Heartsaver® Instructor Course

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Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Course

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The Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Course is an online, self-directed course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s Heartsaver® classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for Heartsaver® eLearning courses. Upon completion of this course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be presented at the classroom Heartsaver® Instructor Course.

Who is this course for?

This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA Heartsaver® Instructors.

Prerequisites for Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials

Prior to taking this course, candidates must have a current course completion card in Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED or BLS for Healthcare Providers. Candidates must also have aligned with an AHA BLS Training Center that is accepting new Heartsaver® Instructors.

Next steps for becoming a Heartsaver® Instructor

Following successful completion of the Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Course, candidates must also:

  • Attend the in-person Heartsaver® Instructor Course
  • Be monitored by Faculty teaching their first course

Upon successful completion of all steps, candidates receive an Heartsaver® Instructor card, valid for two years.

This course covers:
  • Planning and preparation for courses
  • Instructing courses
  • Conducting written exams, skills practice and skills testing
  • Keeping your Heartsaver® Instructor status current
  • Includes approximately 30 minutes of general information about instructing AHA courses, followed by Heartsaver® course-specific information
  • Course information is available for 12 months following online activation
Course Materials:

Heartsaver® Instructor Essentials Online (90-1431)

The cost of this course includes:
  • Instructor course
  • Instructor manual
  • Course monitoring
  • Training center alignment

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