Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Online
The Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Course is designed to prepare instructor candidates to teach AHA Heartsaver Instructor-led and blended learning courses. This course educates instructor candidates 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 Heartsaver courses.
The Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Course is taught in a blended-learning format. AHA Heartsaver instructor candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty.
Candidates who successfully complete the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Course, as well as course monitoring, will receive a Heartsaver Instructor card, valid for two years. Heartsaver Instructors are then able to teach all courses within the Heartsaver portfolio.
This course must be completed by candidates who wish to become AHA Heartsaver Instructors. Also, all AHA Faculty (Regional and Training Center) who teach Heartsaver Instructor Courses must complete the online portion of Heartsaver Instructor Essentials.
This course has been tested on Windows XP+ and Mac OSX 10.10+, with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome and Firefox. Instructor Essentials programs are not supported by Apple Safari. Please refer to our Technical Requirements for accessing this course.
AHA Heartsaver instructor candidates must complete the online portion, followed by the hands-on session conducted by BLS Training Center Faculty. Approximate hands-on session length: 4.75 hours without breaks (Instructor Candidate: Faculty Ratio – 7:1)