Combining AHA Instructor Classes

Feel free to perform multiple AHA Instructor classes, such as our online ACLS Instructor class combined with our online BLS Instructor course. We will perform monitoring/skills testing for both your AHA Instructor courses simultaneously. We also provide an AHA PALS Instructor class.

BLS Instructor Course

Our AHA BLS Instructor course prepares you to teach BLS at the highest national standard. BLS Instructor class participants will be versed in AHA regulations and documentation standards, as well as teaching strategy and execution.

Become an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor today with Chicago Heart Training's BLS Instructor Course.

BLS Instructor Course Info:

Chicago Heart Training is proud to have adopted a new hybrid BLS Instructor course that involves online training (AHA BLS Instructor Essentials) and in-person components. Note that the requirements for our Instructor programs have changed. It is critical that you read all the information below before purchasing the Instructor course.

Also note the following:

1) This Instructor course is non-refundable. If you fail to complete all of the steps to becoming an Instructor, you are not eligible for a refund on the price of this course.

2) Skills are required. Thus, you should live in the Chicago area if you are purchasing this course.


1) Obtain Provider certification in discipline

2) Complete BLS Instructor Essentials (will be emailed to candidate after purchase)

3) Complete CHT Instructor Course (more info will be emailed to candidate after purchase)

  • Prior to beginning the Instructor course, the candidate will need to provide their AHA BLS Provider certification and a completed pre-course assessment.
  • Every candidate is required to take a Provider exam regardless of where or when they performed their Provider course.
  • The Instructor course finishes with the Instructor Essentials exam and final instructions.

4) Perform Monitoring

  • Monitoring focuses on skills and equipment.

5) Fill out paperwork

  • All Instructors are required to fill out official AHA BLS Instructor paperwork along with a contract with our TC.

6) Alignment

  • Instructor candidates will be guided in aligning with us through AHA's Atlas online Instructor management portal.

7) Pay initial affiliation fee (due annually after initial payment)

  • 2024 Update: Due to excessive increases of product prices by AHA, we are not charging affiliation fees starting in 2024 to ease the cost burden on Instructors. We reserve the right to reinstate affiliation and alignment fees at any time.

8) Provide proof of equipment

  • Instructors will not be approved to teach unless they either own or have access to the required minimum equipment for courses held in their discipline.
  • Instructors will be permitted to email receipts demonstrating their purchase of equipment or may perform a video call with staff to demonstrate possession of or access to all required equipment.

9) Instructor certification card issued

  • Instructors are provided their certification card and authorized to begin teaching. Instructors may purchase certification cards for students.
  • ACLS/PALS certification eCards cost $15 per card, while BLS eCards are $8 per eCard.
  • Instructors may not transfer to a different training center for the first 18 months of teaching as per the Instructor Contract.