AHA Instructor Courses

Heart Start CPR is an American Heart Association (AHA) approved training center located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our AHA instructor course offers a comprehensive curriculum, we impart essential skills and knowledge necessary to teach lifesaving CPR techniques. We are committed to upholding the AHA's rigorous standards of training and certification.

AHA BLS Instructor Course


  • BLS Instructor Essential Course
  • Heartsaver First Aid AED
  • Heartsaver CPR AED
  • Heartsaver First AID
  • Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED

Heart Start CPR, a premier training center in the San Francisco Bay Area. We introduce the AHA BLS Instructor Course - an essential in-class training experience for those passionate about imparting life-saving skills. We equip instructor candidates with the expertise and confidence to mold the next generation of BLS practitioners in our instructor course. As a BLS instructor, you'll gain the ability to teach BLS courses effectively, ensuring that more individuals are prepared to respond to emergencies and save lives. Don't miss this opportunity to become a vital part of our life-saving community. Join us at Heart Start CPR today.

Who Can Take BLS Instructor Course?

Our AHA BLS instructor course is designed specifically for those who have already achieved success and certified as BLS provider. Notably, candidates do not need to have a healthcare background to teach BLS.

Become an AHA Instructor

AHA ACLS Instructor Course


  • ACLS Initial
  • ACLS Renewal
  • ACLS Heartcode Skills
  • Descipline-specific modules

AHA ACLS Instructor Course, brought to you by Heart Start CPR. Designed for passionate individuals keen on imparting vital lifesaving skills, this classroom-based course melds theory with hands-on practice. Over the duration of our sessions, the instructor candidates will not only grasp the depths of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) but also learn the nuances of effective teaching. Engage in dynamic practice sessions, receive expert instruction, benefit from constructive feedback, and test your newfound knowledge. By the end of the course you'll be equipped to train others in ACLS protocols, ensuring that more individuals are prepared to respond to cardiovascular emergencies.

What You Will Learn In This Instructor Course?

Candidates interested in the ACLS instructor course must be certified healthcare providers with Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) skills included in their scope. Additionally, they should have successfully completed the ACLS provider certification course.

Why Heart Start CPR For AHA Instructor Courses



We are American Heart Association (AHA) authorised training center.

Quality of Instructors

Our instructors are firefighters and paramedics with years of experience in teaching and certifying.


We provide equipments, hands-on practices, and practical experiences for the candidates of instructor.

5 Star Rated

We are appreciated by our former students. We are 5 star rated on Google.

AHA PALS Instructor Course


  • PALS Initial
  • PALS Renewal
  • PALS Heartcode Skills

Our classroom-based AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor course is designed for those eager to elevate their expertise and instruct others in the nuances of pediatric life-saving techniques. Our structured sessions encompass detailed instruction, hands-on practice, constructive feedback, and rigorous testing to instructor candidates to ensure they're well-equipped to teach and inspire others. By the end of the AHA PALS instructor course, you will not only be well-versed in PALS protocols but will also possess the skills and confidence to impart this crucial knowledge to others.

Who can Take PALS Instructor Course?

Candidates interested in the AHA PALS instructor course must be certified healthcare providers with Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) skills included in their scope. Additionally, they should have successfully completed the PALS provider certification course.

FAQs Of Instructor Course

What is an AHA Heartsaver instructor?
AHA heartsaver instructors are the ones who can teach heartsaver CPR AED, heartsaver first aid CPR AED, heartsaver pediatric first aid CPR AED.
What are the five steps of the AHA Instructor Cycle?
The 5 steps of the AHA instructor cycle are: prepare, teach, test and remediate, close, and keep current. Detailed information can be obtained at each step of the instructor cycle.
Do I need to be a healthcare provider to be an AHA Instructor?
To take advanced courses like ACLS and PALS, instructor candidates should be licensed healthcare providers and should have acquired respective provider certifications. While to be a BLS instructor candidates only need BLS provider certification.
How do I maintain My AHA instructor status?
To maintain their instructor status with the AHA, individuals must renew their certification every 2 years. Within this timeframe, they are also required to conduct at least 4 classes. Additionally, candidates must successfully pass both the provider and instructor exams.

About Us

Heart Start CPR was founded 18 years ago and has grown to train over 5,500 students annually in AHA-approved CPR, ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses. Our team of professional firefighters, paramedics, and EMT instructors delivers low-stress, engaging classes that set us apart. With excellent customer service and competitive pricing, we continue to grow by word of mouth without losing a single client.