Thank you for your interest in American Heart Association BLS Instructor Renewal Training with CPR Seattle. CPR Seattle offers renewal classes to only those instructors who are aligned with our Training Center. For more information on how to align with us, please visit our American Heart Association Training Center Information page.
To enroll in a class, or view our current schedule click here. The following information outlines instructor eligibility to enroll in a renewal course, required skill proficiencies, required course materials (which are not included in the cost of the class), and how to prepare. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions via phone (206-504-3280) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Instructor must be aligned with CPR Seattle / CPR Classes USA. For information on aligning with us, please visit our American Heart Association Training Center Information page.
Instructor must have taught four BLS or Heartsaver classes (BLS, Heartsaver CPR, Heartsaver first aid, or skills checks) in the two years prior to their certification card expiration. These course records must be submitted to CPR Seattle before the instructor renewal course (instructors aligned with CPR Seattle do not need to submit course paperwork as we have access to those electronic records).
Instructor must hold a current BLS Instructor card, and submit a copy to CPR Seattle (front and back) prior to the BLS Instructor Renewal Course. CPR Seattle allows a one month grace period for expired cards.
Instructor must have completed any AHA updates required within the previous two years. A completion certificate must be submitted to CPR Seattle before the instructor renewal course if any updates were required by the AHA.
Instructor must be able to demonstrate exemplary BLS/healthcare provider CPR, layrescuer CPR and first aid skills (listed below), and pass both the BLS Student Exam and the Heartsaver Student Exam.
Instructors who do not meet the renewal eligibility criteria listed above can attend the initial BLS Instructor Training course. CPR Seattle will need a copy of your AHA Core Instructor Course (in the event that the Core Course certificate cannot be produced the course must be repeated).
If you do not teach frequently you will need to practice your skills in order to pass the instructor renewal class. Please go through both your BLS and Heartsaver course materials and course DVD for review.
Please note that the AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructor Package 90-1037 includes all the items listed above at a substantial discount. If instructors wish to conduct Heartsaver programs the following materials are required for teaching: Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor Manual 90-1029, Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED DVD set 90-1028, Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Student Manual 90-1026 (the Heartsaver Student Manual is highly recommended to prepare for the BLS Instructor Training).