AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS, &
Instructor Classes in Longwood, FL (Near Orlando, FL)

2003 Longwood Lake Mary Rd, Suite 1015

Longwood, FL 32750

407-732-4403

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Wondering how the AHA instructor process works? We’ve broken down the step-by-step process of becoming an AHA instructor into 5 easy steps! Once you’re ready to register, you can do so by submitting one of the forms below. DO NOT SUBMIT THE FORM UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR YOUR CLASS!

AHA BLS Instructor Course

$ 499
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including AHA BLS Instructor manual, AHA BLS Instructor Essentials course, and AHA BLS Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
  • You must have a current AHA BLS certification to become an AHA BLS Instructor. Certifications from other organizations such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc. are NOT accepted).
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Mon, 7/01/24: 9a-1p
    Mon, 7/15/24: 9a-1p
    Wed, 7/17/24: 12:30p-4:30p
    Mon, 7/22/24: 9a-1p
    Thurs, 8/01/24: 9:30a-12:30p
    Thurs, 8/08/24: 12:30p-4:30p
    Mon, 8/19/24: 10a-2p
    Mon, 8/26/24: 10a-2p

AHA BLS Instructor Course
(Express 1-Day Version)

$ 600
  • This express version of the AHA BLS Instructor course allows you to become certified as an AHA BLS Instructor in 1 day! You will complete the instructor course in the morning and after successful completion of your monitoring session in the afternoon, you will receive your instructor certification the same day.
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including the AHA BLS Instructor manual, AHA BLS Instructor Essentials course, and AHA BLS Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
  • You must have a current AHA BLS certification to become an AHA BLS Instructor. Certifications from other organizations such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc. are NOT accepted).
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Tues, 7/09/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 7/23/24: 9a-5p
    Thurs, 08/01/24: 9a-5p

AHA Heartsaver (Non-Medical CPR/First Aid) Instructor Course

$ 575
  • The AHA Heartsaver Instructor course is for non-healthcare providers who want to teach non-medical CPR/First Aid classes.
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including the AHA Heartsaver Instructor manual, AHA Heartsaver Instructor Essentials course, and AHA Heartsaver Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
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  • Available Dates/Times:

    Mon, 7/01/24: 9a-1p
    Mon, 7/15/24: 9a-1p
    Wed, 7/17/24: 12:30p-4:30p
    Mon, 7/22/24: 9a-1p
    Thurs, 8/01/24: 9:30a-12:30p
    Thurs, 8/08/24: 12:30p-4:30p
    Mon, 8/19/24: 10a-2p
    Mon, 8/26/24: 10a-2p

AHA ACLS Instructor Course

$ 750
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including the AHA ACLS Instructor manual, AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials course, and AHA ACLS Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
  • You must have a current AHA ACLS certification to become an AHA ACLS Instructor. Certifications from other organizations such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc. are NOT accepted).
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Tues, 7/09/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 7/23/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 8/13/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 8/20/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 8/26/24: 9a-5p

AHA BLS & ACLS Combo Instructor Course

$ 1075
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including the AHA BLS/ACLS Instructor manuals, AHA BLS/ACLS Instructor Essentials course, and AHA BLS/ACLS Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
  • You must have a current AHA BLS certification and a current AHA ACLS certification to become an AHA BLS and ACLS Instructor. Certifications from other organizations such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc. are NOT accepted).
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Mon, 7/01/24: 9a-3p
    Mon, 7/15/24: 9a-3p
    Mon, 7/22/24: 9a-3p
    Thurs, 8/01/24: 9a-3p
    Mon, 8/19/24: 9a-3p
    Mon, 8/26/24: 9a-3p

AHA BLS, ACLS, & PALS Combo Instructor Course

$ 1650
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including the AHA BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor manuals, AHA BLS/ACLS/PALS Instructor Essentials course, and AHA BLS/ACLS/PALS Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
  • You must have a current AHA BLS certification , a current AHA ACLS certification , and a current AHA PALS certification to become an AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor. Certifications from other organizations such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc. are NOT accepted).
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Mon, 7/01/24: 9a-5p
    Mon, 7/15/24: 9a-5p
    Mon, 7/22/24: 9a-5p

