What are the steps to becoming an American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor?
Have a valid and current AHA course completion card in the discipline (ACLS, BLS or PALS) you wish to teach and a current AHA BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion card if you wish to teach ACLS or PALS.
Purchase and complete the pre-requisite AHA Core Instructor Course.
Purchase and study the student workbooks/textbooks and instructor manual applicable to the
discipline you wish to teach.
Contact an authorized AHA Training Center to learn if they are accepting new instructors
Have at least one letter of recommendation from an AHA Training Center Coordinator or a
National, Regional or Training Center Faculty member.
Complete an AHA Instructor Course Application
Register for the discipline-specific Instructor Course through an AHA Training Center
Prepare for, attend and successfully complete all requirements of the discipline-specific
Successfully complete Instructor monitoring and any additional requirements and
responsibilities required of the Training Center
Per Diem American Heart Association ACLS/PALS Instructor
The ACLS/PALS Instructor Lead functions as a leader in all components of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) including (but not limited to): primary responsibility for lecture of all required American Heart Association (AHA) class content, initial Mega code demonstration; group control skills; knowledge and facility with all ACLS/PALS clinical and medical devices and equipment; setting up and using educational presentation tools; creating, presenting, and leading case-based scenarios, case discussion stations, skills instruction and skills evaluation stations, practice stations, remediation stations, and written examinations; the educational philosophy of the ACLS/PALS Program; and relevant policies and procedures for conducting AHA courses.
Qualifications: Current American Heart Association ACLS/PALS Instructor card, Current American Heart Association BLS Instructor card. Requires current license or certification and current practice in a healthcare occupation where ACLS/PALS skills and knowledge are within the provider scope of practice, such as but not limited to registered nurse, respiratory therapist, and paramedic. Minimum of two (2) years working experience in a healthcare occupation or field requiring utilization of ACLS/PALS required. Current practical experience in performing the skills taught and the ability to communicate the skills to students in a clear and precise manner. Minimum of one (1) year experience as an American Heart Association ACLS/PALS Instructor preferred. Minimum of at least 2 years experience as a BLS American Heart Association instructor.
Per Diem American Heart Association Heartsaver/BLS Instructor
An American Heart Association Instructor has the ability to teach any American Heart Association Courses and Renewal Courses.
Before beginning the Instructor training process, candidates must have a current provider course card for their chosen discipline, and must align with an American Heart Association Training Center that is accepting new Instructors in their chosen discipline.
American Heart Association Instructor training consists of
The Instructor candidate takes the self-directed online Instructor Essentials course in his or her chosen discipline.
The Instructor candidate takes the faculty-led, classroom-based Instructor course in his or her chosen discipline.
A faculty member monitors the Instructor candidate as he or she teaches the first course in his or her chosen discipline.
Once payment has been remitted to HealthForce business office (online or in-person) an Instructor Course Manual will be available for pick up at our office during normal business hours. We can mail it to your doorstep at an additional cost. This manual can be referenced for the online Essentials Course.
Pricing: The cost of the course includes:
The classroom course
Training center alignment
Qualifications: Current American Heart Association current BLS provider. Requires current license or certification and current practice in a healthcare occupation, knowledge are within the provider scope of practice, such as but not limited to registered nurse, respiratory therapist, and paramedic. Minimum of two (2) years working experience in a healthcare occupation. Current practical experience in performing the skills taught and the ability to communicate the skills to students in a clear and precise manner.
For Instructor Class Information Please call 201-2227720 or 201-2227723