AHLS Instructor Course

AHLS Instructor

AHLS Instructor Manual Cover

AHLS Instructor is a four-hour course designed to prepare AHLS Providers to host and instruct AHLS Courses in their regions. This course typically follows the two-day AHLS Provider Course.

After completing the AHLS Instructor course, participants will be able to:

  • Review AHLS policies and procedures
  • Identify the process for conducting an AHLS program
  • Recognize common adult education theories and how to apply them in teaching the AHLS curriculum
  • Define and demonstrate AHLS principles and adult education theory
  • Explain why the dos and don’ts of teaching affect student learning and interaction

Upon course completion, a new AHLS Instructor is required to have their first-time teaching experience monitored by an experienced AHLS Instructor and/or AHLS Regional Director to become a qualified AHLS Instructor. Qualified AHLS Instructors can then offer AHLS Courses in their area.

Medical professionals such as paramedics (EMT-P and AEMT), nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and pharmacists may become AHLS Instructors. The professions EMT-B and Respiratory Therapist are not eligible to become AHLS Instructors. Any requests for an exception must be approved by the AHLS Administrative Policy Committee before attending an AHLS Instructor Course. 

Please Note: The AHLS Provider Course requires a team of instructors that includes a board-certified toxicologist and a physician (if the toxicologist is not a physician) who are current AHLS Instructors.


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Continuing Education Credit*


Joint Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Arizona State University and The University of Arizona. Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ – CME – 4 credit hours per completed course

Nursing Continuing Professional Development – NCPD – 4 credit hours per completed course

Continuing Pharmacy Credit – CPE – 4 credit hours per completed course

Universal Activity Numbers (UAN) for activity 0320-23 (B):
For Course Dates: 01/01/2024- 12/31/2024
Pharmacist: JA4008217-9999-24-003-L05-P


Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 16.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Interprofessional Continuing Education – IPCE – 4 credit hours per completed course

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CAPCE (Commission on Accreditation for Pre-hospital Continuing Education) represents only that its accredited programs have met CAPCE’s standards for accreditation. These standards require sound educational offerings determined by a review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and program evaluation processes. CAPCE does not endorse or support the actual teachings, opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization. CAPCE accreditation does not represent that the content conforms to any national, state or local standard or best practice of any nature. No student shall have any cause of action against CAPCE based on the accreditation of the material.

CAPCE#: 21-AEMR-F2-0002 (Live)
CAPCE#: 21-AEMR-F5-0002 (Virtual)
CEH Type: 4 Educator


*Continuing Education Credit is available for U.S.-based courses only. For non-U.S-based courses, contact the individual course host for more details.


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