Become an American Heart Association ACLS (Advanced Cardivascular Life Support) Instructor

RGV CPR offers American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS instructor training for you to either instruct and certify employees at your workplace or to start your own full/part-time business training and certifying healthcare professionals in the RGV. ACLS is an advanced life support course that is required for many in the healthcare field. Professions that need ACLS certification and recertification every 2 years include:​​


  • MD's

  • Hospital Nurses

  • Paramedics

  • PA's

  • Respiratory Therapists

  • Dentists that provide sedation



Friday, Mar. 5, 2021

Last day to register  2/19/21



Friday, May 7, 2021

Last day to register  4/23/21



Friday, Jul. 2, 2021

Last day to register  6/18/21



Friday, Sept. 3, 2021

Last day to register  8/20/21


How do I become an AHA ACLS Instructor?

  • Be one of the following MD, RN, Paramedic, PA

  • Be a current AHA BLS Instructor

  • Hold a current AHA ACLS certification. If you are not currently certified in ACLS and meet the above prerequisites, you can register for one of our ACLS classes here . Once you complete the course, we will email you an invoice for the AHA ACLS Instructor Course  - $375.00.

  • If you already hold a current AHA ACLS certification, please email us a copy of your certification. Email to: - Type "ACLS Instructor" as the subject of the email. Please indicate the class date and location you are interested in. We will then email you an invoice for the ACLS Instructor Course - $375.00.

About the ACLS Instructor Course

The AHA ACLS Instructor Course is provided in a blended format. You will first complete online training focused on instructional knowledge, followed by a 7-hour in-person session (see date in red above) to practice your instructional skills. The goal of the instructor course is to help you develop a base-level understanding of AHA guidelines and to teach, evaluate, and certify individuals in ACLS.


Once you have registered and paid the course fee, you will receive email instructions on how to access and complete the online portion of the ACLS course (AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials). Successful completion of the AHA ACLS Instructor Essentials is required to attend the in-person session. The in-person session of the ACLS Instructor Course will include the following: 


  • Organization of AHA training/Program Administrative Manual (PAM) overview

  • Training Center Policy and Procedures

  • AHA Instructor Network website: instructor resources and navigation

  • ACLS Instructor Manual Overview

  • Performing a skill and teaching demonstration

What happens after the course?

All AHA instructors are required to be aligned with an authorized AHA Training Center. Our Training Center is Community Health Education Services (CHES). At the end of the course, you will complete an application to be aligned with CHES.

AHA Training Centers are responsible for managing and distributing course certification cards and course exams, ensure compliance with AHA guidelines and maintain records for all students, instructors and Training Sites.

NOTE: Becoming an instructor is the first step to starting your own CPR business. Once certified, you are responsible for buying your own equipment and AHA teaching materials.

To register for the ACLS Instructor Course, click here
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