AHA Instructor Class

Instructor Class Sponsorship

AHA Instructor Class Sponsor

We get it! Sometimes it’s just not possible for your staff to come to one of the many American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor classes we offer across the Mid-Atlantic Region. That’s why we offer the chance for organizations to sponsor an AHA Instructor class at their location.

Course Length:

BLS Instructor - 1 Day (about 8 total clock hours)

ACLS Instructor – 2 Days (about 16 total clock hours)

PALS Instructor – 2 Days (about 16 total clock hours)

Actual course may be longer for sponsored classes if incorporating location specific information & activities.

Course Format:

Our AHA instructor classes are taught at your location by highly experienced Training Center Faculty who are well versed in Adult Learning Theory. Our faculty, acting as both mentor and subject matter expert, merge AHA instructor development content and DVD content with simulated learning events.


American Heart Association Instructor (AHA Instructor Card; valid 2 years from successful final observation)


  • Starting Summer 2019 all instructor disciplines will complete an online CPR Training Company Training Center orientation class.
  • Have current AHA provider status (aka current provider card) in the discipline for the Instructor Course you will attend and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. AHA disciplines include Heartsaver, BLS, PEARS, PALS, ACLS and ACLS EP.
  • Successfully teach your first course under supervision (aka monitoring) within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.

These comprehensive courses meet and exceed the standards set forth by the American Heart Association.

Sponsoring an AHA Instructor Course

From time to time we have groups or organizations (such as Assisted Care Facilities, EMS Agencies, Hospitals, and medical groups, etc.) who want to offer an AHA Instructor class for their members and/or the general public. We warmly welcome the chance to organize and conduct a course for your group.

If your group or organization is interested in sponsoring a course, please note that the minimum number of participants we require is 6 and the maximum is 12 because small group dynamics are essential in these classes. We realize that some groups and organizations wishing to sponsor a course may not have 6 participants so and we will be happy to work with you to help fill unused seats.


Sponsor Class

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We schedule our sponsored AHA Instructor courses at least three months in advance. Finding and booking the course location (facilities, lodging, etc.) is solely the responsibility of the sponsor. If you do not have a location arranged, we will be glad to work with you to help find a nearby solution. Please note that on multi-day courses, we do not permit a change in location from day to day or within the time-frame of the course.

All courses require a classroom with tables, chairs, PowerPoint projection, DVD, and TV as well as space for skills practice - in addition a second room or secluded area in which to do practice scenarios and simulations is highly encouraged.

The instructor classes work best if conducted over a weekend. However we understand weekends may not work for all groups so we try to be flexible in working around the schedules of instructors and learners. We can also add a BLS instructor class to an ACLS or PALS instructor weekend:

• Friday - BLS Instructor Class
• Saturday & Sunday – ACLS or PALS Instructor Class


  • BLS Instructor Class - $300/person**
  • ACLS Instructor Class - $500/person**
  • PALS Instructor Class - $600/person**

For all courses that are taught within driving distance of Martinsburg, WV (between 50 and 200 miles), we charge (round trip) the current GSA mileage rate per mile for each vehicle (typically one or two). If the course is located within 35 miles of Martinsburg, WV, we do not charge mileage. We also request meals and lodging for our instructors be provided from the evening before your course through the morning after your course if the class is over 35 miles away from Martinsburg, WV.

If you are unable to provide housing and food, we request a $30 per Diem (per instructor/per day) for meals for the duration of the course; as well as reimbursement for any incurred lodging expenses.

We encourage sponsoring organizations to earn revenue through the event via course tuition (we can help collect payment via credit card if needed).

We do support courses more than 200 miles from our base in Martinsburg, WV. However the distance poses a scheduling conflict since most of our instructors are part-time instructors who work full time jobs. We require the sponsor pay any air or train fares, rental car fees, as well as any meals and travel expenses incurred by the instructors en route to and from your course location. We also request the same amenities as mentioned above (meals & lodging during the course of the entire program).

Instructor candidates, while able to teach at any location deemed appropriate by the sponsoring agency, will be primarily align with the CPR Training Company’s Training Center for at least two years. An early termination fee will apply for instructors who transfer their instructor status to another TC within the first two years.

**We charge a $1,800 minimum for a BLS Instructor class; $3,000 minimum for an ACLS Instructor Class; $3,600 minimum for PALS Instructor class. This fee includes up to 6 seats. More seats can always be added to a class on a per student basis. Contact us for a final cost.