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What are the prerequisites to become an AHA instructor?

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What are the prerequisites to become an AHA instructor?

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The American Heart Association (AHA) outlines how to become an AHA instructor. The AHA lists the steps to become an AHA instructor, the first step is to be accepted by a local AHA Training Center prior to enrolling in the AHA Instructor Course. You will also need to have an instructor candidate application on file with the AHA Training Center. The AHA also requires that you have a current AHA provider status for the discipline that you are wanting to become an instructor for. The different certifications include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS, and Heartsaver. The AHA then will require you to complete the Instructor course for the discipline you are wanting to teach. The AHA then requires you to be monitored by other instructors teaching the course within six-months of the Instructor class completion. Once you have been signed of by another instructor you will be able to teach the class on your own.

For more information on becoming a certified CPR Instructor, check out this article:How to Become a Certified CPR Instructor

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