Becoming an AHA Instructor

All you need is a desire to teach people how to save lives and a medical background. Our comprehensive instructor training program will give you the knowledge and experience to be a competent instructor and have a current CPR/AED and first aid certification from the American Heart Association. Are you ready to get started?

Instructor Resources

The American Heart Association Instructor Network keep you current on course and training updates specific to your instructor discipline, plus you can list your classes on their class connector so students can find you!

Paperless Record Keeping

With our training database you'll be able to submit class rosters, course evaluations and maintain your student database. Plus, you'll  be able to send out 2-year reminder notifiations to students to bring them back for renewals!

Structured Support

No matter what, we've got your back! We'll be here to process your cards, provide instructor resources and certification updates as well as renewals!
Becoming An Instructor
​Becoming an American Heart Association instructor is easy after consulting with an American Heart Association Training Center to find out whether the Training Center (TC) is accepting new instructors and the TCC's (Training Center Coordinator) preferred course delivery.

The steps are simple – get started today!

Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in an Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.

Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline.

Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS and Heartsaver.
Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.

Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. Training Center Coordinators can require additional monitoring.

Once you become an Instructor, you will have access to the most current emergency cardiovascular care science, course updates, training resources and tools through the online AHA Instructor Network. You will also be able to post class dates and times to reach more students through our public website.
Take the Basic CPR & First Aid Training Discipline
Take the BLS CPR Training Discipline
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Class Details

The AHA Instructor course is a one day class, this does not include the courses you'll need for certification in your desired discipine. Those certifications are available through our training center and must be completed prior to the instructor course.

Once you complete the course you will need to be monitored by an AHA instructor, during this time you will need to demonstrate your skills as an instructor in an actual class; after you complete this step you will be able to teach classes on your own.

Course incudes: Instructor monitoring, books and materials and an instructor manual for you to keep (a $100 value). Your instructor manual will be invaluable to you as you begin your career as an AHA Instructor. 

Career opportunities: Careers as an instructor are available for entrepreneurs, as an adjunct instructor at colleges and through certain private employers. Salaries vary. 

Are you ready to step into your future?

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Instructor Led

Complete Instructor Led Courses with video and hands on training.
Inc. 2-Year course completion cards

Blended Learning 

Do the didactic portion online and come in for a skills session with the instructor.  Inc. 2-Year Course Completion Card 

On-Site Workplace Training

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