When do I receive my American Heart Association BLS Instructor Certification?

Interns will receive their AHA BLS Instructor Certification once they have been cleared by our training center faulty and have completed the 200-hour program requirement.

Welcome to the CPR Hero’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care Instructor Internship Program! If you are looking for ways to set yourself apart from volunteering at the hospital or doing research, then you are at the right place! How about become a leading educator for the American Heart Association? CPR Hero would like to offer you an opportunity to train undergrads/graduates the science in emergency medicine to be a great CPR and First Aid Instructor.


  • At least 18 years old
  • Graduates or students from an accredited college or university
  • BLS CPR certification from the American Heart Association
  • Must have a reliable mode of transportation

How to Apply?

  1. Complete our application and attach your resume
  2. If selected, pay the $275 application fee (includes the American Heart Association BLS Instructor Certification upon program completion)
  3. Attend our Instructor Course (we have one Instructor Course every three months)

How many hours a week do I have to commit to the program?

Interns are required to teach/assist one class per week, which varies from two to five hours. Also, they must attend one clinical activity per month.

What are the total costs of program?

The total cost of the program is $275 (non-refundable), and interns will receive their BLS Instructor Certification upon program completion (once they reach 200 hours).

Can I reapply if I was not accepted the first time?

Yes, we always encourage applicants to re-apply as our application process is selective. Please do not submit the same responses on the new application.

What do I do if I cannot make it to the instructor course?

Instructor course is one of the most essential components on becoming a certified instructor. Program manual and other logistics will be covered during the instructor course. We host one instructor course every rotation (three months). You will simply have to wait for the next rotation if you were accepted but not able to attend the instructor course.

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Pre-rotationAttend Pre-Instructor Discovery Course (once every three months)
Complete Instructor Essentials before Pre-Instructor Discovery Course
Month 1Shadow BLS and Heartsaver CPR/First Aid courses at CPR Hero offices (Garden Grove, Anaheim, Rancho Cucamonga, Torrance)
Attend clinical activity
Attend monthly meeting/seminars
Month 2Teach part of the BLS courses at CPR Hero offices

  • Adult
  • Pediatrics
  • AED & Choking Relief
Teach part of the Heartsaver First Aid/CPR courses at CPR Hero offices

  • CPR and AED
  • First Aid Basics and Medical Emergencies
  • Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies
Attend clinical activity
Attend monthly meeting/seminars
Month 3Teach BLS full course (monitored by faulty)
Teach Heartsaver First Aid/CPR full course (monitored by faulty)
Complete monitored class specifically for AHA
Attend clinical activity
Attend Pre-Health course (separate fee)
Attend monthly meeting/seminars
Month 4-12+
(or until 200 hours have been completed)
Teach BLS/Heartsaver/Health Education courses
Assist with private group classes
Attend clinical activity (once a month)
Attend monthly meeting/seminars

Pre-health students & graduates

  • Gain confidence in yourself (especially in groups)
  • Training & experience in public speaking
  • Make a difference in our community
  • Experience to share in your resume & interviews
  • Become a certified AHA Instructor
  • Work with and teach medical professionals
  • Skills for medical mission trips oversea program (apply separate)
  • 200 hours of practical experience (clinical/teaching)

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For more information, please contact our Internship Program Director at stephen@thecprhero.com