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Heartsaver Instructor Essentials is the self-directed, online portion of the Heartsaver Instructor Essentials Blended Learning Course. The course educates instructor candidates on how to adequately use AHA Instructor teaching materials and follow AHA Instructor and course policies. Upon completion of the course, Instructors can teach any course within the Heartsaver portfolio.
How Does This Course Work?
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.
Hands-On Session (sold separately)
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)
Contact the Training Center you are aligned with for information on the in-person skills check required for completion of this course.
Who Should Take This Course?
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.
What Does This Course Teach?
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.
1.30 Hour Online Course