Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor Course

Regular price $650.00 CAD
Regular price $750.00 CAD Sale price $650.00 CAD

Course by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Course Description: Becoming an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) instructor Course by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is not only a great opportunity to pass on lifesaving knowledge but also a profound way to leave a lasting impact on the world. By combining your expertise, knowledge, and passion for educating others with the excellence of Heart & Stroke courses and materials, you can make an impact now and for years to come. 

As an ACLS instructor, you will play a crucial role in ensuring that healthcare professionals are well-equipped with the knowledge, skills, and ability to apply the ACLS concepts of the Chain of Survival to life saving situations. Your students will include multidisciplinary healthcare and emergency providers from various pre- and in-hospital settings, giving you the chance to touch the lives of many people. As a BLS instructor, you will have the flexibility to offer blended and classroom ACLS course formats, as well as Heartsaver courses, thereby expanding your reach and influence even further. By becoming an ACLS instructor, you will become a difference-maker and leave a lasting lifesaving legacy.

Intended Audience: Wondering what makes great Heart & Stroke foundation instructor candidates? Do you have a passion for teaching? Are you committed to saving lives? If you are motivated to teach, you have a track record of delivering engaging learning, you are committed to excellence so that students learn the skills and get them right, you are organized and detailed so that students get the information they need when they need it, you are a perfect candidate for this course!

Heart & Stroke foundation ACLS instructors have an incredible opportunity to not only enhance their colleagues' skills training and improve patient outcomes, but also to make a meaningful difference in their community. As an ACLS instructor, you join a community of difference-makers who are dedicated to raising awareness and equipping Canadians with the necessary knowledge and skills to respond to emergencies confidently. By sharing your expertise and passion for educating others, you have the power to create a ripple effect that could impact countless lives in the future.

As an instructor, you become more than just an educator; you become a role model who inspires and empowers others to become life-saving heroes. The satisfaction of teaching someone today, and knowing that you may have a hand in changing many people's lives in the future, is well worth it.

Course Prerequisites:
It is important that you book your course on the First Aid Plus website first. This will ensure that you will get all the materials and pre-requisites before attending the class. After registering on the First Aid Plus you will receive an email with further instructions. To do this course, you must be at least 18 years old.

How do I become an instructor?
Becoming an ACLS instructor is rewarding and challenging. To be an instructor candidate, you should exemplify integrity, demonstrate strong ethics, communicate clearly, and model a dedication to quality of training. The individual should be motivated by a commitment to lifelong learning and who possess a desire and willingness to help others apply skills and knowledge to advance their performance, confidence, and effectiveness.

Heart & Stroke instructors must meet specific qualifications and undergo an application, approval, training, and monitoring process.

When you apply, we will guide you through the process with step-by-step instructions. Here is an overview:

  • Have a current HSF provider completion card in the discipline(s) you wish to teach. (BLS Provider/ACLS Provider/PALS Provider)
  • Complete and submit your instructor application and pay your ($55) instructor application fee. (The fee is not included in the First Aid Plus course price, it goes right to Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Take Core Instructor Training ($35). (The fee is not included in First Aid Plus course price, it goes right to Heart and Stroke Foundation)
  • Register for, attend, and successfully complete the instructor course for your selected discipline. (Register through First Aid Plus website)
  • Accept the relevant instructor agreements.
  • Successfully complete monitoring on a course by a Heart & Stroke-approved experienced instructor, instructor trainer or master instructor within six months of completing the instructor course. (This can be done with First Aid Plus)
  • Pay $75 annual instructor fee (pro-rated to activation date) to activate your instructor status (The fee is not included in First Aid Plus course price, it goes right to Heart and Stroke Foundation).

Heart & Stroke’s additional instructor fees as follows:

  • Application fee = $55
  • Core instructor training = $35
  • Annual instructor fee = $75 (pro-rated to activation date)

ACLS Instructor Course Overview

Course content

Working with the student to ascertain their skill set, ability to instruct and how to conduct HSF BLS courses as per HSF Guidelines

Course duration 

8 Hours (1 day)


3-year certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor

What is Involved in Monitoring?

Following successful completion of the instructor-level course, instructor candidates are required to be evaluated on their ability to plan and deliver a course. This process is called “monitoring”. Monitoring is done under the mentorship of an existing instructor with eligible status. Instructor candidates can either choose to be monitored on-site at First Aid Plus or may arrange for one of our monitors to go to their location and monitor them teaching their staff. Monitoring fees change based on the option chosen.

Working with a monitoring instructor, candidates will be expected to:

  • Actively participate in the planning and delivery of a course in their chosen discipline
  • Actively participate in the evaluation of participants in this course
  • As an instructor candidate, you can request monitoring for any applicable course that's offering monitoring.
  • Acceptable monitoring instructors include:
    Experienced instructor (Heart & Stroke approved), Instructor trainer or Master instructor

Course Materials
Course materials are not included in the course.

If the Hearst and Stroke approves your application to participate in the course, you will be notified which materials to purchase.

It is recommended that you read the textbook in its entirety before the course to ensure successful course completion.

We provide all-inclusive ACLS Instructor courses at various locations, including in Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal, Pembroke, Arnprior, Kemptville, and Smith Falls. Our qualified trainers deliver practical training to equip you with the skills required to manage unforeseen circumstances effectively.

If you have any questions, including questions about actual ACLS course availability, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our courses address diverse topics, starting from fundamental life support to advanced techniques of resuscitation. We are dedicated to promoting effective knowledge and skill transfer to healthcare providers and those keen on enhancing their ability to save lives.

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