Instructor Training Courses

American Heart Association

Red Cross


Interested in becoming an instructor with LifeTek Carlson? We work closely with the American Heart Association, the Red Cross, and EMTA to bring you the best training options for your students.

American Heart Association: The AHA Instructor Course teaches the methods needed to effectively instruct others in AHA courses. CLICK HERE to view the timeline for becoming an AHA instructor with LifeTek. The American Heart Association requires that Instructor candidates meet the following qualifications:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Have current AHA provider status in the discipline for that Instructor Course and be proficient in all the skills of that discipline. Disciplines include ACLS, BLS, PALS, PEARS and Heartsaver.
  • Successfully complete the discipline-specific online Essentials Course.
  • Turn in your pre-course paperwork outlined in your conformation email prior to the classroom portion of the course.
  • Attend the discipline-specific classroom Instructor Course.
  • Be monitored teaching your first course within six months of completing the classroom Instructor Course.

American Red Cross:  For current instructors looking to bridge to ARC CLICK HERE for more information. 

EMTA (Emergency Medical Training Associates):  Started in 1987, EMTA’s mission is to provide comprehensive, common-sense safety training to business, industry and the general public. EMTA offers a full range of workplace safety training that meets many OSHA and L&I requirements and can be customized to meet your organization’s needs. CLICK HERE for more information on teaching these courses. 

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Face Masks are now REQUIRED for all in person training. Please come prepared.
***NEW*** The 120 day extension for expiring AHA cards will NOT apply to those expiring in July.
We are here for you and your training needs during this difficult time. Our Mount Vernon and Federal Way locations are running classes as scheduled while following the CDC mandates for the safety of all participants. If you are feeling sick, stay home. To reschedule to a later date with no fees contact us at 360-416-8239.

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