The AHA® Instructor Course is for providers who would like to become instructors in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
In order to participate, you must:
- have completed the AHA® Core Instructor Course prior to your scheduled Instructor Course class;
- be aligned with an AHA® Training Center; and
- have current provider status in the discipline that you plan to teach.
About the AHA® Core Instructor Course
The AHA® Core Instructor Course is required ONLY if this is the first time you are taking an Instructor Course. You complete this course ONE time.
The Core Instructor Course takes about 8 hours to complete (you will be provided with a manual and CD) and you will need to present your certificate of completion in order to participate in your scheduled instructor class.
If you are a current AHA® Instructor, you are not required to take the Core Instructor Course. However, you will need to present your instructor card(s) prior to taking any or all of the scheduled instructor class(es).
The American Heart Association requires that BLS instructors must be at least 16 years of age; and ACLS and PALS instructors must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a health care occupation where such skills are within the provider scope of practice.
- EMS and Trauma Program
- Faculty Development
Online Activities and Enduring Materials
- Outreach Professional Education Services
Regularly Scheduled Series/Grand Rounds