The BLS/HS Instructor Zoom Renewal course is for:
• All AHA BLS/HS Instructors every 2 years

The Zoom Renewal requires instructors to have the following equipment:

  • Adult and infant manikins
  • AED Trainer
  • BVM’s
  • Pocket Masks
  • Current BLS Instructor Manual

Instructor will be expected to review and demonstrate all BLS Skills during the zoom call.

This Instructor Renewal course provides a platform for an instructor to demonstrate acceptable provider skills and successful completion of the provider written examination as well as Instructor monitoring by a TCF member.  All other renewal criteria must be met prior to this course as outlined in the PAM.

Course Content

  • Key changes in HeartSaver and/or Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, reflecting new science from the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
  • Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants
  • Relief of choking for adults, children and infants
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression and ventilation rates for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.


  • Updated Science based content
  • Access to BLS for Healthcare Providers Instructors Manual
  • Access to HeartSaver CPR/AED Instructors Manual
  • Downloadable algorithms

Course Completion Card or Certificate

American Heart Association BLS HCP and HS Instructor Card is valid for two years.

In the classroom, instructors participate in a simulated clinical scenario and learning station. Instructors work with an AHA TCC or TCF to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Instructors also complete a written exam.

Course Materials

  • BLS for Healthcare Instructor Manual
  • HeartSaver CPR/AED Instructor Manual


june, 2024