Become an Instructor

man teaching basic life support class

Why become a CPR Instructor?
There are couple reasons why it might be beneficial to have CPR Instructor training.

Corporate: An organization that requires several employees to be CPR certified may find it more cost-effective to have an employee who can perform the training in-house.

Individual: An individual looking for an opportunity to earn extra income may like the flexibility and independent work of being a CPR Instructor. Instructors can make on average $300 for a 4 hour class.

There are several steps to becoming an instructor:

  1. You must have a current provider certification in the discipline you wish to teach. For AHA instructor courses this must be a current AHA provider course in the discipline you wish to teach.
  2. Be aligned with a training site / center.
  3. Complete the Instructor Essentials online portion.
  4. Attend the instructor lead portion of the Instructor essentials course. The official agenda takes at least 5-7 hours. Training Centers may choose to add additional content to the agenda which in turn increases the class time.

    At the end of class, candidates will be required to take a 25-question written exam which covers what they learned during the online and in-person portions of their course. An 84% or higher is required to pass.

  5. Instructor Candidates will need to teach a class while being monitored by their instructor or another AHA Training Center Faculty member within 6 months of taking the CPR instructor course.

    It’s recommended to schedule monitoring as soon as possible so candidates have skills fresh in their mind.

    During the monitoring, candidates are graded using the AHA Instructor Monitor Tool form. After successful completion, candidates are issued a CPR Instructor certification within 20 days.

If you are interested in becoming an instructor, feel free to contact us at 314-596-2497 to further discuss your options.