Welcome to the AHA Instructor Community!

We hope that you will find the members of our online community to be a valuable resource as we work together toward training more people in the lifesaving skills of CPR, first aid, and emergency cardiovascular care. We are grateful of our network of dedicated Instructors for educating healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to cardiac arrest and first aid emergencies.

You can connect with other active AHA Instructors on the Community. It is meant to be a fun and engaging resource where members are encouraged to ask questions and share ideas about their experiences as an AHA Instructor. We do, however, operate by a set of Community Guidelines. These guidelines are designed to ensure the experience in the Instructor Community is an enjoyable, beneficial, and productive one for all our users. They boil down to common sense, basic courtesy, respect, and not using the site for spamming.

  1. Keep your account information secure
    You are ultimately responsible for the activity connected to your account and password. Therefore, keep the account and password you have created to use our website and online community secure, and do not share it with anyone.
  2. One account per member
    All members are to have only one username that they use in this online community and are to post under that name exclusively.
  3. Be respectful
    We expect our users to act in a way that is respectful, patient, and accommodating of other users, especially when disagreements arise. Please keep this in mind as you post on the message boards and in the rest of the community.

    Please do not post anything that is abusive, illegal, or disruptive. We may remove your post if it:
    (a.) is off topic, 
    (b.) violates another’s copyright or intellectual property, 
    (c.) is fraudulent, deceptive or misleading, 
    (d.) contains libelous profane, defamatory, disparaging, hateful, harassing, threatening, or obscene content,
    (e.) condones or promotes illegal activity or activity that goes against the AHA’s Program Administration Manual or other policies,
    (f.) is otherwise sexual or offensive graphically or in tone (g.) contains spam or is intended to cause technical disruptions to this page,
    (h.) violates any local, state, federal, and/or international laws or regulations.

    The community moderator reserves the right to edit or remove postings and to lock threads that violate this standard, as well as remove any members who repeatedly demonstrate disrespect. Anyone repeatedly posting material that falls into the above categories will be removed and/or banned from participating in this community. We will take action against such behavior as we deem necessary.
  4. Not responsible or liable for outside links
    There may be links posted within the community by users to other online domains, outside of our own web assets. In using this online community, you acknowledge that the American Heart Association has no control over such sites and resources, does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any materials, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
  5. Have a good time!
    We’re glad you’re here! It’s our hope that you will be empowered and encouraged through learning and connecting with others in the Community. Get to know others here and build your network with other members of the Training Network. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or give honest advice—even laugh or joke sometimes!
  6. We're here to help
    The Community Manager works diligently to maintain this Instructor Community to ensure all questions are answered, and we seek your assistance in helping us.

    For additional help with the Instructor Community, please email ahaic@heart.org or reach out to the Community Manager.