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Advanced Life Support Instructor

BLS 802




Instructor Candidates/Instructor Training


Healthcare Providers and Professional Rescuers


Advanced Life Support Instructor

Delivery Option(s)

Web based/Classroom (Blended Learning)


Successful/Unsuccessful, Graded by Letter


The purpose of the American Red Cross Advanced Life Support Instructor course is to train

instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Advanced Life Support course.


Advanced Life Support Instructor candidates must possess a current basic-level certification in Advanced Life Support or equivalent.

Learning Objectives

• Exhibit the characteristics required of an American Red Cross representative and role model. • Follow the directives and procedures related to the conduct and administration of American Red Cross courses, including the Instructor Agreement and Instructor Code of Conduct. 

• Conduct courses in a manner that helps participants to stay engaged in the learning process and meet course objectives.

• Perform applicable basic life support (BLS) skills to the standard at instructor-level skill proficiency. • Provide effective and appropriate advanced life support (ALS) care to address a cardiovascular, cerebrovascular or respiratory emergency to the standard at instructor-level skill proficiency. • Plan for and ensure participants' health and safety during training. 

• Maintain complete and accurate records and reports. 

• Plan, organize and conduct the Advanced Life Support course in accordance with Red Cross policies and procedures and the requirements of the specific class they will be teaching. 

• Monitor participants’ practice, evaluate performance and provide corrective feedback and encouragement that is consistent with the skill assessment tools (i.e., skill practice sheets, skill competency checklists and team response scenarios). 

• Recognize that the requirements in the skill assessment tools are criteria for ascertaining the proficiency of a participant's performance.

• Effectively use program materials and training equipment. 

• Explain procedures for acknowledging course completion and accessing American Red Cross digital certificates. 

• Deliver quality, consistent and standardized content by following the Advanced Life Support instructor manual(s) and other program materials.

Other Course Details

  • Participants who successfully complete the ALS instructor course will be issued an Advanced Life Support Instructor certification that is valid for two years.

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