Heartsaver Instructor Renewal Criteria
Thank you for your interest in American Heart Association Heartsaver Instructor Renewal Training with CPR Tacoma. To enroll in a class, or view our current schedule click here. The following information outlines instructor eligibility to enroll in a renewal course, required skill proficiencies, required course materials (which are not included in the cost of the class), and how to prepare. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions via phone (206-504-3280) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Eligibility for Renewal
Instructor must be aligned with CPR Tacoma as their Training Center. Please visit our American Heart Association Training Center Information page for details on how to align with CPR Tacoma.
Instructor must hold a current Heartsaver Adult, Child, Infant CPR & First Aid provider card from CPR Tacoma (please call for a discount code).
Instructor must have taught four Heartsaver classes (CPR, first aid, or skills checks) in the two years prior to their certification card expiration. These course records must be submitted to CPR Tacoma before the instructor renewal course (instructors aligned with CPR Tacoma do not need to submit course paperwork as we have access to those electronic records).
Instructor must hold a current Heartsaver Instructor card, and submit a copy to CPR Tacoma (front and back) prior to the Instructor Renewal Course (CPR Tacoma has instructor cards on file for those instructors aligned with us).
Instructor must have completed any AHA updates required within the previous two years. A completion certificate must be submitted to CPR Tacoma before the instructor renewal course (if any updates were required over the previous two years). Updates typically come out every 5 years when the CPR & first aid standards change).
Instructor must be able to demonstrate exemplary CPR and first aid skills (listed below), and pass the Heartsaver Student Exam.
Instructors who do not meet the renewal eligibility criteria listed above can attend the initial Heartsaver Instructor training course. CPR Tacoma will need a copy of your AHA Core Instructor Course (in the event that the Core Course certificate cannot be produced the course must be repeated).
Required Skill Proficiencies that will be tested:
- Lay rescuer adult CPR (Heartsaver CPR)
- Lay rescuer infant CPR (Heartsaver CPR)
- Relief of FBAO (Heartsaver CPR)
- Finding the Problem (Heartsaver First Aid)
- Epi-Pen administration (Heartsaver First Aid)
- Control of severe bleeding (Heartsaver First Aid)
How to Prepare for the AHA Heartsaver Instructor Renewal Course
If you do not teach frequently you will need to practice your skills in order to pass the instructor renewal class. Please go through your Heartsaver course materials and course DVD for review.
Aligning with CPR Tacoma
CPR Tacoma welcomes new instructors! Please visit our Training Center page and refer to "How to Align with CPR Tacoma" for more information.
Required Teaching Materials
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Instructor Manual
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED DVD
- Heartsaver First Aid CPR/AED Student Manual
- Timing Device (AHA Stopwatch or similar device which can be stopped and started without looking at the device)