Who Becomes An Instructor?
Because Not Every Hero Wears a Cape
CPR Hero is here to help you train and empower your students. CPR Hero and our Training Center Faculty (TCFs) helps you learn the proper way to run an American Heart Association class and ensure the student gets the proper education as required by AHA. CPR Hero also provides the backend support for equipment, locations as well as the technology to manage your students and classes with ease and efficiency. CPR Hero is here to help you do what you do best: teaching and empowering others.
Note: This course is specifically design to train you to properly run an AHA course. If you are interested in teaching with CPR Hero, you can find more information on Join CPR Hero.
What Can I Do as Instructor?
Because you are a CPR Hero American Heart Association Instructor, you have the full support and backing of CPR Hero with our offices, equipments, logistics collaboration, as well as technological support to make life easy!
We’ll send you a case study who is an RN, a College Student, and a Day Care administrator.
Requirement and Process
Becoming a BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Instructor is becoming a part of a bigger community of individuals coming together to make a difference. Before we go over any technical requirements, we want to share with you our core values. We highly encourage you to review these values—if it’s something that doesn’t resonate with you, we would recommend you do your training with another training center.
Have Fun – We like having fun. In fact, what’s the point of living if you cannot have fun. So in all we do, let’s try to have some fun =).
Empower Others – Gandi says “Be the change you want to see”. As a leader and as a teacher, your power to influence others is incredible. With great power comes great responsibility, so empower others.
Remarkable – Don’t settle. The best investment you can make is on yourself; and the best way to grow is to challenge yourself. So go for it, set goals, and reach for the stars.
Own It – What you put in is what you get out of…. well, life in general. In this world, there’s going to be a lot of issues, a lot of problems, a lot of should’ve/would’ve, so instead of saying “someone” should do something about it– own it. What are YOU going to do to make a difference?
With regards to the American Heart Association requirement, to become a BLS or Heartsaver Instructor, you must meet the following criteria:
- Have current AHA BLS CPR & Heartsaver CPR & First Aid card
- Complete the Instructor Candidate Application
- Obtain the BLS Instructor Packet or Manual
- Complete both the Instructor Course & Monitor Shift
There are a few cost we would like you to be aware of:
- Instructor course itself: $350 (includes required AHA online Instructor Essential)
- Instructor manual: $45 (to Worldpoint, distributor of AHA)
Process with CPR Hero
- You MUST complete the instructor essential before the start of this class.
- Study & practice on your own and with groups of other instructors before the instructor class & monitor shift.
- Attend an in-person instructor class followed by a monitor shift where you will assist and help teach a class
- We offer on-going educational instructor classes for free as well as shadow & monitor shifts at no cost. Our goal is you become the best instructor you can be.
Special Note on CPR Hero’s Process & Technology Initiatives
We try our best to be as efficient as possible. We try to reduce our paper consumption and go green. This means we leverage more technology than other training locations. If you love efficiency & using technology to make life easier, great! If not, you can still test run our program & operation at our pre-instructor course.
Get Instructor Certified is Easy! Here’s what you need:
Instructor Candidate must have the following by the start of the class in order to ensure optimal understanding & compliance of the AHA Heartsaver and Basic Life Support Disciplines:
1. Complete Online AHA Instructor Essential
The instructor essential is required for any BLS Instructor Candidate by AHA. You will need to complete this before the Instructor class. Certificate of BLS Essentials Online completed after receiving the key code for online training (our support will email you once registration and payment is complete).
2. Current BLS and/or HeartSaver Certification
You must possess the current BLS (for BLS Instructor) and/or Heartsaver CPR & First Aid (for Heartsaver First Aid Instructor)
3. Complete Instructor Course with Monitor Shift
This is an AHA Instructor Course designed to help instructor candidate to successfully complete our Instructor training and be fully confident to teach to the public. In this instructor course, we will go over all mandatory AHA instructor training as well as a chance to practice teaching one another. Upon successful completion of class, paperwork & monitor shift, you will be issued your AHA BLS Instructor Card.