How to Become an AHA Instructor

Becoming an American Heart Association instructor is easy after speaking with an American Heart Association Training Center to find out whether the Training Center (TC) is accepting new instructors



The steps are simple – get started today!

  1. Be accepted by your local AHA Training Center before enrolling in our BLS Instructor Course and have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with that Training Center.
  2. Have current AHA BLS, and Heartsaver Cards and be proficient in all the skills of both discipline.
  3. Successfully complete the BLS Instructor Course.
  4. Successfully be monitored teaching your first course within six (6) months of completing the BLS 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.

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