Basic Life Support Instructor Course

Regular price $550.00 CAD
Regular price $650.00 CAD Sale price $550.00 CAD

Course by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Course Description: Becoming a Basic Life Support (BLS) by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada instructor is a profound way to leave a lifesaving legacy and become a difference-maker. Combine your expertise, knowledge, and passion for educating others with the excellence of Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support courses and materials to make an impact now and for years to come.

Basic Life Support (BLS) instructors are crucial in ensuring healthcare professionals are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and ability to apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival to life-saving situations. Your students will include multi-disciplinary healthcare and emergency providers from various pre- and in-hospital settings. As a BLS instructor, you can offer blended and classroom BLS course formats, as well as Heartsaver courses, giving you even more flexibility.

Intended Audience: Are you passionate about teaching and saving lives? If you possess strong teaching skills, a proven record of delivering engaging lessons, a commitment to excellence in ensuring students learn and apply skills correctly, and excellent organizational and detail-oriented abilities to provide timely information to students, you are the ideal candidate for this course!

Many Canadians choose to become instructors for different reasons. Some aim to lead their colleagues in more effective skills training, ultimately improving patient outcomes. Others strive to make a positive impact in their community, empowering more individuals to feel confident and capable of responding during emergencies. By becoming an instructor, you not only become an educator but also join a community of individuals who are dedicated to making a difference. Through teaching, you can raise awareness among Canadians and positively influence the lives of many in the future.

Course Prerequisites:
It is important that you book your course on the First Aid Plus website first. This will ensure that you will get all the materials and pre-requisites before attending the class. After registering on the First Aid Plus you will receive an email with further instructions. To do this course, you must be at least 18 years old.

How do I become an instructor?
Becoming a BLS instructor is rewarding and challenging. To be an instructor candidate, you should exemplify integrity, demonstrate strong ethics, communicate clearly, and model a dedication to quality of training. The individual should be motivated by a commitment to lifelong learning and who possess a desire and willingness to help others apply skills and knowledge to advance their performance, confidence, and effectiveness.

Heart & Stroke instructors must meet specific qualifications and undergo an application, approval, training, and monitoring process.

When you apply, we will guide you through the process with step-by-step instructions. Here is an overview:

  • Have a current HSF provider completion card in the discipline(s) you wish to teach. (BLS Provider/ACLS Provider/PALS Provider)
  • Complete and submit your instructor application and pay your ($55) instructor application fee. (The fee is not included in the First Aid Plus course price, it goes right to Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Take Core Instructor Training ($35). (The fee is not included in First Aid Plus course price, it goes right to Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Register for, attend, and successfully complete the instructor course for your selected discipline. (Register through First Aid Plus website)
  • Accept the relevant instructor agreements.
  • Successfully complete monitoring on a course by a Heart & Stroke-approved experienced instructor, instructor trainer or master instructor within six months of completing the instructor course. (This can be done with First Aid Plus)
  • Pay $75 annual instructor fee (pro-rated to activation date) to activate your instructor status (The fee is not included in First Aid Plus course price, it goes right to Heart and Stroke Foundation).

Heart & Stroke’s additional instructor fees as follows:

  • Application fee = $55
  • Core instructor training = $35
  • Annual instructor fee = $75 (pro-rated to activation date)

Basic Life Support Instructor Course Overview

Course Content

Working with students to evaluate their skill set, developing the ability to instruct, and learning how to conduct HSF BLS courses as per HSF Guidelines to help students earn their Basic Life Support Certification

Course Duration

8 Hours (1 day)


3-year certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

What is involved in monitoring?

Following successful completion of the instructor-level course, instructor candidates are required to be evaluated on their ability to plan and deliver a course. This process is called “monitoring”. Monitoring is done under the mentorship of an existing instructor with eligible status. Instructor candidates for the Basic Life Support course can either choose to be monitored on-site at First Aid Plus or arrange for one of our monitors to go to their location and monitor them teaching their staff. Monitoring fees change based on the option chosen.

In collaboration with a monitor, instructor candidates will be expected to:

  • Actively participate in the planning and delivery of a course in their chosen discipline
  • Actively participate in the evaluation of participants in this course
  • As an instructor candidate, you can request monitoring for any applicable course that's offering monitoring.
  • Acceptable monitoring instructors include:
    • Experienced instructor (Heart & Stroke approved)
    • Instructor trainer
    • Master instructor

Course Materials

Course materials are not included in the course.

If the Heart and Stroke approves your application to participate in the course, you will be notified which materials to purchase.

*It is recommended that you read the textbook in its entirety before the course to ensure successful course completion.

At First Aid Plus, we offer comprehensive BLS Instructor courses across multiple destinations, such as Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Our team of certified instructors delivers hands-on training, empowering you with the necessary expertise to teach basic life support skills with confidence and efficiency.

If you need clarification regarding the availability of courses or if you need additional details, please contact us. Our diverse range of courses covers various topics, ranging from basic life support to advanced resuscitation techniques. Our commitment lies in providing top-notch education to medical experts, as well as individuals seeking to enhance their ability to save lives.

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Great learning environment that encourages its students to want to learn and grow. Comfortable chairs and desks for the students. Equipment well cared for and organized. The agenda was well explained, there was time for questions, all questions were answered big or small.