American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Instructor Process
Want to Become An American Heart Association Instructor
The AHA requires Instructors to be aligned with an AHA Training Center for training, records maintenance, program oversight, support, and student card certification source.
Pre-requisite: Instructor candidate must hold a current BLS Provider certification card and demonstrate the ability to teach the programs offered by the AHA.
Process to become an AHA Instructor:
- Register for our next scheduled Instructor course. Once payment is received, we will confirm your registration via email and give you course details.
- Go Life Savers, LLC will order your AHA BLS Provider Instructor materials if you do not already own/have access to them through your employer.
- Submit copy of current BLS Provider certification card. Copy must show front and back of card on one page.
- Complete AHA Instructor Essentials Online Course and submit certificate of completion. (When registration payment is received, an online key will be emailed to you to take this course)
- Read Instructor Manual and watch course DVD prior to Instructor course.
- Attend Instructor classroom course.
How to Become an AHA 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 TCF’s (Training Center Faculty) 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.
*Go Life Savers, LLC is a private for-profit organization that offers the curriculums of the American Heart Association. Go Life Savers, LLC only accepts high-quality instructors willing to abide by the guidelines of the AHA and the standards of our Training Center. We reserve the right to deny instructor certification to anyone who does not meet our quality standards. Our goal is to support instructor candidates through training to offer quality workplace and community programs that save lives.