Upon completion, students will receive an American Heart Association BLS Instructor Card.
BLS/CPR Instructor Course Information
- Length: 8 hours + 4 hour Student Teaching Session
- CEUs (8) available for: RN, RT, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, & Dental
- The BLS Instructor Courses is for students who have already successfully completed the BLS Provider Course.
Upon Completion, Candidates Will Be Able to Teach the Following Courses:
- BLS (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers)
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
- Heartsaver CPR AED
- Heartsaver First Aid
- Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED
- American Heart Association Program Administration (PAM) and Organization (PROAD)
- Registering on & navigating the AHA Instructor Network
- Being an effective instructor
- Planning to teach the course
- Acquiring equipment and course materials
- Classroom setup
- Course administration
- Getting your student completion cards
- Using feedback as a tool for improvement
About Our Palm Desert (Coachella Valley) BLS/CPR Instructor Training Course
Our Palm Desert BLS Instructor Course is designed to prepare students to teach American Heart Association Instructor-led and blended learning courses. The course educates instructor candidates on how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materials, ensure that students meet learning objectives, offer student coaching skills, provide an objective skills performance evaluation, and follow AHA Instructor and course policies.
The course covers core content and discipline-specific content required to teach AHA courses. To become an AHA BLS Instructor, candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the classroom based course. The online portion of the course contains both core content and discipline-specific modules to prepare the instructor candidates for the hands-on session.
In the classroom, our Faculty will continue preparing instructor candidates to become AHA instructors by focusing on the in-depth material about the Heartsaver and BLS disciplines that candidates will be teaching. The classroom course includes instruction, practice, and an exam, allowing instructor candidates to successfully use their instructor materials and skills.