AHA BLS, ACLS, PALS, &
Instructor Classes in Longwood, FL (Near Orlando, FL)

2003 Longwood Lake Mary Rd, Suite 1015

Longwood, FL 32750

407-732-4403

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AHA Training Site vs. Training Center

aha training site vs training center

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.  

aha training site vs training center

AHA Training Sites

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:

  1. Must have a business legal name
  2. Teaches AHA courses in accordance with the official AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC
  3. Maintains at least five AHA Instructors who train more than a combined 250 people each year
  4. Owns and maintains all equipment needed for teaching AHA courses, including manikins that meet feedback device requirements (equipment may not be borrowed from the TC)
  5. Meets minimum technical requirements
  6. Uses latest version of one of the top 3 or 4 Internet browsers by market share
  7. Maintains knowledge of and effectively uses AHA Training Network applications, such as the AHA Instructor Network, eCards, eLearning, or eBooks

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

How to Become an AHA Training Center

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:

  1. TS must be registered on the Instructor Network
  2. TS must have been in operation for a minimum of 2 years
  3. TS must obtain general liability insurance with a limit of $1,000,000 or greater and a deductible or retention of $25,000 or less
  4. Must agree to issue eCards as the primary course completion document for students
  5. Must own and maintain all equipment needed for teaching AHA courses, including manikins that meet feedback device requirements
  6. Must meet minimum technical requirements
  7. Use latest version of one of the top 3 or 4 Internet browsers by market share
  8. Maintain knowledge of and effectively use AHA Training Network applications, such as the AHA Instructor Network, eCards, eLearning, or eBooks
  9. Must meet or exceed the minimum number of providers trained (in the disciplines applied for) during the previous fiscal year, as noted here – BLS: 3000, ACLS: 600, PALS:450
  10. Must successfully complete the course monitoring for the applied discipline
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