A Basic Life Support CPR Instructor course certifies the instructor to also teach all AHA Heartsaver courses as well as BLS.
The STEMI cost for the BLS Instructor Course $300.00 (classroom course, 1st year alignment fee*, initial monitoring, 2 year BLS Instructor Certificate)
BLS Instructor Essential online - payable to AHA at time of ordering online - must be completed prior to classroom course.
Each student must have a BLS 2015 Edition AHA BLS Instructor Manual #15-1009 – approx. $40.00 (not included with course) - during class.
Upon completion of the classroom portion of the course, the potential instructor candidate will be monitored teaching a class in its entirety before instructor status is complete.
Before attending the discipline-specific classroom portion of an instructor course, all instructor candidates must
- Be currently BLS Provider certified for a minimum of six (6) months prior to attending the instructor course.
- Have completed and returned an Instructor Candidate Application (attached)
- Provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher, supervisor, healthcare professional or an AHA Instructor
The AHA 2015 BLS Instructor Manual #15-1009 may be purchased from:
(Not available for purchase at STEMI)
*Note: All American Heart Association Instructors must be aligned with a Training Center in order to teach AHA courses. Sawtooth Emergency Medical Training Institute charges $75 per year per instructor for BLS alignment. This fee covers general instructor maintenance and support, any monitoring required and use of the course and roster submission online program, Enrollware. The initial alignment fee is included in your instructor course cost. The alignment fee is subsequently billed each June for alignment July 1 – June 30 each year.