    Thurs, 8/01/24: 9a-5p
    Mon, 8/19/24: 9a-5p
    Mon, 8/26/24: 9a-5p

AHA PALS Instructor Course

$ 750
  • Cost includes all instructor materials required by AHA including the AHA PALS Instructor manual, AHA PALS Instructor Essentials course, and AHA PALS Course Videos
  • No hidden fees - we don't charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees
  • You must have a current AHA PALS certification to become an AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS Instructor. Certifications from other organizations such as Red Cross, ASHI, ProCPR, etc. are NOT accepted).
  • Available Dates/Times:

    Tues, 7/09/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 7/23/24: 9a-5p

    Tues, 8/13/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 8/20/24: 9a-5p
    Tues, 8/26/24: 9a-5p

***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. We highly recommend reserving your seat early – a $100 late fee will be charged for last minute registrations/payments made within 7 days of the instructor course. If none of our dates work for you, contact us for a private AHA instructor class on a date of your choice. Additional fee may be required for private classes.

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*Must meet additional AHA and Training Center requirements

We never outsource Instructor Classes!

Some AHA Training Centers outsource their AHA instructor classes to a third party or inexperienced instructors. These instructors won’t be able to provide you with the quality, information, and resources you need to become a successful AHA instructor. And even worse – you won’t likely even be able to certify your own students once you’ve spent all that money to become an 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.

Trying to decide where to take your AHA Instructor Course?

Here are some questions you should ask the Training Center you’re thinking about taking your instructor class with:

When will I get my official AHA Instructor Certification?

According to AHA policy, instructor certifications must be issued within 10 business days of completion of the monitoring session. We issue your official AHA Instructor certification the same day as your monitoring session and you are officially cleared to teach that same day. Do not accept letters from an organization claiming that you can teach with their permission – you must have an AHA Instructor certification and be aligned with a Training Center to be able to teach AHA classes. 

Can I teach classes and issue certifications on my own?

Make sure you find out if you will be allowed to teach your own classes and issue your own certifications to your students. Some Training Centers will not allow instructors to issue their own certifications and make them send in paperwork that has to reviewed prior to issuing certifications on your behalf. While this may work for some people, it often causes a huge delay in students receiving their certifications. We allow our instructors to purchase certifications ahead of time and keep them in their instructor inventory so they can be sure their students receiving their certifications the same day as their class.

-Do you charge alignment fees or roster fees for each class taught?

Make sure you know upfront whether or not you will owe more money down the line to be able to keep teaching. Many companies will offer a lower cost for the instructor training but then charge annual alignment fees or make you pay additional costs for each class you taught on top of the price of the certifications. Make sure you account for these increased costs on top of their instructor course fee to see how much you’re really paying. At Mid-Florida CPR, we don’t charge alignment fees, roster fees, or monitoring fees.

About Our AHA Training Center

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’ve trained thousands of instructors and know all the tricks and tips to help you be successful as an 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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become an AHA Instructor?

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.

Am I allowed to start my own business?

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 or teach for their employer.

How soon can I start teaching after becoming an AHA Instructor?

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!

Are there restrictions on how many classes I can teach?

No, we do not limit the number of classes you can teach. We also do not require precourse approval to teach classes.

When will I receive my official AHA Instructor Certification?

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!

What other costs are involved in becoming an AHA Instructor?

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.

How do I prepare for the AHA instructor class?

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.

 

What do we do during the in-person portion of the AHA instructor classes?

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.

 

When and where will I complete the monitoring session required by AHA to become an instructor?

All of our instructors complete their monitoring sessions at our office in Longwood, FL (near Orlando, 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!

How does the monitoring session work?

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.

Monitoring Session Requirements

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.

Do you offer virtual instructor classes?

No. The AHA does not allow virtual instructor classes. 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. We receive requests quite frequently from students who have taken a quick virtual instructor class from scam companies online and are then left confused about what to do, unable to teach, and end up paying a lot more in additional fees that other companies add on to even be able to teach! 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 and verify that the organization is a Training Center on the AHA Course Connector or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA-1.

Questions about our AHA Instructor Classes? Let us know what questions you have!

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.