Center for Public Safety Training


American Heart Association CPR, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogen and AED Trainings.

              American Heart Association Instructor courses

Center for Public Safety Training

 341 Wyoming Ave, Suite 6 West Pittston, PA  18643

Basic Life Support & Heartsaver CPR Instructor course



Objective: The instructor candidates will be able to teach a BLS or Heartsaver CPR course as well as First Aid & Bloodborne Pathogen courses using the video and lesson maps that are part of the appropriate BLS & HS course materials.  Instructor candidates will also be able to use the new testing materials to conduct skills testing.


The instructor course is an intensive course for those individuals who have already successfully demonstrated excellent skills in the discipline-specific provider course.  Instructor candidate should exemplify integrity, demonstrate strong ethics, communicate clearly, and model a dedication to quality training.


Course Prerequisites:  

Instructor candidates must meet certain requirements before taking the instructor course.  Before attending the BLS classroom portion of an instructor course, all instructor candidates must:


  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be accepted by an AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
  • Have a current/official AHA BLS Provider course Completion card or Heartsaver adult, child, infant CPR and First Aid completion card.
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in this discipline-specific provider course with the Training Center conducting the Instructor course.     
  • Complete the application form listing the AHA Training Center that you would like to affiliate with as an instructor along with a copy of your current CPR card and copy of medical license (MD,RN, PA,EMT etc.) if applicable. Return form along with your payment to CPST.   You must be accepted by the training center before completing any of the prerequisites. CPST will email information on the prerequists that need to be completed prior to the classroom course.  You will receive your instructor material at your skills session.  



Instructor course has 3 parts.

1.      Successfully complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Course, including both the online portion and 6 hour classroom/hands-on session.

2.        Successfully be monitored teaching within 6 months of completing the hands-on session of the BLS Instructor Essentials Course (Training Center Coordinators may require additional monitoring, if needed)

3.       Also, all AHA Instructors must register and be confirmed on the AHA Instructor Network to receive their AHA Instructor ID #, which must be used to issue course completion cards. 


How to register:



Cost:  $300.00 which includes Online Essentials Course & Instructor Manual. Checks can be made out to CPST


Courses offerered in the spring and fall each year.  Next course will be October 18, 2019 08:30 AM. You must register and pay for the course 45 days prior to classroom course.  Make checks payable to CPST. Class size is limited, spot will not be held without payment.



Please fill out the form completely (including e-mail address) and return it to CPST 341 Wyoming Ave Suite #4 West Pittston PA 18643.

Instrcutor Application


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or 570-954-2729.