Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor

Do you want to earn extra income and enhance your resume with another certification? You can become a Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor in only 3 days!

Delivery Full-time
Program Length 2 days (16 hours) + 1 day (co-teach)
Class Size Maximum: 6
Next Program Start Date TBA

Program Details

​BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor 1907: July 15 & 16, 2019 (0830 to 1630 hrs)

Application Deadline:  Monday, July 8, 2019


BLS Instructor Certification

Heart & Stroke BLS Instructor certificate will be issued.


BLS Instructor Prerequisites

Only one prerequisite is required:  

  • Current Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada - BLS Provider. 

Please email or call (780) 416-8822 to apply for the BLS Instructor course, or download and complete the application form.

BLS Instructor Fees

  • Administration Fee:  $50.00
  • Course Materials:  $100.00
  • Tuition:  $350.00
  • Total Fees (including GST):  $500.00

Payment of Fees:  All course fees are payable to Emergency Services Academy Ltd.  Payments may be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Debit Card.  Cash payments must be for the correct amount as ESA does not keep any cash onsite. 

Funds may be transferred to Emergency Services Academy Ltd. by INTERAC e-Transfer using the ESA email address:

BLS Instructor Curriculum

The BLS Instructor course is a two-day course (plus one day co-teach) comprised of two modules:

  • The Core Training Program covers general information pertaining to the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the adult education principles utilized within HSF courses. The Instructor-Candidate will be introduced to HSF policies, procedures and administration requirements for delivering an HSF course, including use of the Resuscitation portal as part of pre- and post-course preparation.
  • The specific BLS Module introduces the student to the educational materials and syllabus utilized in the delivery of the HSF BLS provider and renewal courses.

Course Materials (costs included in ESA fees) include:

  • HSF BLS Provider Student Manual
  • HSF BLS Provider Instructor Manual


"I have 3 weeks left in my Toronto Fire recruit class and I am very thankful I attended ESA. The standard that ESA teaches to was very high. I have felt that my knowledge from ESA has put me ahead throughout my recruit class. I also appreciate how ESA teaches many of the new techniques in fire fighting e.g. decon and ventilation. Toronto Fire has not adopted many of these new principles and I feel like I am ahead of the curve. I also found after talking to many of the other students in my recruit class that I had much more hands on and in depth classes on most topics. Especially the live fire training, auto ex, decon, fire dynamics, self rescue. I would like to say Thank you to all the ESA staff and instructors."
- Calvin, Fire 1803+