Continuing and Community Education

American Heart Association Instructor Course

The American Heart Association has developed Instructor Course materials that will aid in providing quality and consistent instructor training.  The course will prepare candidates to disseminate the science and philosophy of resuscitation programs to participants enrolled in AHA courses. The Instructor Course has three specific components: 1) Instructor Essentials online course. 2) A classroom-based instructor course. 3) Course monitoring.

Pre-course requirements for Instructor Candidates:  Interview and be accepted by an AHA Training Center; Complete an Instructor Candidate Application; Have current provider status for at least 2 years and be proficient in all skills. Contact Dena Ketelsen, AHA Training Center Coordinator, to schedule pre-course interview prior to registering.  641-422-4161 or ketelden@niacc.edu Deadline:  20 days prior to class.

BLS Instructor Certification
Due to the AHA Update rollout in October, the next instructor certification class will be held in March, 2016.
ACLS Instructor Certification
This instructor class will be held in May, 2016.
PALS Instructor Certification
This instructor class will be held in May, 2016.

American Heart Association Instructor Renewal Course

This course is designed to recertify current AHA Instructors to teach courses using the program DVD and lesson maps according to the standards established by the AHA. Revised and updated ECC and Training Center information will be disseminated and provider skills will be renewed.

Course requirements the day of class:  present expired Instructor Card; submit completed Teaching Renewal Checklist; submit Instructor Monitor Form for previous two years.  Registration deadline: one week prior to class.

BLS Instructor Renewal – To register by phone: 641-422-4358
September 12, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $69 Course #99631
September 16, 2015 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm $69 Course #99590
ACLS Instructor Renewal – To register by phone: 641-422-4358
This class will be held in May, 2016.
PALS Instructor Renewal – To register by phone: 641-422-4358
This class will be held in May 2016.

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