INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

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

 

Our team of experienced training educators guide Instructor candidates through a combination of hands-on in classroom and e-learning sessions. Our goal is to maximize Instructor engagement while facilitating effective teaching techniques.

Red Cross CPR Classes
American Heart Association BLS CPR Training

FIRST AID & CPR INSTRUCTOR

BLS INSTRUCTOR

LIFEGUARD 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.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Possess current basic-level American Red Cross Adult CPR/AED certification or equivalent
  • Complete the online Instructor Pre-course thru the Red Cross learning center

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, instructor candidates should be thoroughly familiar with the program materials and should be able to:

  • Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.
  • Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process.
  • Perform applicable first aid, CPR and AED skills at an appropriate skill level.
  • Ensure participants’ health and safety during training.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
  • Plan, organize and conduct the first aid, CPR and AED courses in accordance with the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching.
  • Monitor participants’ practice and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill chart.
  • Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tool are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant’s performance.
  • Choose the appropriate course and materials to meet the specific training needs of participants or groups.

Certification: American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor, valid for 2 years

UPCOMING CLASSES

Class Location

1717 W. Orangewood Ave, Ste. E
Orange, CA 92868

UPCOMING CLASSES

Note: This class is taught in two sessions; a Zoom session (web video conference) followed by an in-class session. 

Class Location

1717 W. Orangewood Ave, Ste. E
Orange, CA 92868

CLASS RESOURCES & FAQs

Prior to the in-class date, all participants must complete an online pre-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 classroom session.

Instructor candidates are required to download, print or purchase the following manuals and materials for the course. Participants may bring the materials to class in either digital format on a laptop, iPad or tablet, or printed hard copy.

To download, click each link below:

These materials are available in digital format on the First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Candidates page. Print versions of these materials are available for purchase from the Red Cross Store.

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

Download & Print: Practice Teaching Assignment Forms

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 714-602-9796.

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 Adult CPR/AED certification or equivalent
  • Online Pre-Course completion report
  • Class Reg/Waiver Form (printed)
  • Practice Teaching Assignments/Class Forms (printed)
  • Instructions for New (First-Time) First Aid-CPR-AED Instructor Candidates
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference – Adult and Pediatric Versions
  • First Aid/CPR/AED Course Presentation – Adult and Pediatric Version
  • 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: CPR Training Professionals 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.

BLS INSTRUCTOR

The American Heart Association BLS Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended-learning format.  To become an AHA BLS Instructor, candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on in class session, which is classroom based.  The online portion of the course contains both core content and discipline-specific modules to prepare the instructor candidates for the hands-on session.  In the classroom, our Faculty will continue preparing instructor candidates to become AHA instructors by focusing on the in-depth material about the Heartsaver and BLS disciplines that candidates will be teaching.  The hands-on session includes instruction, practice, and an exam, allowing instructor candidates to successfully use their instructor materials and skills.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider certificate (no other BLS certifications will be accepted)
  • Be proficient in BLS skills
  • Align with our AHA Training Center
  • Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course

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

Certification Requirements: To receive certification AHA BLS Instructor candidates must: 

  • Step 1: Have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider certification
  • Step 2: Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course
  • Step 3: Align with the Training Center
  • Step 4: Complete the in-class hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty
  • Step 5: Successfully be monitored teaching a BLS course

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

Class Fee: $275

Additional Fees:  AHA BLS Instructor Essentials online course $34, AHA BLS Instructor manual or e-book $40

Training Center Alignment: All Instructor candidates are automatically aligned with the AHA Training Center for 2 years and there are no additional alignment fees. Alignment forms will be emailed to Instructor candidates upon registering for the course.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Class Location

1717 W. Orangewood Ave, Ste. E
Orange, CA 92868

CLASS RESOURCES & FAQs

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Essentials Online course must be completed before the BLS Instructor class. The cost for the BLS Instructor Essentials course is $34 (paid to the AHA when you sign up for the online course). 

Your AHA BLS instructor essentials course certificate must be turned in to your Instructor.

The AHA BLS Instructor manual is required for the class.  You may purchase an eBook for $39.25 or physical book for $39.25 + shipping.

We do not sell books at class so please plan accordingly.

The American Heart Association requires Instructor candidates to align with an authorized Training Center (TC). All Instructors who take the BLS Instructor class will automatically be aligned with the Training Center for 2 years and there is no additional alignment fee.

Alignment information will be emailed to registered Instructor candidates.

