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American Heart Association
2015G Instructor Program

Overview
Thoroughly read the following information for the AHA BLS/HS Instructor program and the requirements for Instructor certification. If you have any questions after reading this, contact us at info@cprlifeline.com

The Instructor program is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach AHA instructor-led and blended-learning course formats. The courses educate candidates on how to adequately use instructor teaching materials, how to ensure that students meet learning objectives, learn coaching skills, and how to conduct skills performance evaluations, all while following AHA Instructor and course policies. Included in the Instructor program process are the BLS & Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Courses which are taught in a blended-learning format (online/classroom). As a BLS Instructor, candidates will also be able to teach Heartsaver courses but it does require purchasing additional course materials.

The AHA Instructor Program is a process that has 4 Parts
All 4 parts must be successfully completed to receive Instructor certification.

1) AHA Training Center Alignment* (aka affiliation or membership)
Before you register for an AHA Instructor Course, you must get approval to align with an authorized AHA Training Center (TC) in your geographical area. Most instructors align with the TC where they take their Instructor training but it's not required. If you are requesting to align with us, then you must fill out this form (pg1&2) and submit it with your registration form for the Instructor Course. If you are aligning with another TC, you must get a signature of acceptance on this form (pg1) from your TC and submit it with your registration form for the Instructor Course. Alignment is not employment, you are contracting with an AHA TC to be your mentor as you complete the Instructor training process along with completing your required monitor for your first class and issue your Instructor certification card. Your TC will also process and maintain your class records, issue certification cards, notify and update you when changes are made to the courses or guidelines, notify you when new products become available, and to provide Instructor recertification courses. Some TCs also have equipment rental and supplies for purchase.

2) Choose BLS or Heartsaver Instructor (note pre-requisites)

BLS Instructor
The BLS Instructor is authorized to teach the professional level BLS Provider course as well as the Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED, and non-certified Family & Friends courses.
Pre-requisite: you must have a current AHA "BLS Provider" certification card. If you do not already have a current certification card, you will need to take the class prior to your Instructor classroom course. If you did not take your class with CPR LifeLine and you are aligning with us, you will need to observe one of our classes at no charge prior to your Instructor classroom course. You are required to have the student manual.

Heartsaver Instructor
The Heartsaver Instructor is authorized to teach the community level Heartsaver First Aid, CPR/AED, and non-certified Family & Friends courses.
Pre-requisite: you must have a current AHA "Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED" certification card. These classes can be taken separately or as a combined class and adult/child/infant must be included. If you do not already have a current certification card, you will need to take the class prior to your Instructor classroom course. If you did not take your class with CPR LifeLine and you are aligning with us, you will need to observe one of our classes at no charge prior to your Instructor classroom course. You are required to have the student manual.

3) Online BLS or HS Essentials & Classroom Course

This part of the Instructor program includes an online course followed by a hands-on classroom course. The online portion contains both core content and discipline-specific modules to prepare the instructor candidates for the hands-on classroom course. In the classroom, TC Faculty will continue preparing instructor candidates to become AHA Instructors by focusing on in-depth material about the BLS & Heartsaver® disciplines that candidates will be teaching. The classroom course also includes instructor candidate skills practice and testing, written exams, and allows instructor candidates to successfully use their instructor materials and skills.

Online/Classroom Course Fees & Dates
(includes online course, classroom course, and required instructor manuals)

Date: TBA - Feb 2018
BLS Instructor: $275
add Heartsaver Instructor Manual: $59

Date: TBA - Feb 2018
Heartsaver Instructor: $295

At least 2 weeks prior to the classroom course, you'll be emailed the online course link which must be completed prior to coming to class.

4) Course Monitor*
This part of the Instructor program is completed by your AHA Training Center who has accepted you for alignment. A TC Faculty will monitor your first solo class to make sure you are prepared to teach independently and have the appropriate training materials & supplies. You have 6 months after the classroom course (#3) to pass and complete your monitor.

*TC Alignment (2 year) & Class Monitor Fee: $550.00
Training Center Alignment and Class Monitoring with CPR LifeLine. We offer reduced rates for 2 or more people from the same organization, email us for quote. Class Monitor must be within 40 miles round trip or excess mileage will be charged at .55 cents/mile. If you are aligning elsewhere, they will have different fees for this. Upon completion of #3 with us, you'll be given paperwork to submit to your TC.

Other expenses to consider!
Additional equipment & materials will be needed prior to teaching your own classes, such as manikins, AED trainers, training disposable supplies, student manuals, and the required AHA course DVDs. If you are starting a new program and want to estimate your start-up costs, request a training package price sheet, rental price sheet, or recommendation for distributors.