National Institute for Healthcare Education
Become an AHA Training Site

National Institute for Healthcare Education (NIHE) is one of American Heart Association's top National Training Centers for ACLS, BLS, PALS, and Heartsaver.  If you are looking for an AHA Training Center with which to affiliate so that you can offer AHA courses at your location we may be your best option.  Operating in all 50 states we allow the Training Sites that affiliate with us to offer BLS, ACLS, and PALS at their locations based on their needs.  

NIHE will work hard to help you grow your Training Site.  Our Program Director will work with you to grow your Training Site.  She has written an excellent manual on starting and operating a Training Site.  Please go to How to Start a Safety Training Center  for the information on how to get this step by step manual.  

We expect all of our Training Sites to comply with all AHA rules and regulations including but not limited to:  instructor and course monitoring, site inspection, and  following the every student must have an AHA student manual at the class rule.

If you are interested in starting an AHA Training Site at your location or moving your affiliation from your current AHA Training Center to National Institute for Healthcare Education please go to Training Site Application and fill out the application.  If you have questions you may contact us at 800-773-8895 or go to the link below and schedule a phone appointment with our Program Director who will be happy to answer your questions and walk you step by step through the process.


                                                     Schedule an Online Appointment


AHA allows Training Centers to designate experienced and skilled AHA Instructors as ACLS and/or PALS Course Directors.  Every AHA ACLS and AHA PALS course must have a Course Director present at every course for the entire course.  Please click on the link below to get more information on the requirements for AHA ACLS Course Director and AHA PALS Course Director.

AHA Course Director

If you are NIHE Training Center Faculty click on the link below and enter the password you received from NIHE to access online your Training Center Faculty Resources page.  This page is only open to NIHE Training Center Faculty.

Training Center Faculty Resources

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