American Heart Association
Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Course
- Be at least 18 years and above of age.
- Be a healthcare provider with minimal 3 years’ experience.
- Be accepted by KCEMT AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
- Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS, and Heart Saver.
- Have a current American Heart Association BLS Provider course completion card.
- Be proficient in the skills of BLS
- Complete the BLS Instructor Online Essentials Course;
NB: The required BLS Instructor online Essentials course is the self-directed, online portion of this comprehensive course, Candidates who successfully complete this online course receive access to a printable certificate granting them entrance to the hands-on, faculty-led session – the other part of this blended-learning Instructor course. Once you have passed both parts of the course, candidates are eligible for a BLS Instructor card, which qualifies you to teach both BLS and Heartsaver® courses.
What happens after I become an instructor?
- On successfully completion of the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.
- You shall be monitored, mentored and appraised teaching your first courses within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. (Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring).
- After completion of Monitoring & mentorship program, you could work as a consultant with KCEMT AHA Training center teaching classes in East & Central Africa.
- You could transfer your alignment to another training site accredited by KCEMT AHA Training Center of your choosing. We can help you with this process.
- You could become a Training site under AHA KCEMT Training center. We only accept a few high quality training sites per year.