INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION

Heart CPR offers comprehensive instructor training in American Red Cross and American Heart Association Instructor courses.

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

If you are passionate about saving lives, and have a desire to teach others about first aid, CPR, AED, and cardiovascular care, becoming a CPR Instructor may be perfect for you.

INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

Heart CPR is proud to offer comprehensive instructor training in American Red Cross and American Heart Association Instructor level courses.

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor course has been updated to include the latest ECC Guidelines and provides instructor candidates with the skills and knowledge to teach the American Red Cross basic-level First Aid, CPR and AED courses.

Class Date
Sep 26, 2022

Schedule
Mon 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Class Fee
$350 on sale $295

Class Date
Oct 24, 2022

Schedule
Mon 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Class Fee
$350 on sale $295

Class Date
Nov 21, 2022

Schedule
Mon 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Class Fee
$350 on sale $295

Class Date
Dec 19, 2022

Schedule
Mon 8:30AM – 2:00PM

Class Fee
$350 on sale $295

First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Class FAQs

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach the First Aid/CPR/AED courses.

The First Aid/CPR/AED instructor course r.21 is a blended learning offering with the following: 

  1. Online Introduction to the First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Course that includes additional instructor candidate resources, along with how to conduct skill and assessment sessions and critical eye videos.

  2. In-person class (5 hours and 30 minutes). Classroom session begins with a Practice and polish skill session followed by sessions in which instructor candidates will have 2 practice teaching assignments. 

To be eligible to participate in the course a First Aid/CPR AED instructor candidate must: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course. 
  • Possess a current basic-level Adult CPR/AED certification or equivalent or higher (see equivalency information below). 

 

Upon successful course completion, candidates will receive an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor certificate valid for 2 years.

Prior to the in-class session, all participants must complete an online Instructor course thru the Red Cross Learning Center.

You will receive a separate email from the Red Cross with information to complete the online portion of the class. Please read the email carefully and follow the link in the email to complete the online portion before the classroom session.

If you signed up for the class last minute and did not receive the online course information, please reply to your registration confirmation email or call our office immediately. Otherwise, we will assist you at the start of the class.

Links to all course materials will be emailed to instructor candidates when you register for a class.  Participants may bring the materials to class in either digital format on a laptop, iPad or tablet, or printed hard copy. Print versions of these materials are available for purchase from the Red Cross Store.

Each Instructor Candidate must complete two Practice Teaching Assignments during the class.

You will receive an email with your assigned Practice Teaching Assignments and instructions to prepare for teaching your assigned topics/skills. If you do not receive the email at least 3 days before your scheduled class please contact our office at 800-916-1213.

Note: We are not required to provide your practice teaching assignments before the class, we do this as a courtesy to help Instructor Candidates prepare ahead of time. Not receiving an email or not checking your email is NOT an acceptable excuse for rescheduling a class. Practice teaching assignments will be assigned at the start of the class for those who didn’t receive the email.

If you decide to leave the class for any reason, you will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

The following items are REQUIRED for the class:

  • Proof that you are at least 16 years old (photo ID)
  • Current American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification or equivalent
  • Online Instructor Course completion certificate
  • Class Waiver Form (printed)
  • Practice Teaching Assignments/Class Forms (printed)
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presentation
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (may be purchased at class for $20/set)

Program Policies for Instructor Courses

Refund Policy: Class fees are nonrefundable and no refunds will be issued once fees have been submitted. Class materials and supplies such as course manuals and textbooks, CPR masks and all other class supplies are nonrefundable.

Transfer Policy: The class transfer fee is $150.00 and registered participants are required to complete a Online Transfer Request at least 72 hours prior to the class date in order to be eligible to transfer. Transfers will only be granted if space is available in a future class with-in 60 days of the original class date. Only (1) transfer is allowed per registration.

No Show Policy: If a registered participant is a no-show and absent from their scheduled class, the participant will not receive a refund of any kind and is not eligible for a class transfer.

Class Space is Limited: If a registered participant decides to leave the class for any reason, they will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

Cancelled Class Policy: Heart CPR reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class at no additional charge or a full refund.

Visitor Policy: Only registered class participants are allowed in the classroom during training. All visitors must wait in the parking lot.

