Class Schedule

Classes may be canceled at any time if attendance minimums aren't met.

Rescheduling and Refund Policy:

Reschedule requests must be made at least 24 hours before the scheduled class date. Failure to reschedule will result in forfeiture of the course fee.

Refunds for a class registration will only be considered for cancellations made two weeks before the course date.

Refunds will not be provided if you reschedule a class and subsequently decide to cancel it.


This course will enable a person to teach all of The AHA BLS and HeartSaver CPR and First Aid courses.  If you are taking it to become a Heartsaver only instructor, you will only be able to teach heartsaver classes.

This course requires you to come back the following day to be monitored teaching a CPR class.

Precourse Requirements

You should prepare for the course by doing the following:

1. Instructor Candidates will be required to pick-up course materials prior to the start of course. All materials are available at IREMSC.

2. The Instructor Candidate takes the “Heartcode BLS” self-directed online course on AHA's website at Certificate must be given to the training center prior to start of the course.

3. The Instructor Candidate takes the self-directed online “Instructor Essentials” portion in his or her chosen discipline. Certificate must be given to the training center prior to start of the course. (BLS if teaching BLS or Heartsaver Courses)

4. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills at the beginning of the Instructor Course.

5. In order to be eligible to participate in this program, you must have a valid “AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider” card. You must provide a copy of your current card to the training center prior to the start of the course.

6. The Instructor Candidate takes the hands-on session conducted by training center faculty.

In conjunction with the week one MOI or similar MOI course, this course provides the knowledge necessary to qualify an individual to become a State of Alaska EMT 1, 2, 3, or AEMT instructor.  In order to qualify for this course, a person must have the following credentials or certifications.

-The student must document having three years of experience (either past certification cards or letter from their chief or medical director)
-Have transitioned their provider to the 2019 scope of practice
-Certified to practice EMS at any level, national or state.
certified at the level the appropriate level (EMT 1, 2, and 3 can teach EMT 1 or ETTs, MICP and AEMTs can teach all levels.)
-Successfully complete an EMS MOI course or its equivalent (Fire MOI 1 or 2 or you hold a bachelors in education) NAEMSE Level 1 instructor course is also accepted.
Register for online NAEMSE class at:
Please note that NAEMSE classes fill quickly so be sure to enroll in Level 1 course ASAP.
-Provide evidence of CPR instructor unless the state grants a waiver based on evidence that CPR taught as part of an EMS certification course will be taught by a valid CPR instructor credential.
If you have any questions please contact the Training Coordinator at 907-456-3978

PALS is geared towards healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. 

Precourse Requirements

You are required to do the following:

  1. Complete the online PALS Heartcode, print your certificate of completion and bring it with you to the course.
  2. Review and understand the information in your PALS Provider Manual (you will gain access to this when you register for the Heartcode class as an E-book).
  3. Ensure that your BLS skills and knowledge are current for the resuscitation scenarios. You will be tested on adult high-quality BLS skills at the beginning of the PALS Course. You must know this in advance because you will not be taught how to do CPR or use an AED.
  4. Print your scores (certificate) for the Precourse Self-Assessment and bring them with you to class. A passing score is 70% or above, and you can take the Precourse Self-Assessment as many times as needed to achieve a passing score.

This is the skills sign-off portion of the Heartcode ACLS course. 

ACLS is an advanced course that builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, and high-performance team dynamics.

Students must complete the AHA Heartcode ACLS and bring a copy of their course completion certificate to class. Students must have a current BLS provider card before registering for this course.

Please note: Our CPR classes are held in a classroom located upstairs, accessible only via stairs. Unfortunately, we do not have alternative accessibility options available. If stairs pose a challenge for you, we regretfully advise against registering for our classes at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.