CPR/BLS and Heartsaver Instructor

Please note prices are subject to change.

Course Description

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.

Dates:November 18-19, 2017   Check for other Dates
Meets:Sa and Su from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM , 2 session(s)
Location:BMC 169
Fee: $229.00

REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BRING TO CLASS: Current AHA BLS Healthcare Provider card, 2015 BLS Healthcare Provider manual $17, 2015 BLS Instructor Manual $50, and/or Heartsaver and Family & Friends Instructor Manual $75. Material costs are approximations. Contact GTC bookstore for exact pricing. For more information, contact Sarah St. Germain at (864) 250-8092 or Sarah.Stgermain@gvltec.edu

There are still openings remaining at this time.