Class Schedule

All courses are for Nashville Fire Department employees only, unless specifically stated within the course description.  

 

When enrolling into a course you must enter your name (as you wish it to appear on the course completion card) and a valid email address.

THIS CLASS WILL BE HELD AT NASHVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT HEADQUARTERS (63 Hermitage Avenue).

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT BLS PROVIDER CARD TO TAKE THIS COURSE.  

BLS 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 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 (https://ahainstructornetwork.americanheart.org/AHAECC/ecc.jsp?pid=ahaecc.signin&_requestid=470994)
  • Click Register Now
  • Fill out information, select BLS as your discipline, and request to align with Nashville Fire Academy

2) Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials online course 

  • Go to AHA  eLearning website ( elearning.heart.org )
  • Sign in (same credentials as AHA Instructor Network)
  • Click Courses tab
  • Go to Instructor Training 
  • Scroll down to "BLS Instructor Essentials"
  • Click purchase and complete online course
  • Keep a copy of completed certification

3) Send a copy of completed certification and current BLS provider card to Chad Tidwell ( randall.tidwell@nashville.gov  )

4) You must purchase the AHA 2020 BLS Instructor Manual (ISBN 978-1-61669-769-3) and have it with you in class

5) Attend a BLS Instructor Course covering the following items:

  • Complete a skills evaluation
  • Written BLS Provider 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.**

**Please bring a mask to use at specific times during the course. Remember to maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken at the beginning and the end of the class.