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.

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. Complete Instructor Essentials on-line course. Contact Dena Ketelsen, AHA Training Center Coordinator, to schedule pre-course interview prior to registering.  641-422-4161 or Dena.Ketelsen@niacc.edu Deadline:  20 days prior to class.

BLS Instructor Certification
September 9, 2017 8:00 am – 12:30 pm $200 Registration completed
at interview
ACLS Instructor Certification
Certification class will be held in May, 2018.
PALS Instructor Certification
Certification class will be held in May, 2018.

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 9, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm $75 Course #109965
September 12, 2017 5:30 pm  – 8:30 pm $75 Course #109966
January 9, 2018 5:30 pm  – 8:30 pm $75 Course #109967
January 13, 2018 9:00 am – 12:00 pm $75 Course #109968
ACLS Instructor Renewal – To register by phone: 641-422-4358
ACLS Instructor Renewal will be held in May, 2018.
PALS Instructor Renewal – To register by phone: 641-422-4358
PALS Instructor Renewal will be held in May, 2018.

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