What does it take to be an ACLS instructor?

What does it take to be an ACLS instructor?

ACLS 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. Have current American Heart Association ACLS Provider Card and be proficient in all the skills.

How much does AHA ACLS cost?


Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider $55.00 $55.00
ACLS or PALS $185.00 $100.00
Heart Saver CPR AED $60.00 $60.00

Can I teach ACLS from home?

The BLS, ACLS or PALS Instructor Essentials is an online course that all AHA instructor candidates are required to com- plete in order to become an instructor. The course can be completed at home prior to the instructor course and usually takes about 1-2 hours to complete.

How long is the AHA ACLS course?

approximately 15 hours and 20 minutes
The ACLS ILT Full Course is approximately 15 hours and 20 minutes with breaks and lunch.

Are online ACLS courses legitimate?

As stated above, no wholly online ACLS course is accredited by the AHA, however, some may be nationally accredited by other agencies and institutions. Even if a program is not accredited, it does not mean it is not legit or that hospitals won’t accept that particular ACLS card.

How do I become an independent ACLS instructor?

To become an AHA ACLS Instructor requires several steps:

  1. Complete the ACLS Instructor Essentials.
  2. Complete the NIHE ACLS Instructor Orientation.
  3. Complete the classroom ACLS Instructor Course.
  4. Monitored student teaching at the ACLS Instructor Course.
  5. Affiliate with an AHA Training Center.

How do I become ACLS instructor?

To become an advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) instructor, an applicant must complete a core instructor course and an ACLS instructor course at a medical training center. Some medical certifications are required that are designed to ensure interested parties have the necessary skills to competently administer this type of training.

How to become an Aha instructor?

Before you can think of becoming a certified BLS instructor, you need to possess high school diploma, excellent speaking, and teaching and presentation skills. You must be up to 18 years with years of experience in some areas. Capability of lifting BLS equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

How to get ACLS?

Complete the course and pass all three exams

  • Get your ACLS card from an AHA training center or online store (your ACLS provider will tell you which)
  • Renew every two years,but only if it’s been more than five years since you passed the last exam
  • What is ACLS Instructor Course?

    Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation

  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills