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AHA Instructor Courses

CPR classes, Safety certifications, First aid classes Idaho CPR+


AHA Instructor Courses

Once you become an instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network.


AHA Instructor Courses are scheduled based upon the number of requests that we receive and normally occur a few times per year per discipline.


Please visit the AHA website for additional information on becoming an AHA Instructor before enrolling in a class.


Below are the following steps to becoming an AHA Instructor:

  1. Be accepted by our AHA Training Center before enrolling in our Instructor Course and complete the Instructor Candidate Application on file.

  2. Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, and Heartsaver.

  3. Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.

  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.


 Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network.

AHA BLS and/or Heartsaver Instructor

Note: If you take the AHA BLS Instructor Class then you are also qualified to teach all of the AHA Heartsaver classes.  


Fee: $300 – Includes classroom instruction, initial class monitoring, initial instructor card, and first year *alignment fee.


Time: Approximately 5 hour initial classroom and 4 hour class observation to observe your first class taught (must be completed within 6 months of the initial classroom portion).


Certification:  2 years


Testing: Skills Check-off and open resource written test required.


This course involves 2 parts:


Part 1 is the initial instructor led classroom portion where you will learn:

  • How to conduct your Heartsaver and/or BLS classes

  • Supplies and equipment needed for your classes

  • How to access the AHA Instructor network and utilize the resources within the program

  • How to access and navigate the class record system enrollware program 

  • How to align with your training site/center

  • Review of Heartsaver and BLS skills


Part 2 involves being monitored teaching your first class within 6 months of the Part 1 classroom portion 

REQUIRED FOR CLASS (not included in fee) : AHA Product 20-1103 – BLS updated 2020 Instructor Manual. You may purchase at the AHA’s or other approved AHA vendor


REQUIRED FOR CLASS  (not included in fee):  Must take the Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Essentials Online Course paid directly to the AHA and bring to class the course completion certificate. 


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Please call for other instructor class inquiries


If requested, we can teach a group at your facility for a minimum of 6 students and an additional $25 fee per group.  Visit our Group Classes here for further information. 


*alignment fee:  Idaho CPR Plus charges $50 per year for alignment fees and an additional $25 per year for additional disciplines taught (such as ACLS and/or PALS). The alignment fee covers administrative duties, access to our class enrollware program. This fee does not include your student eCard fees.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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