Frequently Asked Questions
What type of payments are accepted?
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. Corporate checks are accepted; personal checks are not accepted. Registration is not confirmed or completed until payment has been received. There is a $30 fee for any and all returned checks. Please view individual class descriptions for pricing information.
Who teaches the classes?
Can I reserve a class for my group or business?
Where will the classes be held?
What is the cancellation and refund policy?
Policies updated October 5, 2020
American Heart Course/Certification Fees
What is web based & blended learning?
Will I be certified after the class?
When will I receive my certification?
What happens if I do not pass a course?
What if I need my certification before a scheduled class?
What happens if I do not pass an American Red Cross Test Out Option?
Instructor Course Questions
How do I become a Lifeguard Instructor?
To become a Lifeguard Instructor:
1. Be at least 17 by the last date of the course
2. Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification
3. Attend and be successful in the Lifeguard Instructor course
How do I renew a Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer certification?
1. Teach or co-teach a lifeguard or lifeguard review course within 2 years and submit the course record.
2. Instructor Trainer: Teach or co-teach a lifeguard instructor course or 2 Lifeguard Instructor Review courses.
3. Attend a Lifeguard Instructor Review course.
How do I become a swim instructor?
There are 2 levels of swim instructor training: WSI & BSI
1. Be at least 16 by the last day of the course.
How do I become a FA/CPR/AED Instructor?
To bcome an American Red Cross FA/CPR/AED Instructor for non-healthcare providers:
1. Be 17 by the last day of the scheduled course.
2. Possess a current Adult CPR/AED certification or higher.
How do I become an American Heart Association BLS CPR/AED Instructor?
To become an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR/AED instructor:
1. Be at least 18 years old.
2. Possess an AHA BLS CPR/AED Provider Certification
3. Create a profile at www.ahainstructornetwork.com and align with an AHA Training Center that is accepting new instructors
4. Fill out an AHA Instructor Candidate application
5. Obtain all instructor/student manuals & videos (digital or print)- additional fees apply
6. Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course- additional fees apply
7. Attend the In Person Instructor course, including demonstrating provider level skills and successfully complete the written exam
8. Student teach 1 course within 6 months. You may be required to teach additional courses depending on performance.
What is your American Heart Association Training Center alignment?