Become an American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor

Course Fee: $380

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RGV CPR offers American Heart Association (AHA) BLS  instructor training for you to either instruct and certify employees at your workplace or to start your own full/part-time business training and certifying healthcare professionals. BLS is a CPR course tailored for those in the healthcare field. Professions that need BLS certification and recertification every 2 years include:​​


  • MD's

  • Nurses

  • Paramedics

  • EMT's

  • PA's

  • Therapists

  • Dental

3- Part Course

The BLS instructor course is a 3-part course:

  • Complete an online portion (BLS Instructor Essentials)

  • Classroom Course (dates listed below)

  • Be monitored teaching a class of BLS students at our facility on a separate date

Prerequisites To Taking The BLS Instructor Course

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a licensed healthcare professional (i.e. MD, RN, LVN, PA, EMT). Not a licensed healthcare professional? You can teach Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED .

  • Hold a current AHA BLS certification. If you are not currently certified in BLS and meet the above prerequisites, you can register for one of our BLS classes here.

  • Attend one of our free Zoom Instructor Information Sessions

Instructor Course Dates
Class Time is 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Friday, August 6, 2021 (last day to register is 7/16/21)

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 (last day to register is 9/10/21)

  • Friday, December 3, 2021(last day to register is 11/12/21)

Upcoming Instructor
Information Session