***Registration for our AHA instructor classes closes 7 days prior to class start OR when class is full – we do not reserve seats for classes until payment is received. If none of our dates work for you, contact us for a private AHA instructor class on a date of your choice. Additional fee required for private classes.
*Must meet additional AHA and Training Center requirements
Some AHA Training Centers outsource their AHA instructor classes to a third party. Outsourced instructors won’t be able to provide you with the quality, information, and resources you need to become a successful AHA instructor. One way to recognize whether your AHA instructor class might be outsourced is if the company offers AHA instructor classes in multiple cities, in multiple states – as they are simply outsourcing the training of their classes to other companies and random instructors who can’t provide the quality that an actual Training Center can.
Mid-Florida CPR is an official American Heart Association AHA Training Center and we have one office location in Longwood, FL, where we hold all of our student and AHA instructor classes. You’ll meet and be trained by the same AHA Faculty that you’ll continue to collaborate with as an AHA instructor. We process all paperwork in-house so we issue your AHA instructor certification the same day as your monitoring session and there is no waiting period to get started teaching!
To become an AHA Instructor, you need to already have your American Heart Association Provider Certification in the discipline you want to become an instructor in. This means you’re already certified in the class you want to be able to teach. Certifications from any organization other than the American Heart Association are not acceptable.
Yes! As an AHA Instructor under our AHA Training Center, you will be setting up and teaching your own students. Most of our instructors have their own CPR businesses.
After you complete one of our AHA instructor classes, you will need to complete your monitoring session. After successful completion of your final monitoring session, you’ll receive your AHA Instructor Certification the same day and you can officially start teaching AHA classes!
No, we do not limit the number of classes you can teach. We also do not require precourse approval to teach classes.
We issue your official AHA Instructor Certification the same day as your monitoring session and you’ll have it before you leave our office and can get start teaching right away!
You will need to purchase training equipment (we’ll go over exactly what you’ll need during the instructor class so you should wait until after your class to purchase anything) since this is an AHA requirement for all classes. You should also consider the costs of starting your own business such as forming an LLC, buying business cards, and/or a website. We offer a free, virtual business series for our instructors where we cover all aspects of successfully running a AHA CPR training business.
After you register and pay for one of our AHA instructor classes, you’ll receive a confirmation email with additional information about your class, how to prepare, and a link to access the required online AHA Instructor Essentials Course. The online portion of the course must be completed before your in-person AHA Instructor class.
During the in-person course, we’ll provide you with all your instructor materials and go over everything you need to get started teaching. We’ll also go over how to prepare for and teach classes as an AHA Instructor, submit course roster documentation, how to test and remediate students, how to navigate the AHA Instructor Network, and how to issue official AHA eCards to your students.
All of our instructors complete their monitoring sessions at our office in Longwood, FL. You will attend one of our regularly scheduled classes with actual students and teach a portion of the class. No need to be nervous! An experienced instructor will be right there with you the entire time to help!
After the in-person course, you’re required to come back on a separate day to complete your monitoring session(s)* where you’ll be paired with one of our experienced instructors to assist teaching a live class with real students to demonstrate AHA instructor competency. The monitoring session(s) are completed at our office during one of our regularly scheduled classes. We hold most of our classes 3-4 times a week so there are plenty of opportunities to complete your monitoring session(s) quickly. You have six (6) months from the date of your in-person AHA instructor course to complete your monitoring session.
BLS Instructors are required to complete one (1) successful monitoring session. For ACLS and PALS Instructors, if your ACLS/PALS Provider certification was taken anywhere other than our office in Longwood, you are required to complete two (2) monitoring sessions. If your ACLS/PALS provider course was taken at our office in Longwood, you are only required to complete one (1) monitoring session.
No. A portion of this class is completed online at home to save time in class, but you are required to attend your AHA Instructor class and monitoring session in-person at our office in Longwood, FL in order to receive your AHA BLS Instructor certification. The AHA does not allow completely virtual instructor classes. Be careful when signing up for a class somewhere that seems too good to be true – we suggest reading through the AHA Fraud Warning. In summary, the fraud warning advises students to protect themselves by always looking for the official AHA Training Center logo before registering for a class, verify that the organization is a Training Center on the AHA Course Connector or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA-1, and remember that AHA does not offer completely virtual provider or instructor courses.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.