BLS Instructor Course-American Heart Association
#: 1EMC-0010    ID:    Section: 2
Become an American Heart Association Instructor for CPR, AED and First Aid classes. This two-part class will teach how to prepare and instruct classes on your own. Upon successful completion of the steps listed below, your Instructor Certification will be valid for two years.

Part One:
  • Must complete the self-directed online class titled BLS Instructor Essentials (#20-1420); approximately $38. Go to:
  • Upon completion of the Essentials course, print the Certificate of Completion to bring to the classroom portion offered through the college.
  • Approximate time needed is 1-2 hours (please complete in advance of the in-person class).
Part Two:
  • Must attend an in-person class to learn the skills and practices needed to teach your own classes from our Training Center Faculty.
  • Approximate time needed is 8-9 hours

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Manual (#20-1103), approximately $58. Online book code 1EMC 0010. Textbook should be purchased before the first class and is available at the Century College Bookstore located on the West Campus, 651.779.3281 or online at

Please note: 
An instructor card is issued from the Training Center the candidate is aligned with, only after successful monitoring of a class.
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.
The fees collected by the College are used to cover expenses associated with marketing, coordinating, delivering and evaluating such classes.
Bring to Class:
*EFF 11.21.22: The course in Part One has been updated to 20-1420*

LOCATION: Century College, East Campus, Room 1251*

  • Must have a current, un-expired, AHA Healthcare Provider CPR card.
  • Must be aligned with an AHA BLS Training Center (Century College has a TC if you want to join)
8:00 AM
Contact Hours:
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
5/11/2023   8:00AM - 4:00PM
Century East Campus - 1251