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BLS Instructor (Healthcare Provider/Heartsaver)

Lifesaver Associates is proud to provide instructor courses of the highest quality.  As an American Heart Association Training Center, our team of experienced instructors teaches the latest standards in providing life-saving training.

The American Heart Association's mission is to reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke. Our Training Center faculty will teach new students how to instruct CPR classes for the healthcare provider, layperson and also how to teach CPR with first aid to the community.   This course gives the experienced CPR provider the opportunity to learn how to teach and evaluate CPR skills. The course outlines what and how to teach; it is not designed to teach basic CPR skills.  The prerequisites for this course include a current Heartsaver or Healthcare Provider CPR card and completion of the Core Instructor Course (this portion must be completed prior to attending the course).


BLS Healthcare Provider and Heartsaver CPR Instructor Course Description   
(Discipline Specific Module)

As per the American Heart Association guideline changes the Instructor course is now comprised of two separate components. These components include the Core Instructor Course and a Discipline Specific Module. Both components MUST be completed prior to moving onto the remaining steps needed to complete your appointment as a BLS Healthcare Provider or Heartsaver CPR Instructor candidate.               

During the course, you will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in teaching and performing BLS skills and concepts
  • Demonstrate the proper function, use and cleaning of BLS teaching equipment
  • Teach BLS Healthcare Provider CPR or Heartsaver AED in a typical classroom setting
  • Evaluate BLS for Healthcare Provider students fairly and provide appropriate remediation, as needed
  • Discuss the American Heart Association's expectations for BLS instructors
  • This course is designed to prepare qualified instructors to teach CPR, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and how to relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. It will include a review of essential skills and BLS concepts, equipment use, and AHA instructor expectations.  



 Instructor Course Components

  Core Instructor Course (CIC):

The Core Instructor Course is a multi-media tool designed to provide a foundation for teaching and facilitating regardless of an instructor candidate’s area of interest and specialization. This course provides consistent and uniform instructor training, eliminating material that is repetitive across the various disciplines, with the goal of creating more effective ECC instructors. 


Discipline Specific Module (DSM):

The Discipline Specific Module will take place at our training facility and uses a combination of various instructor-led and video based lessons, in addition to the resuscitation team concept. This latter concept gives the instructor candidate the opportunity to practice teaching the dynamics of responding to resuscitation as part of a team in simulated cases with the emphasis on effective communication and teamwork.




Early registration is encouraged to ensure space availability (limited to a maximum of 9 students).


The fee for this course is $225.00 for candidates (in addition, instructor candidates must purchase the appropriate instructor manual) which includes the full support of our Training Center.  Participants wishing to align with another Training Center (or who align with another TC within 2 years) will be charged a $100 processing fee to assemble the necessary records and facilitate the transfer.

 Cancellations/Refunds Policy

All cancellations and request for refunds must be made in writing at least two (2) weeks prior to the course start date. A $50 withdrawal fee will be charged. If cancelled within one week by the participant, they waive the entire amount of the course.

Lifesaver Associates reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment.  Notification will be made approximately 48 hours prior to the course. In the event of cancellation, tuition will be refunded or applied to another instructor course date (participant's choice).



 Student Materials

BLS Healthcare Provider or Heartsaver CPR Instructor Manual 




The Instructor candidate must successfully complete the BLS Instructor course. Within 90 days of successfully completing the BLS Instructor course, the instructor candidate must successfully demonstrate his or her teaching skills while being monitored/mentored during a BLS (Healthcare Provider or Heartsaver AED) course.  The course will be conducted at our Training Facility, unless other arrangements have been made. A BLS Instructor card expires two years from the issue date. To maintain current status, the BLS Instructor is required to:

-Maintain current provider status as evidenced by demonstration of acceptable provider skills and completion of the provider written examination with a score of 90% or higher, and

Teach two or more courses per year or a minimum of four courses within the preceding two years.

Attend updates as required within the previous two years 

-Present documentation of successful teaching ability as monitored in the preceding two years.