I'm a CPR instructor and get $0 for it - I have to teach one class per year in order to stay current. For ACLS, I get $25/hour and I usually teach two classes per year. I also teach ENPC (Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course and I get $25/hour for it too.
my hospital started paying 18 months ago when it got in to crisis mode for instructors. crazy to teach & not get paid when we could just retake the class & get paid to sit there on the hospital's dime. The educators told administration this & they finally listened. So I teach regularly both classes when they need additional help. which is all the time!!
Per hour instruction is a bad idea. You need to set contracted rates based on instruction needs and class size.
Offer a full-service class divded up as say, Basic first aid, CPR, AED, Bloodborne pathogen and the ever-exciting disaster preparedness.
That should fill around 8 hours.... and yeah, they'll leave early.
You might be able to get $60/student if you supply them.
Guessing $50 profit/student after setting up and supplying them.
Minimal class size is 12.
Instructor gets a flat $125 contract for a very easy job, and is paid say $30 increase for every 5 students added, or you simply add an $75 contracted "assistant" for classes of 20, etc.
You should have one class focused on the lay person and another for the healthcare worker, and make a salary/cost schedule for each. Healthcare/commercial enterprise will probably be the higher cost as listed above. I can't see a lot of money in CPR for the general public, nor would I call it ethical to look for profit there. [Supply costs plus $10 instructor fee for good Samaritans.]
ACLS is a whole other ballgame. You can probably make some money there.
Just google up current courses and see what they're doing.
Just wondering how you were going to have CPR, infection control, all at the same time etc, etc that you were suggesting and still fulfill the amount of time required by AHA for those classes--that is assuming the CPR portion is presented by an AHA instructor.
I'm just starting out as an AHA instructor and I plan to charge $25 per class, minimum of 4 students. Center must pay extra for cards, they can "rent" my books for $5 each, one per student or they can buy their own from my training center. That's just my plan, we shall see how it goes. Good luck!
I just finished a CPR instructor course and am certified to teach BLS for Health Care Providers as well as Heartsaver CPR. If anyone on this board teaches CPR, can you PLEASE tell me if you had to purchase any type of liability or any type of insurance to protect yourself. This has been so hard to find out. I plan on teaching CPR independently as I don't have an agency that I work for presently. I will teach from my home, at designated locations, schools, daycare providers homes, employers offices etc.