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BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Course

This course is for Metro Nashville Davidson County employees that wish to obtain their AHA BLS Instructor certification.

Pre-requisite:  Must have a current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider certification

All steps must be successfully completed in order to receive instructor status.

Steps 1 - 4 must be completed prior to attending the instructor course.  

You will not be allowed to attend the instructor course without items 1-4 completed.

1) Register on the AHA Instructor network website (
  • "Not A Member" lower left of screen
  • Register Now
  • Fill out information and request to align with Nashville Fire Academy

2) Complete the BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Essentials online course 

  • Go to Online AHA website ( )
  • On-line course catalog at the top of the page
  • Click Courses tab
  • Go to Instructor Training 
  • Scroll down to "BLS Healthcare Provider Instructor Essentials"
  • Add to cart, purchase and complete online course
  • Keep a copy of completed certification

3) Send a copy of completed certification and current BLS provider card to Lisa Weakley or Johanna Lee ( or  )

4) You must have the AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Manual.  These can be purchased from one of the following AHA vendors.

  • Channing Bete
  • World Pointe
  • Laerdal

5) Attend a BLS for Healthcare Provider Instructor Course where the following items will be covered:

  • Complete a skills evaluation
  • Written BLS HCP test
  • Instructor written test
  • Instructor application
  • Instructor agreement
  • Enrollware orientation

6) Be successfully monitored by an AHA Training Center Faculty or Regional Faculty, teaching an AHA BLS CPR course

** Upon successful completion of all 6 steps, instructor status will be granted for a period of two years.**