American Red Cross Classes

AHA Training Center

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AHA TC ID: CA20982

BLS Instructor

BLS Instructor

American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course

The BLS Instructor course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Provider and Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED courses. Instructor candidates learn how to use AHA Instructor teaching materials, ensure that students meet learning objectives, offer student coaching skills, provide an objective skills performance evaluation, and follow AHA Instructor and course policies. 

Class Date
Oct 2, 2022

Virtual Session
Sun 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

Class Date
Oct 10, 2022

Virtual Session
Mon 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

Class Date
Oct 30, 2022

Virtual Session
Sun 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

Class Date
Nov 14, 2022

Virtual Session
Mon 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

Class Date
Nov 27, 2022

Virtual Session
Sun 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

Class Date
Dec 11, 2022

Virtual Session
Sun 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

Class Date
Dec 19, 2022

Virtual Session
Mon 9AM-2PM (PST)

Class Fee
$225 on sale $185

BLS Instructor Class FAQs

The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Course is taught in a blended-learning format. Instructor candidates must complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course followed by an Instructor-Led virtual class session.

Course Content:

  • BLS and Heartsaver Instructor Materials
  • HeartCode BLS and Blended Learning
  • Equipment readiness and decontamination
  • How to organize and lead a compliant AHA class
  • How to use AHA materials to maximize student retention
  • Training Center specifics
  • How to manage the AHA website
  • How to administer written exams and skills testing
  • Instructor Renewal process

 

As a BLS Instructor, candidates can teach the following courses:

  • BLS- Basic Life Support (for Healthcare Providers)
  • Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED
  • Heartsaver CPR AED
  • Heartsaver First Aid
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

 

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a current AHA BLS Provider card (only AHA BLS cert accepted)
  • Be proficient in your BLS skills
  • Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course ($38 paid to AHA when you sign up for the online course)

Candidates who successfully complete the steps listed below will receive an American Heart Association BLS Instructor certification, valid for two years.

  • Step 1: Have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider certification
  • Step 2: Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course ($38 paid to AHA for the online course)
  • Step 3: Obtain the course manuals: BLS Instructor manual or e-book ($46) and BLS Provider manual or e-book ($15)
  • Step 4: Complete the virtual class session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty
  • Step 5: Align with Heart CPR Training Center (alignment is automatic for new instructors)
  • Step 6: Successfully be monitored teaching a course (within 90 days of attending the virtual class session) – Note: You must have equipment including Manikins, AED trainer, BVM and course videos to teach a course for the monitor session.
 

The American Heart Association requires Instructor candidates to align with an authorized Training Center (TC). All Instructors who complete the BLS Instructor course will automatically be aligned with Heart CPR.

The following items are REQUIRED for the class:

  • Proof that you are at least 18 years old (photo ID)
  • Current American Heart Association BLS Provider card
  • BLS Instructor Essentials Online course completion certificate
  • AHA BLS Instructor manual (eBook or printed book)
  • AHA BLS Provider manual (eBook or printed book)

All Instructor candidates must complete a class monitor session with Training Center Faculty with-in 90 days of alignment.

Instructor candidates must have AHA compliant equipment including Manikins, AED trainer, BVM and course videos to teach a course for the monitor session.

During the monitor session instructor candidates will be evaluated on several key competencies including:

  • Course Delivery
  • Testing and Remediation
  • Professionalism

 

Upon successful completion of the monitor session, the instructor will receive their Instructor card. Should remediation be required, a new monitor session must be completed with-in the 90 days of alignment.

Program Policies for Instructor Courses

Refund Policy: Class fees are nonrefundable and no refunds will be issued once fees have been submitted. Class materials and supplies such as course manuals and textbooks, CPR masks and all other class supplies are nonrefundable.

Transfer Policy: The class transfer fee is $75.00 and registered participants are required to complete a Online Transfer Request at least 72 hours prior to the class date in order to be eligible to transfer. Transfers will only be granted if space is available in a future class with-in 60 days of the original class date. Only (1) transfer is allowed per registration.

No Show Policy: If a registered participant is a no-show and absent from their scheduled class, the participant will not receive a refund of any kind and is not eligible for a class transfer.

Class Space is Limited: If a registered participant decides to leave the class for any reason, they will NOT receive a refund and will NOT be eligible to transfer to a different class.

Cancelled Class Policy: Heart CPR reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class at no additional charge or a full refund.

