Becoming an AHA BLS Instructor in NH

At the Life Safety Institute, we’re passionate about education and empowering others to teach the importance of critical skills like Basic Life Safety. That’s why we take such pride in our AHA BLS Instructor course, designed to deliver rewarding professional growth and provide easy certification. 

Once certified, you’ll have instant access to the AHA Instructor Community, which is a rich network of colleagues who are all passionate about delivering expert life saving instruction. 

Read on for more information about how to become an AHA BLS instructor in NH and why it’s such a rewarding job. 

As with all Life Safety Institute courses, we believe that education surrounding safety and life support should be available to everyone, which is why we offer financing via affirm. You have the option of paying the $275.00 course fee in full, or splitting the cost into monthly payments.

Whatever works for your budget, we are happy to accommodate in order to save you a seat in class! 

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Here’s what you need to know… 

What Will I Learn in My AHA BLS Instructor Course? 

Simply put, you’ll learn how to teach the highest quality Basic Life Support (BLS) & Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) courses. In other words, you’ll learn how to teach these skills you already have in your toolkit, which is actually a great way to keep your skills sharp. 

In fact, author and leadership expert John C. Maxwell believed, “You never really know something until you teach it to someone else.” 

We think he’s right, which is why our instructor courses are geared towards supporting our instructors in training so that they are confident and empowered to teach these classes on their own as a way to enhance their existing careers and possibly jump start the careers of their class participants. 

By taking Life Safety Institute’s AHA BLS instructor course, you’ll be ready to teach Basic Life Support as a BLS Instructor and CPR Instructor in two specific formats: instructor-led and blended, both of which include the core and discipline-specific content required to teach AHA courses anywhere. 

Wait, what exactly is the AHA and why does it matter to my BLS instructor course

Appreciating the American Heart Association (AHA) 

AHA stands for the American Heart Association, which is the largest organization in the world that deals with cardiovascular issues. Its mission: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Founded in 1924 in Chicago, the goal of the American Heart Association was created to study heart disease, which was -- and remains -- the leading cause of death in the United States. 

According to one of its founding cardiologists, Paul Dudley White, “We were living in a time of almost unbelievable ignorance about heart disease.” 

In 1961, the AHA funded research about the efficacy and importance of CPR, which proved that, when performed correctly, bystander CPR can double or triple someone’s chance of survival following a cardiac event

Today, the AHA consists of more than 33 million volunteers and supporters who are committed to its mission of decreasing the number of cardiac-related deaths in this country. 

The American Heart Association is also one of seven associations that make up the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which promotes life saving guidelines that are updated and shared every five years. 

In other words, by taking the Life Safety Institute’s AHA BLS Instructor course, you’ll be given the tools to teach the latest life saving techniques and strategies by a world-renowned and internationally recognized council of global experts. 

Who is An Ideal AHA BLS Instructor Candidate?

In our opinion, anyone who is passionate about saving lives and teaching others these critical skills is an ideal candidate. 

More specifically, these courses are perfect for physicians, nurses, and first responders, like EMTs. You’re already experts in BLS and CPR, why not share your knowledge and expand your professional skill set by adding instructor to your resume?

Besides, studies demonstrate that CPR skills can start to diminish as soon as three months following training, an unfortunate reality that can include medical professionals!   

By teaching these skills, you will continually refresh your own knowledge and abilities. 

Life Safety Institute’s BLS Instructor course is also a smart way to save on in-house training costs for those businesses that provide or require BLS and CPR training for their employees. 

Although CPR and BLS are not OSHA requirements, there are many non-medical businesses or professions that require CPR and BLS certification, for example: 

  • Coaches or personal trainers

  • Construction personnel

  • Childcare center staff

  • Electricians 

  • Flight attendants

  • Lifeguards

  • Police and other law enforcement officials

  • Prison staff

  • Social workers

Other jobs might also encourage their employees to get certified, even if they don’t require it; for instance: 

  • Dental practices

  • Educators

  • Fitness centers and gyms

  • Elder care facilities

  • Parks and recreation departments

  • Security personnel

All of this to say, once you’ve become certified to teach BLS and CPR, you will find yourself teaching students from all different backgrounds, with various personal and professional goals and reasons for taking your class. 

In fact, you might even have students in your class who are aware of how important CPR is, just to their own families. Did you know that over 70% of all cardiac and respiratory emergencies occur in the presence of a family member at home

That’s reason enough for anyone to take a CPR course and all the more reason why we need instructors to teach these critical skills. 

What Prerequisites Do I Need to Fulfill in Order to Become an AHA BLS Instructor? 

Not surprisingly, the first thing you need before applying to teach BLS and CPR is to show that you’re certified in both to begin with. So, you’ll need to show your AHA provider certification(s) and then the AHA requires that you complete an essential online instructor program by discipline in order to qualify for the instructor training course. 

Don’t Delay -- BLS Instructor Training is Set to Start Soon! 

Spaces are limited to seven seats, so sign up today and start your journey to become an AHA Instructor!

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