The main difference between an AHA Training Site (TS) and an AHA Training Center (TC) is that Training Centers enter into a contract directly with the American Heart Association. The TC is responsible for making sure their instructors are providing quality courses, following the guidelines set by the AHA, and serving as a resource for all of their instructors. The TC has full control over which instructors they accept to teach under their TC.
On the other hand, Training Sites (TS) enter into a contract directly with the Training Center (TC). There is specific criteria required by the AHA to become a Training Site:
Training Centers may require additional criteria beyond what is set by AHA. In general, TC’s look for instructors who are self-sufficient, able to issue and troubleshoot eCard errors, and are familiar with AHA policies. If you meet AHA TS criteria and are having trouble with your current TC getting established, reach out to us and we may be able to help.
As of 2022, only AHA Training Sites are eligible to become Training Centers. The AHA currently requires the following extensive criteria to become a Training Center: