CPR/BLS and Heartsaver Instructor

Please note prices are subject to change.

Dates:November 18, 2017 Other Dates

Meets: Sa from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Location: BMC 169

Cost: $229.00

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

Support Person: BMC Help Desk  Phone: (864) 250-8800  Email: bmc@gvltec.edu

This course provides a foundation for teaching and facilitating American Heart Association courses. Participants must complete the online AHA Instructor Essentials prior to attending the classroom session. The online portion is a prerequisite for all new instructor candidates and for instructors adding another discipline to their teaching credentials. It can be accessed from the AHA Instructor Network at www.ahainstructornetwork.org. First time users will need to register in order to access the online training.

Students must provide documentation of current provider status and documentation that they have been accepted for alignment with an AHA Training Center in order to attend the classroom session.

REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BRING TO CLASS: You will need to purchase the MOST CURRENT EDITION Instructor Manual and Provider book for each discipline you plan to teach. You will also need to bring your current provider card and a photo ID to class. Instructor manuals may be purchased at the GTC Bookstore (BLS Instructor Manual ~$50 and/or Heartsaver and Family & Friends Instructor Manual ~$75).

Here is a summary of the qualifications for becoming an instructor:


1. Make arrangements for alignment with an AHA Training Center (Additional fee may apply)
2. Be sure that you have a current AHA CPR/BLS Healthcare Provider Card
3. Obtain a copy of the CURRENT instructor manual and provider book for the course(s) you plan to teach


1. You must know CPR!
2. Make a score of at least 90 on the Healtcare Provider Test
3. Successfully complete the skill checkoffs
4. Pass the written Instructor examination
5. Teach a mini-topic assigned to you during the class

As a final step, before teaching a class on your own you must be monitored by your Training Center Faculty!

Call 864-250-8092 to register or for more information.

This course has been moved to a one-day format from a two-day format due to the new AHA requirement of the prerequisite Instructor Essentials online component (purchased and completed separately).


REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BRING TO CLASS: Current AHA BLS and BLS Healthcare Provider cards, 2015 BLS Provider manual and CURRENT BLS Instructor Manual (available from GTC bookstore--Please contact them for availability, pricing and hours of operation). Also required for class is the printed completion certificate for the online AHA Instructor Essentials (purcased/ completed separately from this class). Additional fees due for GTC CTC alignment. For more information, contact Sarah St. Germaine at 864-250-8092.
Fee: $229.00

BMC 169

Buck Mickel Center
Greenville Technical College
216 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(across from the University Center/McAlister Square/ARC)