American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor Classes
These classes are to prepare you to become an instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers/ Heartsaver, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), or Pediatric Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (PALS) courses.
ACLS and PALS instructor candidates must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation where such skills are within the provided scope of practice. BLS/Heartsaver instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age.
The ideal instructor candidate must be motivated to teach, facilitate learning, and ensure students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion.
An AHA instructor should continuously view student assessment as a way to improve individual knowledge and skills.