Complete BLS Instructor Essentials:
- Current BLS Provider card from American Heart Association
- Essential Course Certificate
- Instructor Candidate application
****MUST BE DONE BEFORE CLASS***
REGISTRATIONS AND PAYMENT:
Registration and payment for the BLS Instructor Course MUST be received prior to class. There are no reservations without payment. Class confirmation, directions, and study materials are sent by email. The BLS Instructor Course covers a lot of material in a relatively short time, advanced preparation is required. Instructor Essentials must be completed prior to class.
AHA policy states, “Each student must have the current, appropriate textbook readily available before, during and after the course. “Each Instructor MUST has the BLS Instructor Manual (90-1-36 number located on back cover)
- The BLS Instructor Manual MUST be brought to the class.
- Link to purchase BLS Instructor Manual: http://shop.aha.channing-bete.com/onlinestore/storeitem.html?iid=179350&cid=134583&item=Basic+Life+Support+%28BLS%29+For+Healthcare+Providers+Instructor+Package
BLS INSTRUCTOR ESSENTIALS COURSE (90-1429):
The Instructor Essentials Course is an online, self-directed, and discipline- specific course. The BLS Instructor Essentials covers planning and preparation for courses, instructing courses, conducting written exams and skills testing and keeping your BLS Instructor status current. It includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA course, followed by course-specific information. Student must have the Instructor Manual to complete this online course. Go to: http://www.onlineAHA.org
Completion of the Instructor Essentials Course is REQUIRED to renew Instructor status with HeartStart Skills Learning Center.
Continuing education credits are offered by AHA for the BLS Instructor Essentials Course. Approximate Essentials Course completion time is 2 hours.
Upon completion of the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, the Student prints a certificate of completion, which must be brought to the classroom Instructor Course.
TRAINING CENTER ALIGNMENT:
HeartStart Skills Learning Center will align everyone who takes HeartStart Skills Learning Center Instructor Courses if you wish. The cost is $100 per year. Please be sure to turn in your CV or Resume. Also be aware that we need the following documents submitted to us: Instructor Candidate Application, Instructor Records Transfer Records (if applicable), and Training Center Manual Acknowledgment. Please do so at your earliest convenience.
According to AHA-protocol each instructor must teach at the training center or training site you are aligned with, at least twice a year.
Renewing Instructor may continue to teach prior to monitoring. The monitoring must take place within three months of completing the BLS Instructor Course.