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National Institute for Healthcare Education
Become an AHA Instructor
BLS, ACLS, PALS, CPR, & 1st Aid

 

To become an AHA BLS Instructor requires several steps:

    Course prerequisite:  Have a current AHA BLS Provider card.

     1.  Complete the BLS Instructor Essentials.  This AHA online course must be completed before attending the classroom BLS Instructor course.
     2.  Complete the NIHE BLS Instructor Orientation.  This is a mandatory online course that must be completed before the Instructor candidate may attend the classroom portion of the BLS Instructor course.
     3.  Complete the  classroom BLS Instructor Course.  This course covers the curriculum, administration, and   management of an AHA BLS course.

     4.  Monitored student teaching at the BLS Instructor Course.

     5.  Affiliate with an AHA Training Center.  All Instructor candidates who successfully complete the entire NIHE Instructor program will be affiliated with NIHE.

   All of these steps are included in our BLS Instructor package (except the prerequisite BLS Provider),  which also includes the required BLS Instructor Manual.  We occasionally also, offer a LOW COST BLS Instructor that includes the NIHE BLS Instructor Orientation, the classroom portion, the instructor monitoring but doesn't include the online Instructor Essentials and the BLS Instructor manual.  The student must provide their own online Instructor Essentials and BLS Instructor manual in these courses.  We offer the full BLS Instructor package courses in Southern California; in Vacaville for our Northern California instructors; Pearl City, HI; Orlando, Florida; Dallas, TX, Waco, TX; Las Vegas, NV; and in Cottage Grove, Oregon at our company headquarters.  If you don't find a course scheduled in the location of your choice or if you want a class scheduled for your city please contact our Program Director at nihe@earthlink.net   If you have any questions about becoming an AHA Training Site or Course Director please email our Program Director at nihe@earthlink.net or click on the appropriate link below to register online. 
 
To become an AHA ACLS Instructor requires several steps:

     Course prerequisite: Have a current AHA BLS Instructor card, a current AHA ACLS Provider card,  and be affiliated in good standing with an AHA Training Center. 

     1.  Complete the ACLS Instructor Essentials.  This AHA online course must be completed before attending the classroom ACLS Instructor course.  

     2.  Complete the NIHE ACLS Instructor Orientation.  This is a mandatory online course that must be completed before the Instructor candidate may attend the classroom portion of the ACLS Instructor course.     

     3.  Complete the classroom ACLS Instructor Course.  This course covers the curriculum, administration, and management of an AHA ACLS course.

     4.  Monitored student teaching at the ACLS Instructor Course.

     5.  Affiliate with an AHA Training Center.  All Instructor Candidates who successfully complete the entire ACLS NIHE Instructor program will be affiliated with NIHE.

  All of these steps are included in our ACLS Instructor package (except the prerequisites)  which also, includes the ACLS Instructor Manual. We offer this course in Southern California, Orlando, Florida, and in Vacaville for our Northern California instructors.  If you have any questions becoming an AHA Training Site  or Course Director please email our Program Director at nihe@earthlink.net or click on the appropriate link below to register online. 
 
To become an AHA PALS Instructor requires several steps. 
     Course prerequisite: Have a current AHA BLS Instructor card, a current AHA PALS Provider card,  and be affiliated in good standing with an AHA Training Center.
     1.  Complete the PALS Instructor Essentials.  This AHA online course must be completed before attending the classroom PALS Instructor course.     
     2.  Complete the NIHE PALS Instructor Orientation.  This is a mandatory online course that must be completed before the Instructor candidate may attend the classroom portion of the PALS Instructor course.     
     3.  Complete the classroom PALS Instructor Course.  This course covers the curriculum, administration, and management of an AHA PALS course.
     4.  Monitored student teaching. 
     5.  Affiliate with an AHA Training Center.  All Instructor Candidates who successfully complete the entire NIHE PALS Instructor program will be affiliated with NIHE.
All of these steps are included in our PALS Instructor package (except the prerequisites), which also includes the PALS Instructor Manual. We offer this course in Southern California at our Colton/Loma Linda location, Orlando, Florida, and in Vacaville for our Northern California instructors.  If you have any questions regarding becoming an AHA Training Site , ACLS   , or Course Director  please email  our Program Director at nihe@earthlink.net or click on the appropriate link below to register online. or click on the appropriate link below to register online.  




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