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This page is for AHA Instructors affiliated with the AHA Training Center located at Central Mass EMS Corp.

All other instructors should contact the Training Center (TC) with which they're affiliated for updates and information. (The TC is listed on the back of your BLS Instructor's card).

Instructors: The AHA Instructor Network (IN) is your primary source for the latest in AHA Instructor news and information.


AHA Courses

BLS Instructors may teach:

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS)
  2. Heartsaver CPR/AED (Adult, Child, Infant)
  3. Heartsaver First Aid (Adult): CPR/AED is an optional add-on
  4. Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR/AED: Adult CPR/AED is an optional add-on
  5. Family & Friends CPR or First Aid (this course doesn't result in a card)

BLS Instructors may also provide skills practice & testing for eLearning (blended) courses after students complete Part 1 online for:

  1. HeartCode BLS
  2. Heartsaver CPR/AED
  3. Heartsaver First Aid

 

CPR Roster Retention Requirements

The AHA requires that primary instructors maintain (for 3 years) the following course records:

  1. Copies of completed course rosters (assisting instructors should keep a copy for instructor recertification purposes)
  2. Skill performance sheets (see Part 3 Appendix A of your instructor manual)
  3. Written exam answer sheets
  4. Course evaluations
  5. Documentation related to problem resolution
  6. Evidence of use of the AHA course fee disclaimer for courses in which fees are charged

 

Course Fees

The AHA does not set or receive fees for courses. The following disclaimer MUST be printed on all course promotional brochures, announcements, agendas, or other materials distributed to students in courses for which fees are charged:

"The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course material, do not represent income to the Association."

 

Clarification

EMTs are required per 105 CMR 170.810(c)(1) to successfully complete a course meeting the standards of the AHA as documented by a current training card for CPR/AED for the health care professional (i.e., Basic Life Support or BLS).

OEMS acknowledges current authorization as a BLS Instructor as acceptable proof of current training at the Basic Life Support (BLS) level.  A separate BLS provider card is not required by OEMS, though your employer request it.

 

Legal

All AHA materials and publications are copyrighted. Unless you formally receive permission in writing from the AHA authorizing you to reproduce a publication or book, you cannot make copies of any copyrighted materials. See AHA.