We no longer offer public courses at this location.
Recent events in the Rochester area have led to the vandalism and looting of our Lyell Avenue location in the month of June after the Murder of George Floyd. Our office was again destroyed by looters during the after events releated to the Murder of Daniel Prude.

Damages far exceed the insurance coverages so regrettably we will be terminating the majority of our Rochester staff and ceasing public course operations in the Lyell-Otis Rochester area. We will, however, continue to offer on-site training indefinitely in the area and begin to offer public courses with our training partners in Brighton.

American Heart Association

BLS Provider Instructor

The American Heart Association Instructor course is designed to designed to prepare AHA instructors to disseminate the science, skills, and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in AHA courses. There is no question that instructors are the key element in the AHA training network.


Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals competent and comfortable with Basic Life Support skills.  Instructor Candidates must hold current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification and can teach the Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver, and Friends and Family curriculum upon completion of this program.

American Heart Association instructors must become established with a Training Center to teach courses.

We allow alignment with our Training Center, however our policy is that all aligned BLS instructors have experience in healthcare a licensed practitioner. A fee for alignment with us is imposed to cover needed insurances and other items. 

Instructor Certification Process

  1.  Online BLS Instructor Essentials:  An access code for the Online BLS Instructor Essentials course will be emailed to you upon registration.  Complete this component prior to attending the instructor course.

  2. BLS Instructor Training:  BLS Instructor training is conducted by a C4CPR faculty member at one of our locations. Participants learn about the Mission of the American Heart Association, goals for Emergency Cardiovascular Care, affiliation with a Training Center, and the programs that they will be able to instruct as an AHA instructor.  Participants will evaluate skills being performed to become familiar with the skills testing process.

  3. Skills and Content Competency: Following the instructor training, candidates will attend a BLS Skills Testing session by appointment at a C4CPR Training Center.  The instructor candidate will be tested on BLS skills competency and will complete the written exams for BLS Provider and BLS Instructor.

  4. Observation:  Instructor candidates observe BLS class(es) taught by C4CPR instructors until they feel comfortable teaching the course independently.  This step can be conducted at any C4CPR Training Center.

  5. Monitoring:  Instructor candidates teach a course independently under the supervision of  C4CPR Training Center Faculty.  Faculty will evaluate instructor candidate performance against a rubric of requirements from the American Heart Association.  Successful monitoring will result in issuance of a BLS Instructor certification from the American Heart Association.

    This step may be completed at a C4CPR Training Center (included) or off-site for an additional fee.

  6. Affiliation:  BLS Instructors may join an existing training site or establish a new training site.  All instructors must be affiliated with an American Heart Association Training Center to issue certification cards for courses they instruct.

    We allow alignment with our Training Center for those qualified for an additional fee.

Whats Included?

  1. BLS Instructor Manual and Videos (Save $125.25)

  2. Heartsaver Instructor Manual and Videos (Both Versions) (Save $348)

  3. Online BLS Instructor Essentials (Save $34)

  4. BLS Instructor Training

  5. Skills and Content Competency Evaluation

  6. Unlimited Observation.

  7. Monitoring at our facilities

    This step may be completed at a C4CPR Training Center (included) or off-site for an additional fee.

All required videos and instructor packages are included with this course. Those packages alone through the American Heart Association directly add up to $507.25


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Course Fee: $350.00

Course Fee: $250.00    -    Must have current/unexpired AHA BLS Instructor certification.

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Disclaimer:  Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart association.
Any fees charged for such course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA

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