AHA BLS Instructor Class (Accelerated Option)

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Want to get started teaching as an American Heart Association Instructor as soon as possible?

Register for our Accelerated AHA BLS Instructor Certification course and become an AHA BLS Instructor in as few as 2 days for only $499! We make the process stress-free and easy so you can get started teaching FAST!

Dates for the 2022 AHA BLS Instructor (Accelerated Course Option):

Note: This option has limited seating, you can also check our available traditional AHA BLS Instructor course dates.

1/7 – 1/8, 2022 from 9:00am – 1:30pm

2/4 – 2/5, 2022 from 9:00am – 1:30pm

3/18 – 3/19, 2022 from 9:00am – 1:30pm

4/8 – 4/9 from 9:00am – 1:30pm

What is the AHA BLS Instructor Accelerated Course Option?

The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Accelerated Course option is a two-day fast-paced course completed on 2 consecutive (back-to-back) days. Online precourse work is required at home before class (approximately 2 hours) and instructions to access are emailed after your reservation for class is confirmed. All the materials for being an AHA BLS Instructor are included in the price – we do NOT charge additional alignment fees, roster fees, or any other hidden fees. This option is open to anyone who wants to complete the AHA BLS Instructor Course and begin teaching quickly.

Is this a virtual class?

No. A portion of this class is completed online at home to save time in class, but you are required to attend both days of the accelerated course in-person at our office in Longwood, FL in order to receive your AHA BLS Instructor certification. The AHA does not allow completely virtual instructor classes. Be careful when signing up for a class somewhere that seems too good to be true – we suggest reading through the AHA Fraud Warning. In summary, the fraud warning advises students to protect themselves by always looking for the official AHA Training Center logo before registering for a class, verify that the organization is a Training Center on the AHA Course Connector or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA-1, and remember that AHA does not offer completely virtual provider or instructor courses.

What is the cost of the AHA BLS Instructor Accerlerated Course?

The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Accelerated Course option is $499. This includes all the required AHA instructor course materials including the 2020 AHA BLS Provider Manual, the 2020 AHA BLS Instructor Manual, access to the AHA BLS Instructor Essentials Online course, and the 2020 AHA BLS DVD you will need for teaching AHA BLS classes.

What are the requirements to become an AHA BLS Instructor?

To become an AHA BLS Instructor, you need a current AHA BLS Provider certification. Certifications from any other organization other than the American Heart Association are not acceptable. 

What happens after I register?

After you’ve completed your payment for class, you’ll receive your Accerlereated AHA BLS Instructor Course Confirmation email. Within this email we outline all the steps for you to prepare for your instructor class. This includes completing the online portion of the class (which makes our in-person time shorter!) and aligning with our Training Center on the AHA Instructor Network. In all, the precourse preparation you do at home before class takes approximately 2 hours.

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AHA BLS Instructor Course Agenda - Accelerated Option

Day 1: 9am-1pm

  • You’ll complete the AHA BLS Instructor training
  • You’ll learn to how submit AHA course documentation
  • You’ll learn how to issue official AHA certifications to your students
  • You’ll join our private Instructor Resource Site where you’ll have access to our free online educational/business courses, AHA updates to stay in the loop with current guidelines and instructor practices, our online eCard ordering store, and our discussion forum for connecting and networking with other AHA instructors
  • We’ll prepare you for your monitoring session

Day 2: 9am-1pm

  • You’ll complete your AHA BLS Monitoring Session
  • You’ll receive your official AHA BLS Instructor Certification
  • You’re eligible to begin teaching on your own THE SAME DAY!

Our AHA Instructor classes are STRESS-FREE, FUN, and have a 100% PASS RATE!

We love helping instructors reach their goals and get started in what we consider the greatest job ever. Our Training Center Coordinator started out as an independent instructor years ago, and grew to an AHA Training Site, and then obtained AHA Training Center status. We’ve been in each of these roles so we know better than anyone how to get you there, too! If you’re not sure if you want to be an AHA Instructor, check out our top 5 reasons for becoming an AHA instructor and also 5 reasons NOT to become an AHA Instructor!


As an AHA Instructor aligned with our Training Center, you'll enjoy the following benefits:

✅ No alignment fees

✅ No roster fees

✅ No monitoring fees

✅ Teach anywhere in the U.S.

 ✅ Ability to advertise your classes for free on the AHA Course Connector website

✅ Easy online ordering to purchase eCards

✅ Access to our private Instructor Resource Site (frequently updated with all the AHA info you need, free learning courses, & tons of instructor resources!)

✅ Access to our FREE virtual Business Series to help new instructors get started teaching

✅ Knowledgeable Training Center Faculty

✅ Free online roster entry

✅ Free online records/file storage

✅ Free Provider certification with Instructor Renewal

✅ Opportunity to become a Training Site*

✅ Opportunity to become Training Center Faculty* (teach instructor level courses)

Want to take your time completing the requirements to become an AHA BLS Instructor? You can register for one of our traditional AHA Instructor courses instead. If you have questions about either course option, feel free to contact us anytime.

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.

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