ACLS-I ACLS Instructor




The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose.  Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.



Course Name:                 ACLS Instructor

Course Hours:                8.5 hours       

Course Description:    The purpose of an ACLS Instructor Course is to develop proficiency in teaching, organizing, coordinating and conducting an ACLS Provider Course. ACLS Instructors must have a firm working knowledge and understanding of the ACLS material. They are also expected to demonstrate in-depth detailed knowledge of current emergency cardiac care. Participants learn to design a provider course to meet the needs of a specific student population. Currently accepted principles of adult learning, the ability to sequence instruction, the use of interactive teaching strategies and evaluation of student learning and progress are essential facets of this course.  Instructor candidates will be asked to present two 10-minute presentations on a given topic, which will be presented to the other instructor candidates during the course.  The instructor will monitor the student teacher. After successful evaluation the student teacher will be provided with a course completion card and two year certification as an ACLS Instructor.

Course Pre-requisites:     A current ACLS and BLS Healthcare Provider card.  Completion of the core instructor course.  Visit, Click on the ACLS Instructor Essentials and pay the $35.00 fee.  Complete the ACLS Essential Course online, which takes about 3 hours, and submit the course completion certificate before the day of class.  

Application requirements:    $194.00 Total.  $34.00 online course fee (payable when signing on up online).  $160.00 class tuition (payable with your application) and valid photo ID.

Certificate:         2 year certification card through the American Heart Association (AHA).

Study Material:  Use your own ACLS Instructor Manual

Who is this class for:  Physicians, nurses, paramedics, and medical professionals who are interested in teaching ACLS.

An ACLS Instructor card expires two years from the issue date. To maintain current status, the ACLS Instructor is required to: 

Prerequisite course(s)
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