Become an AHA
CPR BLS Instructor Today!

Getting Started as an AHA Instructor is Easy!

Step 1:

Complete the Online AHA BLS Instructor Essentials Course Online & Purchase your AHA Instructor Materials (these are mandatory requirements by the AHA)

Step 2:

Complete your in-person AHA CPR BLS Instructor Class
$ 375
  • We'll go over how to prepare for and teach classes as an AHA Instructor and submit course roster documention
  • Discover how to navigate the AHA Instructor Network and issue official AHA eCards to students
  • Discuss how to get started teaching as an AHA Instructor
  • Learn how to test and remediate students
  • Dates for 2021 Classes:

    Oct. 9:
    Oct. 22: 930a-1pm
    Nov. 13: 930am-1pm
    Nov. 19:
    Dec. 4:
    Dec. 10:

Seats fill up quickly – don’t wait until the last minute to register!

Step 3:

Complete Your AHA CPR BLS Instructor Monitoring Session
  • You'll be paired with an experienced instructor to teach a live BLS class with real students to demonstrate AHA instructor competency
  • You have six (6) months from the date of your AHA CPR BLS Instructor Course to complete your monitoring session
  • Receive your official AHA BLS Instructor Certification the day of your monitoring session
  • No additional monitoring or alignment fees

Each AHA Training Center (TC) has different policies on what they allow their AHA instructors to do. We recommend you evaluate several different AHA TC’s to see what they offer and pick one that fits your specific needs as an instructor. There are alternative TC’s who offer cheaper Instructor classes, however, in the words of the famous Judge Marilyn Milan: The cheap comes out expensive! In other words, you get what you pay for and we frequently receive requests from instructors unhappy with their current TC who want to transfer out. To avoid this, you should contact several TC’s and make sure they can provide you with the resources you need to be successful as an instructor. 

You can search for TC’s in your area to see if they offer AHA Instructor classes via the AHA Course Connector.

Our AHA Instructors Enjoy the Following Benefits of Being Aligned with Our Training Center:

  • Teach anywhere in the U.S.
  • Ability to advertise your classes for free on the AHA Course Connector website
  • No alignment fees
  • No roster fees
  • No monitoring fees
  • Easy online ordering to purchase eCards
  • Access to our Instructor Resource Site (frequently updated with new AHA info)
  • Monthly Free Zoom Q&A’s – network with other instructors & discuss any questions/training issues you have
  • Free business startup packet with valuable resources to help you get started teaching
  • Knowledgeable Training Center Faculty
  • Free online roster entry
  • Free online records/file storage
  • Option for virtual instructor renewals*
  • Free Provider certification with Instructor Renewal
  • Opportunity to become an AHA Training Site*
  • Opportunity to become Training Center Faculty* (teach instructor level courses)

*Must meet additional AHA and TC Criteria

Mid-FL CPR took me under their wing and helped guide me in the right direction to be successful. My previous experience with other TC’s have not been as enjoyable and easy. The Owner/Training Center Coordinator, Amanda, and her faculty are amazing. They’re prompt, set clear expectations, and helped to ensure I was able to grow as an instructor without sacrificing the integrity of what it means to teach life-saving skills to healthcare providers and the community we serve. Hands down, this is the best Training Center I’ve ever taught under.

Teaching under Mid-Florida CPR has been a wonderful experience. I love how accessible and responsive the staff is and how they stay up-to-date with the latest AHA information. You can tell the staff truly loves to help their instructors succeed. They provided me with all the resources I needed to get started teaching and made the process super easy!

Linda, RN

I’ve been an AHA Instructor since 1988 under a few different TC’s but finally found my home at Mid-Florida CPR. I honestly feel like part of a family here. Everything I need to teach on a daily basis and grow my business is provided for me in an easy, organized format. The staff is very positive and encouraging and 100% want all their instructors to achieve their business and teaching goals.

Moe, Crucial Care CPR, LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

Each in-person AHA CPR BLS instructor class is $375. This fee includes the in-person instructor class, monitoring session, and your instructor certification. You are responsible for all other AHA course materials listed above required to take the course and teach your classes. Additionally, you will need your own equipment once you begin teaching (a complete list of required equipment is found in the instructor manual).

The in-person portion of the AHA BLS Instructor course typically takes about 4 hours.

For two (2) years. Instructor certifications are valid through the entire month in which they were issued.

No. You will need time after the AHA instructor classes to prepare for your monitoring session. If you are traveling from out of town, we may have availability for you to complete your monitoring session the following morning after the instructor class. Please contact us prior to registration if this is something you need so we can let you know our schedule. 

You will receive your instructor certification the day of your monitoring session and can begin teaching on your own right away!

Yes. If you need to complete more than one instructor class, we can complete them on the same day.

Please submit your request to complete the in-person portion of your instructor course at least seven (7) days in advance. Prior to submitting your request, you should already have all course materials and be ready to complete the payment for your class.

Yes. You will be teaching classes on your own and are responsible for all of your own business-related activities. Your alignment with our Training Center does not imply nor represent affiliation as an employee, independent contractor, partner, licensee, or franchisee. More information on teaching courses is provided during the in-person instructor course.

Some instructors open their own physical CPR training locations by leasing office space, while others rent out rooms daily at places like the library or community centers. Others conduct mobile training by traveling to businesses in their area that need training. 

Yes! We make sure our instructors are informed of any news or changes within AHA or the TC.  You’ll be given access to our Instructor Resource Site during the instructor course that has detailed information for instructors to reference. We also host monthly optional Zoom Q&A meetings for our instructors to pop in and ask questions as needed. We try to provide comprehensive resource materials to make teaching under our Training Center as easy as possible, but we are always available to our instructors to answer questions and assist you in being as successful as possible!

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.