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The Designated NYS EMS Program Agency Serving Chemung,Schuyler & Steuben Counties
1058 West Church St. Elmira, NY 14905
Phone: 607-732-2354


Course Prerequisites:

  • Be accepted by an AHA Training Center before enrolling in the Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center/provide a copy to EMSTAR.
  • Hold current AHA BLS Provider status and be proficient in all skills.  
  • Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials Online course. The BLS Instructor Essentials Course is an online, self-directed course that teaches information needed to instruct AHA’s BLS Provider and Heartsaver classroom courses and to conduct skills practice and skills testing sessions for BLS Provider and Heartsaver eLearning courses. Upon completion of this course, a certificate of completion is available to print and must be submitted to EMSTAR.
    Find Essentials course here https://www.onlineaha.org/courses/97

In-person BLS Instructor course includes:

  • AHA BLS Instructor Package
  • Planning and preparation for courses
  • Instructing courses
  • Conducting written exams, skills practice and skills testing
  • Keeping your BLS Instructor status current
  • Monitoring by TC Faculty teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.

Course Fee: $385.00      


Cancellations & Refunds:
A minimum of 10 students enrolled will be required to run the In-person BLS Instructor Course. If less than 10 students enroll, a full refund will be issued. Cancellations received more than 10 days before class start time will receive a full refund less $55 service fee. Requests received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.