AHA Training Center

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AHA TC ID: CA20982

WHY HEART CPR

Award Winning Classes

We train in award winning programs by the American Red Cross and American Heart Association.

Expert CPR Instructors

We are a team of top rated professional educators with a passion for teaching health and safety training.

Group Training For Your Business

ONSITE CPR TRAINING
AT YOUR LOCATION

We supply all the equipment and one of our expert instructors comes to your location and trains your employees or group at a date and time that is convenient for your business.

GROUP CLASSES

We offer private group classes at your location or ours.

OUR CLASSES

OUR CLASSES

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which a person has stopped breathing.

When the heart stops, lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few short minutes and cause death within 8 to 10 minutes. CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half a million Americans die from a cardiac arrest every year and more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year.

In the event of a cardiac arrest, an automated external defibrillator (AED) can aid is saving a life. However, only about a quarter of Americans say there is an AED at their workplace.

Effective CPR and AED care can more than double a person’s chance of survival. A person faced with an emergency such as a heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, or choking may be saved if someone at the scene have had the lifesaving skills and techniques that can be acquired through CPR training.

Heart CPR offers affordable CPR and AED certification classes taught by expert instructors. CPR and AED certification options include Instructor Led (classroom only training), Blended Learning (online + in-person skill training) and Online only CPR courses.

During our CPR and AED class, you will learn how to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Skills include:

  • How to give high-quality chest compressions
  • How to care for conscious and unconscious choking
  • How to deliver ventilations
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • How to provide care until EMS arrives

Register for a Class

If you have any questions or need help finding the right certification class for you, please call our office at 1-800-916-1213 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you.

Many people do not have the knowledge to aid others when it comes to First Aid and CPR emergencies, and often don’t know the proper way to help themselves.

Everyone can learn how to provide First Aid, CPR and AED care. However, many people feel helpless to act during an emergency because they either do not know how to administer care or their certification has lapsed. The life you save could be someone you love because more than 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.

First Aid and CPR in the Workplace: According to a report from OSHA, First Aid emergencies often happen at work and nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest situations occur in the workplace each year, yet less than half of U.S. employees have been trained in First Aid, CPR and AED.  Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees and this includes proper training in First Aid, CPR and AED.

Heart CPR offers affordable First Aid, CPR and AED certification classes for individuals and groups throughout Southern California. We offer certification courses by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and American Safety.

Class delivery options include Instructor Led (classroom only training), Blended Learning (online + in-person skill training) and Online only courses.

Some of the First Aid, CPR and AED skills taught during a training include:

  • How to give high-quality chest compressions
  • How to deliver ventilations
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • How to care for conscious and unconscious choking
  • How to care for sudden illness and injuries
  • How to provide care until EMS arrives

Register for a Class

If you have any questions or need help finding the right certification class for you, please call our office at 1-800-916-1213 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you.

BLS refers to Basic Life Support which is a type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age.

Heart CPR teaches American Heart Association BLS Provider and BLS Renewal certification classes, as well as BLS classes from the American Red Cross.

The AHA BLS certification course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

BLS Providers learn to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

BLS class skills include:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Do you need BLS or CPR?
The difference between BLS and CPR is that the BLS class is an advanced CPR/AED course used by healthcare professionals. If you are not a medical/healthcare professional, the best class for you would be a standard CPR/AED class or CPR/AED with First Aid class.

Register for a Class

If you have any questions or need help finding the right certification class for you, please call our office at 1-800-916-1213 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you.

 

Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED is a certification class designed specifically for California State Licensed Childcare Providers.  This course is approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and satisfies Title 22 requirements for CPR & First Aid Training for Childcare Providers.

Heart CPR teaches the American Heart Association Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED course which trains participants how to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. This course reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.

Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED is the ideal class for childcare workers, preschool teachers, camp counselors, and anyone who works with infants and children or has an interest in keeping children who are in their care safe and healthy.

Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid, CPR and AED class meets EMSA requirements and teaches:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for all ages
  • Pediatric Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Pediatric First Aid

Who should take this course?
If you work in childcare this is the right class for you. If you are not a childcare professional, the best class for you would be a standard CPR/AED class or CPR/AED with First Aid class.

Register for a Class

If you have any questions or need help finding the right certification class for you, please call our office at 1-800-916-1213 and a member of our staff will be happy to help you.

Heart CPR offers a full suite of training and certification course by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross and American Safety Association.

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