Requirements for Maintaining Instructor Status

Beginning January 1, 2013, Instructors will be required to complete and pass all 9 lessons of the online examination every 2 years based on renewal date. Instructors may take the online examination once a year, free of charge. If you fail the online examination, you will be required to retake it and will be responsible for covering any costs incurred for retaking the exam. Continuing education credit will only be offered once every 2 years. Up to 9 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be offered for the examination for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency medical service professionals.

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Another one of the most significant changes is the requirement that all Instructors and Instructor-candidates complete the NRP Instructor DVD: An Interactive Tool for Facilitation of Simulation-based Learning. The NRP Instructor DVD can be purchased through the AAP Online Bookstore. Up to 4 hours of Continuing Education Credit will be offered for the DVD for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and emergency medical service professionals.

Every hospital-based instructor and regional trainer must teach or assist with at least 2 NRP courses during 2 years for which his or her Instructor Card is valid. For a regional trainer, at least one course during the 2-year period must be a provider course. Instructors do not need to maintain a separate NRP Provider Card.