CPR Seattle is proud to be part of the American Heart Associations' established Training Center Network. As a Training Center, CPR Seattle assures that CPR classes are taught to American Heart Association standards, and that each CPR class we offer meets or exceeds the quality demanded by the nations leading CPR training agency. CPR Seattle also serves as a hub for instructors by disseminating information about the latest in cardiac science, CPR protocol, as well as any changes in American Heart Association policy.
For information on the process of becoming an American Heart Association Instructor and the time commitment involved click here.
CPR Seattle welcomes AHA instructors in good standing, with a current instructor certification card (either Heartsaver or BLS) to align with us. Just follow the steps below to make CPR Seattle your new American Heart Association Training Center:
Send the Instructor Records Transfer Request to your current Training Center. This allows them to release all your instructor records to CPR Seattle. Per the AHA Program Administration Manual they have 30 days to complete this request. CPR Seattle prefers electronic copies of all documents. You must fill in your name, as well as the date on item #1 of the Instructor Records Transfer Request before sending it to you current TC.
Send a signed and initialed copy of the CPR Seattle Training Site Agreement, in addition to a copy (front and back) of your current instructor certification card to email@example.com
Please log in to the AHA Instructor Network, choose “edit my profile”, then “alignment” and select CPR Seattle as your new Training Center.
Once all the information listed in items 1, 2, and 3 above has been completed, we will send you a username and password to our Instructor Portal where you can pay your alignment fee. The Instructor Portal will allow you to access all the paperwork necessary to teach classes, in addition to ordering course materials online.
If your certification card has expired, you can take an initial instructor training course with CPR Seattle (we offer both Heartsaver and BLS instructor courses). You will be treated as a new instructor and receive a new instructor number from the American Heart Association. You will need to complete your AHA Core Instructor Course again if you do not have your original certificate of completion. Contact either your former Training Center if you completed the Core Course from a CD, or contact the American Heart Association if you completed the Core Course online with the AHA. You should be able to track down your Core Course certificate from one of these two sources. If not, you will receive a key after you enroll in your instructor training with CPR Seattle. The key will allow you to complete the Core Course online at onlineaha.org.
During your instructor training, CPR Seattle will go over all the requirements necessary to align with CPR Seattle. Please call our office at 206-504-3280 for our current Training Center alignment fee and what services that fee covers.
CPR Seattle welcomes instructors who have been trained by another American Heart Association Training Center to align with us (although we highly recommend if you wish to align with us, to go through our instructor training course as we cover all of our Training Center specifics during the course). We will need the following records from either you, or the Training Center you began your instructor course with:
Once these forms have been received, and within six months of completing the initial instructor course, candidates must be demonstrate his / her teaching skills while being monitored teaching a provider course (BLS or Heartsaver) by a CPR Seattle Training Center Faculty member. There is a fee for the course monitoring (only for those instructors who began their instructor training with another Training Center), and our Training Center Faculty will take 30 minutes after the course monitoring session to explain our Training Center procedures. Instructors must register with the AHA Training Center Network, and pay a Training Center alignment fee to complete the instructor training / alignment process.
There are many reasons to align with CPR Seattle. Here are just a few:
CPR Seattle has a full time staff available to answer any training questions you might have promptly and accurately.
We offer regularly scheduled BLS Instructor renewal courses 4-5 times per year and Heartsaver instructor renewal courses 4 -5 times per year, and are happy to accommodate your schedule by teaching a private renewal course for a minimal additional fee.
When you align with CPR Seattle, you are issued a password to our secure, custom-built Training Center Portal. All your training records are kept on the Portal in digitized form allowing you to have instant access to the courses you have taught, along with your student training records.
Instructors and Training Sites can order training materials through the Portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can either have materials promptly shipped, or scheduled for pick up at our office conveniently located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.
As an American Heart Association Training Center, CPR Seattle teaches a full range of CPR classes for the healthcare provider as well as the lay responder including: