AHA Instructor Course

AHA Instructor Course

The American Heart Association (AHA®) Instructor Course is designed to prepare providers who would like to become instructors in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). 

Before beginning the Instructor training process, a candidate must have a current provider card for his/her chosen discipline and must align with an AHA® Training Center. 

As per the 2020 AHA® guideline changes, the Instructor training now consists of three stages:

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.

Registration Information


Course Registration Fee: $300 (per discipline)

Cancel/Transfer/Refund Policy

Due to the limited number of registrations per class, the UNMC Center for Continuing Education will enforce a $100 processing fee for all cancellations and transfers. 

Cancellation/transfer requests must be made in writing and sent by mail, fax, or email to the UNMC Center for Continuing Education two weeks prior to the start of the class. No refund will be issued after this date. No refund will be issued for no-shows.



UNMC Annex 14

4460 Farnam Street
(Farnam & Saddle Creek Rd intersection)
Omaha, Nebraska

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Contact Debbie Von Seggern-Johnson, NRP, EMSI, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator, via email