Welcome to the AHA BLS Instructor Essentials Course
This course will prepare instructorcandidates to teach AHA instructor-led and blended-learning course formats. This Instructor Essentials course educates participants on how to adequately use 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. The course covers core content and discipline-specific content required to teach AHA courses.
The Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended-learning format. To become an AHA Instructor, candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on 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, faculty will continue preparing instructor candidates to become AHA Instructors by focusing on in-depth material about the 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.
The following components are required for a candidate to complete their instructor certification:
- Module 1: AHA BLS Instructor Essentials self-directed, online session located on AHA eLearning (Assigned by BREMSS TC)
- Module 2: BLS Instructor Essentials Lecture Session
- Module 3: BLS Instructor Essentials Psychomotor Session
- Module 4: Candidate monitoring (must be with approved BREMSS AHA Training Center Faculty)