Wednesday, September 9, 2020
From 10:00am to 5:00pm
Instructor Training course
Anyone interested in becoming an instructor, must hold a current “BLS Provider” certification from the AHA. You’ll be asked to provide a copy of this certification during your instructor training.
Upon registering and after payment, an instructor manual will be drop-shipped to the address you provided and a link to the AHA Instructor Essentials online course will be sent.
The instructor manual will be helpful in the completing the AHA Instructor Essentials course, which is completed online. The course contains information on planning and preparation for courses, teaching courses, conducting written exams (if applicable), skills practice and skills testing, and keeping your instructor status current. Upon successful completion a completion certificate is generated and should be printed out and brought to your instructor course. The Instructor Essentials online course takes between 2-4 hours to complete.
Class start time is 10 am sharp. Upon arrival on the day of the class, your instructor essential completion certificate and a copy of your provider certificate will be collected.
Training Center Orientation: We will explain your role and responsibilities as an instructor, our responsibility as your training center, the hierarchy of the AHA and all the administrative components involved in being an instructor. In addition, we will explain the process of ordering E-cards and the costs associated with that process.
An instructor training video will be played. You may bring your own bag lunch or if you like pizza, I will order one for us.
After lunch, we will cover information such as course organization, policies of the AHA, Lifesavers and CPR Delaware administration of a course, instructor re-certification requirements, advertising, equipment cleaning, changes in CPR and why they occur, skills testing, a written test and more.
This course will take approximately 6-8 hours with a break for lunch.
After the course:
It is highly encouraged that anyone going through instructor training, join us for one of our classes as an assistant instructor. This will give you an opportunity to ease into the role of an instructor. Afterwards, we can provide personalized coaching discussing various facets of the class, teaching techniques and practice teaching different components of the class.
Instructor Monitoring. This requires that you make arrangements to teach a segment of one of our scheduled classes. We monitor the new instructor teach a portion of a course. This can be done during one of our scheduled classes that you would find on our website calendar. This evaluation must be done within 6 months after completion of part 2.
Once these requirements have been met the instructor will be able to teach on their own. However, as an instructor, you may assist with as many additional classes as you want. CPR Delaware offers instructors with coaching as needed and our Training Center offers continuous support as needed. We simply wish to give instructors every resource possible so they feel comfortable and confident teaching this life-saving material.
The cost for this training includes the American Heart Association Instructor Manual, the online AHA Instructor Essentials course and the BLS Instructor certification card (upon successful completion).
Mannequins, classroom videos, student manuals, certification e-cards and other teaching supplies are not included in the cost of Instructor training.
*The American Heart Association Instructor Manual provides lesson plans and information for teaching the classroom-based and blended-learning options of the Heartsaver® First Aid, Heartsaver® CPR AED, and Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED courses. Each Instructor should have his or her own copy of the manual. 72 pages with full-color images and content, plus 112 pages with 45 lesson plans. Also includes 6 page-divider tabs. 8 1/2″ x 11″. Formatted as a loose-leaf, 3-hole-punched manual that fits into a binder; also includes an Instructor CD with supplemental information and tools. Based on the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid.