American Heart Association BLS Instructor | Initial

  • Duration: 1 hour

This American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Instructor course is the core educational foundation for all American Heart Association instructors to effectively deliver and provide consistent CPR training. This, plus discipline specific courses, allows instructors to achieve consistency and uniformity in their presentation of course material. This course provides instructor candidates with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach BLS provider courses and Heartsaver First Aid and CPR courses for lay rescuers.

Important: New instructor candidates must provide a current AHA BLS Provider card and complete BLS Instructor Essentials Online, prior to class (additional cost, $34, register through AHA’s website.) Please bring a copy of the certificate of completion to class.

Course Textbook: The BLS Instructor Manual and other instructor resources are available at

Membership to an AHA Community Training Center (CTC) is required; the fee is not included in the course.

Upon successful completion of the course and monitoring of a class, certification will be issued. Refresher training is required every two years.

Course Location:
Anoka Technical College

1355 W Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303
Room 153

Bring your current BLS Provider certification card and a copy of your certificate of completion for BLS Instructor Essentials

If you are not feeling well or have any of the following signs or symptoms, please call 763-433-1200 and reschedule your test date: fever, new or worsening cough or shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, chills, headache, sore throat, or muscle pain. You will not be permitted on campus if you have any of these signs or symptoms. The day of the class, please answer this health questionnaire to be permitted on campus (select Laura Cleveland):  COVID19 PWT Health Screening

You are required to bring a cloth face covering (mask) and wear it the entire time on campus. Any mask is acceptable as long as your nose and mouth are fully covered. Practice social distancing while you are on campus by leaving at least 6 feet of space between you and others. Please see Anoka Tech COVID Safety Plan before coming to campus and follow the guidelines: On-Campus COVID Safety Policies

Course Location:
Anoka Technical College
1355 W Highway 10
Anoka, MN 55303

Park at the side entrance of campus (no parking pass needed) just off Highway 10. Enter door S-3 and wash your hands with soap and water. Sign in at the desk and go down the hallway to the left, Room 169. 

Cancelation / Reschedule Policy:
To cancel or reschedule, you must notify us 7 days before your scheduled class start date. No refund will be issued after that point for any reason.
No refund will be issued if you miss your scheduled class dates.
Call 763-433-1200 OR email

Day(s): Th
Time: 10:00 AM
Sessions: 1
Cost: $150.00
Instructor: Katherine Ott