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Becoming an American Heart Association instructor with Critical Actions Safety Center Inc. is easy. 

The steps are simple – get started today! An AHA Instructor course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in resuscitation courses.

The steps to becoming an American Heart Association Instructor are as follows;

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  • Prior to enrolling in one of our American Heart Association Instructor Courses, Instructor candidates MUST be approved and accepted by Critical Actions Safety Center Inc. Instructor candidates that are seeking to align with Critical Actions Safety Center must have a completed Instructor Candidate Application on file with us. If you have not aligned with an approved AHA TC and you would like to align with us, please email us at or call us at 904-725-1130 before purchasing any of the instructor courses listed below. Instructor candidates that will be aligning with an American Heart  Association training center other than Critical Actions Safety Center Inc. must gain approval from the American Heart Association training center in which they intend to align with. 


  • The AHA requires that BLS and Heartsaver instructor candidates be at least 16 years of age. ACLS and PALS Instructors must be at least 18 years of age and licensed or certified in a healthcare occupation where the skills are within the provider’s scope of practice.

  • Instructor candidates must have a current provider card and be proficient in all the skills for each discipline the Instructor candidate is seeking to become an instructor. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS and Heartsaver.


  • Instructor candidates must purchase or own:

    • a current AHA disciplines specific  instructor manual

    • a current AHA disciplines specific provider manual.


  • Instructor Candidates must successfully complete the discipline specific Instructor Essentials online course, prior to attending the instructor led in the classroom portion which shall include hands-on skills practice and testing sessions.


  • After successfully completing the online and in the classroom instructor course, instructor candidates must be monitored teaching their first provider course within six months of completing the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course. 

ACLS Instructor Courses and Course Materials

ACLS Instructor

BLS Instructor Courses and Course Materials

BLS Instructor

Heartsaver Instructor Courses and Course Materials

Heartsaver Instructor

PALS Instructor Courses and Course Materials

PALS Instructor

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. 

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