Thought about becoming an AHA BLS Instructor?

March 11, 2021 By: Donna Weiss

Become an AHA BLS Instructor and learn how you can start training others in CPR/AED, and first aid.

Have you ever wondered how you can become a CPR/AED or first aid instructor?  Have you ever been asked if you are qualified to train other people in CPR/AED or first aid?  Many people have thought about teaching CPR for their company/organization or just to make extra money on the side.

The American Heart Association is one of the most trusted training organizations when it comes to CPR/AED and first aid training.  Respond Right EMS Academy is an authorized AHA Training Center and we can help you complete the CPR instructor course, and we have the tools to help you become a successful instructor.

If you are passionate about saving lives and motivating others to learn the life-saving skills of CPR/AED and first aid, then you might be the perfect candidate to be a CPR instructor. Competent BLS instructors should be able to demonstrate mastery in BLS skills, become proficient in teaching the materials, be able to test students effectively, maintain a high standard of professionalism and must be able to manage time, space, equipment, and paperwork.

It’s easy to get registered for class.  All you need to do is complete the course requirements and complete the on-line registration here.  The requirements to become an AHA BLS instructor class include:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a current AHA BLS Provider.
    • If you need to take a class, we offer several classes a month. You can take this class here.
  • Complete the AHA Instructor Essentials Course
  • Complete the Instructor Candidate Application
  • Complete your monitored CPR class within 6 months of your instructor course.

We have complete instructions on how to complete these requirements on our website here:  AHA BLS Instructor Course Requirements

After you successfully complete all the requirements, you will be able to start teaching CPR for yourself, your company or to your family and friends.  As an American Heart Association BLS Instructor, you will be able to teach any of the following courses:

  • BLS
  • Heartcode BLS
  • Heartsaver CPR
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid
  • Family & Friends CPR

The great thing about being an AHA BLS Instructor is that you empower others with the ability to save a life.

If you are ready to register for our upcoming AHA BLS instructor course, registration is fast and easy.  Register on-line here.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Training Center Coordinator at