are optional. The cost of this is $59.50 for the Instructor Manual: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-instructor-manual The cost for the USB Video Series to be used by a single educator is $180.00: https://shopcpr.heart.org/heartsaver-first-aid-cpr-aed-usb The cost for both are these materials are not included in the Instructor Course fee paid to Bay State EMS Educators.
5. You must complete the American Heart Association Instructor Candidate form. You, as the candidate will be automatically affiliated with the American Heart Association Training Center that our company uses (if you do not already have one). If you are affiliating with another AHA Training Center, please inform us and add the Training Center and Training Center Coordinator's name, address, and phone on your instructor candidate form.
Please feel free to bring your laptop or tablet for filling out anything online or accessing the online resources throughout the course. Supplemental materials will also be provided for you.
$100 deposit required. This is NON-REFUNDABLE!!!
Due to the cost associated with running this course, no refunds will be issued. $100 non-refundable deposit due at time of registration (if the fee is not paid in full). Balance due must be paid on the day of the course and can be paid by cash, check, or credit card.
Once you register for the course, a folder will be mailed to you with supplemental materials for the day of the course along with a checklist of items that must be completed prior to the course.
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 AHA.