AHA Instructor Classes

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Honest Prices - No Surprises. Here's a sample comparison of our prices compared
to other AHA Training Centers.

Mid-Florida CPR competitor 1 Competitor 2 Competitor 3
Instructor Class
$499
$250
$350
$400
Instructor Alignment Fee
N/A
N/A
$75/yr
$200/yr
Instructor/Provider Manuals
Included
$58.50
Included
$58.50
Course DVD
Included
$92.50
$92.50
$92.50
Instructor Essentials Keycode
Included
Included
Included
$35
Business Workshops
Included
$180
$150
Not offered
Allows Free Advertising
on the AHA Instructor Network
Yes
No
Yes
No
Outsources Instructor Classes to Third Parties
No
Yes
Yes
No
Limits how many classes you can teach
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ACTUAL COST
$499
$615
$668
$786

What does it mean to outsource classes?

Some Training Centers outsource their AHA instructor classes to a third party. Outsourced instructors won’t be able to provide you with the quality, information, and resources you need to become a successful AHA instructor. One way to recognize whether your AHA instructor class might be outsourced is if the company offers instructor classes in multiple cities, in multiple states – as they are simply outsourcing the training of their classes to other companies and random instructors who can’t provide the quality that an actual Training Center can. Mid-Florida CPR is an official American Heart Association Training Center and we have one office location in Longwood, FL, where we hold all of our student and instructor classes. You’ll meet and be trained by the same AHA Faculty that you’ll continue to collaborate with as an AHA instructor. We process all paperwork in-house so we issue your AHA instructor certification the same day as your monitoring session and there is no waiting period to get started teaching!

How do your business workshops work?

The majority of our instructors who join our Training Center are starting their first business. We love helping our instructors succeed – and we’ve been exactly where you are – so we know how confusing it can be when you first start out. We started our business in 2016 and grew from an independent instructor, were promoted to a Training Site, and then received the highest level of AHA training status – an official AHA Training Center in 2020. We want all our instructors to achieve their goals – whether it’s a side hustle, training your own internal employees, or starting a full-time CPR training company. We offer a 100% free Business Bootcamp series via Zoom that covers everything you need to know for our currently aligned instructors. The next series of classes begins Jan. 14th, 2022. You’ll have an opportunity to learn how to thrive as an AHA instructor and ask us any questions you have along the way. Join us today!

Register for our AHA Instructor Course Options:

AHA BLS Instructor Class

$ 499
  • Cost of course includes all required AHA course materials for becoming an AHA BLS Instructor including: AHA Online BLS Instructor Essentials course keycode, AHA BLS Provider Manual, AHA BLS Instructor Manual, and the AHA BLS Course DVD
  • No hidden fees! We do not charge any other alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees.
  • Easy, stress-free, AHA BLS Instructor classes - 100% pass rate!
  • Upload your current, non-expired American Heart Association BLS Provider certification during registration. Certifications that are expired or from any other organization (such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc) are not acceptable. Please register for one of our AHA BLS classes if you need to renew or obtain your AHA BLS certification.
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Jan. 7, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Jan. 22, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Feb. 4, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Feb. 19, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Mar. 12, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Mar. 18, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Apr. 8, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm
    Apr. 23, 2022: 9:00am - 1:30pm

AHA ACLS Instructor Class

$ 575
  • Cost of course includes all required AHA course materials for becoming an AHA ACLS Instructor including: AHA Online ACLS Instructor Essentials course keycode, AHA ACLS Provider Manual, AHA ACLS Instructor Manual, and the AHA ACLS Course DVD
  • No hidden fees! We do not charge any other alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees.
  • Easy, stress-free, AHA ACLS Instructor classes - 100% pass rate!
  • Upload your current, non-expired American Heart Association ACLS certification during registration. Certifications that are expired or from any other organization (such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc) are not acceptable. Please register for one of our AHA ACLS classes if you need to renew or obtain your AHA ACLS certification.
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Jan. 13, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Jan. 29, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Feb. 10, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Feb. 26, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Mar. 10, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Mar. 26, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Apr. 14, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Apr. 30, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm

AHA PALS Instructor Class

$ 575
  • Cost of course includes all required AHA course materials for becoming an AHA PALS Instructor including: AHA Online PALS Instructor Essentials course keycode, AHA PALS Provider Manual, AHA PALS Instructor Manual, and the AHA PALS Course DVD
  • No hidden fees! We do not charge any other alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees.
  • Easy, stress-free, AHA PALS Instructor classes - 100% pass rate!
  • Upload your current, non-expired American Heart Association PALS certification during registration. Certifications that are expired or from any other organization (such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc) are not acceptable. Please register for one of our AHA PALS classes if you need to renew or obtain your AHA PALS certification.
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Jan. 13, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Jan. 29, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Feb. 10, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Feb. 26, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Mar. 10, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Mar. 26, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Apr. 14, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm
    Apr. 30, 2022: 9:00am - 2:30pm

Do you have a passion for teaching? Become an American Heart Association Instructor and put your experience and passion together! Mid-Florida CPR is a National American Heart Association Training Center offering AHA Instructor classes for BLS, ACLS, and PALS. We make the process easy and straightforward so you can get started teaching quickly. All required materials for being an AHA instructor included with the exception of training equipment – you’ll need to purchase this on your own but we recommend waiting until after your instructor class where we’ll go over the equipment you’ll need.