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 certificate
  • BLS Instructor Essentials Online course completion certificate
  • Class Reg/Waiver Form (printed)
  • AHA BLS Instructor manual (eBook or physical book)
  • 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: CPR Training Professionals 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.

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens.

Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Possess a current Red Cross certification in Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Complete the online portion of the Lifeguarding Instructor course thru the Red Cross learning center (before the first day of class)
  • Pass two rescue skill scenarios that test lifeguarding and CPR (on the first day of class)

Learning Objectives:

  • Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model.
  • Follow the directives and procedures related to the conduct and administration of American Red Cross courses, including the Instructor Agreement and Instructor Code of Conduct.
  • Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process and meet course objectives.
  • Perform applicable Lifeguarding skills to the standard at instructor-level skill proficiency.
  • Plan for and ensure participants health and safety during training.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records and reports.
  • Plan, organize and conduct the Lifeguarding courses in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures and the requirements of the specific course they will be teaching.
  • Monitor participants’ practice, evaluate performance and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill assessment tools.
  • Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tools are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant performance.
  • Effectively use program materials and training equipment for the online prerequisite, precourse skills session and classroom component.

Certification Requirements:

  • Complete the required online course
  • Attend and participate in all class sessions and activities
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills
  • Successfully pass final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%

Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor, valid for 2 years

UPCOMING CLASSES

Class Location

1717 W. Orangewood Ave, Ste. E
Orange, CA 92868

CLASS RESOURCES & FAQs

Prior to the in-class date, all LGI Candidates must complete an online Introduction to the Lifeguard 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.

To LOGIN to the Learning Center for the first time:

  1. Go to: https://www.redcrosslearningcenter.org/
  2. Click ‘LOGIN’ in the top right corner
  3. Click ‘Forgot your password? Click here.’
  4. Enter you email in the Username field
  5. Click ‘Send Password reset Email’ button
  6. Check your email and follow the password reset instructions
  7. Login to the learning center and the online course will appear on your homepage under ‘Classes I’m Taking’

Note: 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 classroom session.

LGI candidates are required to have the following materials for the class. You may download and print, or purchase using the links below.

To download visit https://www.redcrosslearningcenter.org/s/candidate-lifeguarding or purchase online from the Red Cross Store

  • Lifeguarding Instructor Manual – (must bring a printed copy to class)
  • Lifeguarding Manual (must bring a digital or printed copy to class)
  • Lifeguard Presentation (digital copy)

The presentation is under the ‘Instructor Materials (Core)’ Section. If you have problems with the Presentation you should save the file to your computers desktop and open it with the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Presentation will not work with other PDF readers and it will not work in a web browser. You must save the file to your computer and open it with Adobe Acrobat and allow time for the presentation file to load.

Note: The Red Cross requires the Lifeguarding Instructor manual be a hard copy (either printed or purchased) for the LGI class; and the Lifeguarding manual may be either a digital or hard copy for class. We do not sell books at class so please plan accordingly.

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

Download & Print: Practice Teaching Assignment Forms

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 714-602-9796.

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.

  • Proof that you are at least 17 years old
  • Current (valid) Red Cross Lifeguard certificates
  • Completed Registration Form
  • Online Course completion report
  • Lifeguard Instructor Manual (hard copy)
  • Lifeguarding Manual (digital or hard copy)
  • Study Guide (printed copy)
  • Instructor Candidate Practice Teaching Workbook (printed copy)
  • Lifeguarding Course Presentation (downloaded to a laptop)
  • A swim suit, towel, and dry comfortable clothes
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (may be purchased at class for $25/set)
  • Hip pack (fanny pack)

Links to the course materials will be emailed to you once you register for a class.

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: CPR Training Professionals 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.

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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 could cause death die within eight 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 throughout Southern California.

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

 

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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

 

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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. BLS or Basic Life Support, a type of medical care used by healthcare professionals. If you are not a medical/healthcare professional, the best class for you would be a standard CPR/AED or CPR/AED with First Aid class.

 

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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 EMS Authority (EMSA) and satisfies Title 22 requirements for CPR & First Aid Training requirements 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 or CPR/AED with First Aid class.

 

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First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor 
The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor course will train you to teach basic level CPR/AED and First Aid to community and workplace responders.

BLS Instructor 
The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor course will train you to teach BLS courses to healthcare providers and Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses to community lay responders.

Lifeguard Instructor 
The American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor course will train you to teach Red Cross Lifeguarding courses and professional level CPR and AED.

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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