Basic Life Support Instructor Course

This nationally recognized program is intended for physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals who are interested in teaching CPR. The Instructor Course is designed to prepare AHA (American Heart Association) instructors.

Each applicant must include a copy of their current AHA Healthcare Provider card. Only complete applications will be considered for the course. Incomplete applications, and those without tuition fees, will be returned.

All candidates must successfully complete a psychomotor skills evaluation on all adult and pediatric BLS skills, plus a written exam in order to receive an Instructor Candidate application to gain entry. All course participants will be expected to perform exemplary BLS psychomotor skills without any coaching from the instructor. Any candidate who does not successfully complete the BLS performance skills evaluation and score at least a 90% on the written exam will not be able to continue with the course and no refunds will be given.

It is strongly suggested that all candidates attend a BLS course at Cooper University Hospital a minimum of 30 days before the instructor course to be accepted as an AHA Instructor candidate.


Non-Employees - $375 Cooper Employees - $225 (Payment must be received with completed registration)


Cancellations received at least four weeks prior to the date of the course will receive a refund of monies paid minus the fee of the course manuals. No refunds for cancellations or transferring to another date within four weeks(28 days) of the course date.

If interested in taking a Life Support instructor course, please inquire by emailing our office at:

For further information, please call (856) 342-2009 or email

BLS Instructor courses are located at

One Cooper Plaza 
Dorrance Building, Room #256
Camden, NJ 08103