BLS Instructors Course


The BLS and Heartsaver Instructor Course is intended for  Professionals who wish to teach others in American Heart Association BLS Courses to include Heartsaver, Heartsaver First AID, and BLS  Healthcare Provider.

  1. A current AHA provider card received 60 days prior to the course.
  2. A letter of recommendation to be an instructor from a Training Center Faculty or Regional Faculty member received by the training center 30 days in advance of the course.
  3. AHA Training Center Alignment form received to by our office 30 days prior to the course.
  4. Provider Skills check off 30 days prior to the course by Training Center Faculty or Regional Faculty. There will be no remediation of skills at this time. Potential candidates that do not pass skills checks will not be allowed to attend the instructor course.
  5. In order to attend the course and teach the BLS Healthcare provider course, you must have a current BLS Healthcare provider Certificationwithin 60 daysof the course and be a clinician. Lay responders may not teach BLS Healthcare Provider courses that are associated with our training center.
  6. Willingness to teach the scientific and program guidelines of the American Heart Association.
  7. Commitment to teach two courses per year according to AHA guidelines.
  8. For more information, please contact our Director of Training.

Required Materials:

The BLS Instructor Manual, Instructor Essentials Course (Online), Heartsaver Instructor Manual, Provider Manual, and Heartsaver Textbooks are required for the Healthcare Provider Attending this course.

Heartsaver Instructors are required to purchase the Heartsaver Instructor Manual, the Core Instructor course, and all associated provider text.

PRICE: $425.00 plus course manual

Course Materials

The BLS Instructor Manual includes lesson plans and information for teaching both the Instructor-led training (ILT) and blended-learning options for the BLS Provider Course on an initial or a renewal basis.

The BLS Instructor Manual is for use by AHA BLS Instructors. Each Instructor must have his/her own copy of the Instructor manual for teaching BLS Provider Courses.

This manual has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-1009).

Course Dates
Choose one of the available dates below for this course. In the event of not meeting our minimum of registrants for this date, we reserve the right to cancel or set a new date.


See details in Course Cancellation & Policies* below.

Course Cancellations & Policies

* A 25 % non-refundable cancellation fee will be applied to all courses cancelled less than 48 hours in advance. Textbooks are nonrefundable. Should a student cancel the course and requests a refund; the cost of textbook, shipping, plus the cancellation fee will be deducted from course fee to be refunded.

IMPORTANT – If you are wanting to register within 48 hours of a listed course date, please call our office at 757-285-8338 to register by phone for availability, instead. If you do register online within 48 hours of a course, we may not be able to accommodate your request.