American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program
Instructor Monitor Tool
Instructor Monitor Tool Revised: January 2020
Instructions: Training Center Faculty (TCF) should use this form to assess the competencies of
instructor candidates and renewing instructors. For each competency, there are several indicators or
behaviors that the instructor may exhibit to demonstrate competency.
To be used in conjunction with the Instructor/TCF Renewal Checklist.
Role of the TCF Observer:
The role of the TCF observer for this monitoring is to observe only. Debriefing or correcting the
instructor during the course should be avoided. If critical components are not being completed, contact
the TC Coordinator or Course Director outside the classroom setting immediately.
Evaluating the Critical Actions:
The following questions are critical actions required for a successful course. Each item is written to
maximize the objectivity and minimize the subjectivity of the evaluator. For each item, mark one of the
Yes for items present or completed if there are no required changes for improvement.
There may be recommendations for improvement and comments but no required
Yes with req. (Yes with requirements) for items that were completed but changes are required
for full compliance. Fill in the comment box with the required change and rationale.
No if the required action was not done or was done incorrectly.
Not Observed for items the observer did not witness during monitoring.
General information for the individual and course being observed.
Instructor or instructor candidate name:
Instructor ID #: Instructor card expiration date:
Course reviewed: Heartsaver
BLS ACLS ACLS EP PALS PEARS
Purpose of review: Initial application Instructor renewal Remediation
Instructor competencies and indicators. Observed by TCF in a class setting.
Course Delivery: Presents AHA course content as intended by using AHA course curricula and
2.1 Delivers all core content consistent with AHA published guidelines, Instructor Manual, Lesson
Plans, and agenda
Yes Yes with req. No Not observed