So you want to become an American Heart Association Instructor? The American Heart Association Instructor Courses teach the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses. The American Heart Association requires that Instructors be at least 16 years of age for the Heartsaver and BLS Instructor courses. ACLS and PALS Instructors must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation where such skills are within the scope of practice.
Who Should Attend
The ideal instructor candidate is motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion. The ideal instructor candidate views student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.
All Prospective participants in an instructor course must
- Have current Provider status in the discipline they wish to teach
- Have completed an Instructor Candidate Application
- Complete the Core Instructor Course
- Have the most recent edition of the AHA Provider Manual for the discipline they wish to teach
The following are the steps to become an American Heart Association Instructor
- Complete the instructor candidate application. (please call our office for the form and to discuss eligibility)
- Must be aligned with a AHA Training Center
- Must have a current instructor complete the instructor potential portion of the form.
- Complete the AHA Core Instructor class
- Complete the discipline specific Instructor Course
- Be successfully monitored by the primary Training Center.
PALS Instructor Course
The course fee is $275 for 8 Contact Hours. The course fee includes the AHA required instructor manual.
BLS Instructor Course
The course fee $235 for 8 contact hours. The course fee includes the AHA required Instructor Manual.
ACLS Instructor Course
The course fee $275 for 8 contact hours. The course fee includes the AHA required Instructor Manual.
To register for these courses please call our office at (800) 852-4126