How do I become an AHA Instructor?

To become an AHA Instructor, you need to already have your American Heart Association Provider Certification in the discipline you want to become an instructor in. This means you’re already certified in the class you want to be able to teach. For example, to be an AHA BLS Instructor, you should have already completed the AHA BLS Provider Class and have current, non-expired AHA BLS Provider Certification. Certifications from any organization other than the American Heart Association are not acceptable.

What is the process for becoming an AHA Instructor?

After you register and pay for your instructor class, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information about your class, how to prepare, and a link to access the required online AHA Instructor Essentials Course. The online portion of the course must be completed before your in-person class.

During the in-person course, we’ll provide you with all your instructor materials and go over everything you need to get started teaching. We’ll also go over how to prepare for and teach classes as an AHA Instructor, submit course roster documentation, how to test and remediate students, how to navigate the AHA Instructor Network, and how to issue official AHA eCards to your students.

After the in-person course, you’re required to come back on a separate day to complete your monitoring session(s)* where you’ll be paired with one of our experienced instructors to assist teaching a live class with real students to demonstrate AHA instructor competency. The monitoring session(s) are completed at our office during one of our regularly scheduled classes. We hold most of our classes 3-4 times a week so there are plenty of opportunities to complete your monitoring session(s) quickly. You have six (6) months from the date of your in-person AHA instructor course to complete your monitoring session.

*Note: BLS Instructors are required to complete one (1) successful monitoring session. For ACLS and PALS Instructors, if your ACLS/PALS Provider certification was taken anywhere other than our office in Longwood, you are required to complete two (2) monitoring sessions. If your ACLS/PALS provider course was taken at our office in Longwood, you are only required to complete one (1) monitoring session.

How soon can I start teaching on my own after my AHA Instructor Class?

After your instructor class, you will need to complete your monitoring session. After successful completion of your final monitoring session, you’ll receive your AHA Instructor Certification the same day and you can officially start teaching AHA classes!

Am I allowed to start my own business and teach on my own?

Yes! As an AHA Instructor under our Training Center, you will be setting up and teaching your own students.

Are there restrictions on how many classes I can teach?

No, we do not limit the number of classes you can teach. We also do not require precourse approval to teach classes.

Where/When will I complete the required Monitoring Session required by AHA?

All of our instructors complete their monitoring sessions at our office in Longwood, FL. You will attend one of our regularly scheduled classes with actual students and teach a portion of the class. No need to be nervous! An experienced instructor will be right there with you the entire time to help!

When will I get my actual AHA Instructor Certification?

We issue your official AHA Instructor Certification the same day as your monitoring session and you’ll have it before you leave our office and can get start teaching right away!

Do you offer virtual AHA Instructor Classes?

No. A portion of this class is completed online at home to save time in class, but you are required to attend your AHA Instructor class and monitoring session 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 other costs are involved in being an AHA Instructor?

You will need to purchase training equipment (we’ll go over exactly what you’ll need during the instructor class so you should wait until after your class to purchase anything) since this is an AHA requirement for all classes. You should also consider the costs of starting your own business such as forming an LLC, buying business cards, and/or a website. We offer a free, virtual business series for our instructors where we cover all aspects of successfully running a CPR training business.

Looking to get started teaching AHA BLS quickly?

We offer an Accelerated AHA BLS Instructor Course option where you can become an AHA BLS Instructor in just 2 days!

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

*Must meet AHA and TC criteria

✅ No alignment fees

✅ No roster fees

✅ No monitoring fees

✅ Teach anywhere in the U.S.

 ✅ Advertise your classes for free on the AHA Course Connector website

✅ Easy online ordering to purchase eCards

 ✅ Access to our private Instructor Resource Site (includes everything you need to get started    teaching & succeed as an AHA Instructor)

 

✅ Join our 100% FREE virtual Business series to help new instructors grow their CPR business

✅ 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)

Mid-Florida CPR, An American Heart Association Training Center, offering BLS ACLS PALS and Instructor Classes

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Have questions about our AHA Instructor classes not answered here? Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you!

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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