How to Become an Instructor

The ideal instructor candidate should possess the following:

  • Be motivated to teach
  • Be motivated to facilitate learning
  • Be motivated to ensure that students acquire the skills necessary for successful course completion
  • View student assessment 

Per the American Heart Association Web Site

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!

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Successfully complete the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.
  4. 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.

If you are interested in becoming and instructor, please contact the Training Center Coordinator.

To register, call me at 570-887-6390 or send an email to me at Please include your name and date of the class you wish to attend along with your address, contact phone number, and the email address where best to send class registration confirmation and future communications.

GUTHRIE EMPLOYEES: Please include your department name and department number with your registration details.