Host A Course

Over 18,000 Trained

With more than 18,000 healthcare professionals trained, AHLS is the standard hazmat training program for medical emergency responders.

Who can be an AHLS course host?

AHLS can be offered in any city around the world. Any currently verified AHLS Instructor (over 1,200, worldwide) is able to apply and host a course. If you do not have an AHLS Instructor in your community, you can:

  • Become an Instructor by taking the Provider/Instructor course offered in another community. Click here for a list of upcoming courses.
  • Call AHLS Headquarters at (520) 626-2305 or contact your AHLS Regional Director to obtain a list of AHLS Instructors who can assist you in offering the course.
What are the course requirements?

Each AHLS PROVIDER course requires the following:

  • A Board-Certified Toxicologist. In the United States, he or she must be certified through the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT) or the American Board of Medical Toxicology (ABMT) or the Medical Toxicology Sub-Board of the American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, or Preventive Medicine and hold current AHLS Instructor status.
  • A Medical Director.  A physician with AHLS Instructor status. (One person can serve as the Medical Director and the Toxicologist.) Medical Directors and Toxicologists are required for the AHLS Provider Course because of the complexity of medical information.
  • AHLS Verified Instructors: 1 Instructor for every 25 students, with a minimum of 2 Instructors per class.
  • The Course Director must be a healthcare professional with current AHLS Intructor status. They oversee the planning and details involved in AHLS courses. They  plan the dates and location of the course, are responsible for the advertising of the course, and communicate with instructors and participants. Course Directors serve as the liaison with the AHLS International Headquarters for all aspects of the course.

The AHLS for Chemical Burns, AHLS for Toxic Terrorism, AHLS for Radiological Incidents and Terrorism, and AHLS Instructor courses do not require a board-certified toxicologist or medical director.

AHLS Headquarters can provide you with lists of available verified instructors, Medical Directors and Board-Certified Toxicologists who can assist you in hosting a course in your area. Each instructor for AHLS will negotiate their own fees (see “How much does AHLS cost?” below).

How long does it take to plan a course?

We recommend that courses should be planned at least 6 months in advance. This time frame allows for marketing your course to the community, taking registrations, planning course logistics, ordering books, etc. However, courses can be hosted in a shorter time frame.

Please call the AHLS Headquarters (520) 626-2305 if you need to host a course sooner than 6 months.

How much does AHLS cost?

AHLS course hosts develop their own budget when submitting their application. Below, the fee charts show the cost per participant paid to AHLS International Headquarters.

Discounts are available for host sites, having over 40 or 80 people trained in a fiscal year of July 1 – June 30.

The fee charts, below, include a recommended participant fee.  Your fee should include the AHLS Headquarters charge, plus any additional amount that you need to cover for room rental, food, instructor fees, etc.  Fees may vary from course to course.

Can I use Federal or State grants with AHLS?

YES!

AHLS Provider and AHLS for Toxic Terrorism Courses are approved by the Office of Grants and Training (formerly Office of Domestic Preparedness).  Organizations may use state and federal preparedness grants to offer AHLS courses at free or reduced rates to participants in their states.  Grant application procedures vary per state and we recommend you contact your state’s Homeland Security Director for specific information prior to making any financial commitments.

AHLS Provider Course
Course number ME-001-RESP

AHLS Toxic Terrorism Course
Course number AZ-002-RESP

Other grant opportunities may be available for specific regions/state or through other programs.  The AHLS staff is happy to provide you with information and data regarding AHLS for your grant application.  Contact Us!

Some other websites with grant opportunities:

http://www.grants.gov

How do I apply to host a course?

In order to start the online application process, the course logistics need to be prearranged. This includes instructor selection, room reservations, and confirmed dates. There is a $25 application fee.

After AHLS Headquarters receives and reviews your online application, it will need to be approved by your area’s Regional Director.  You will receive a response within two weeks.  Once the application is approved, the course director and designated course administrators will receive access to secure information on the website where step-by-step instructions and necessary documents are available.

How do people find out about my course?

AHLS offers assistance in marketing your course.  Once your course is approved, please let us know if would like an email ad designed. AHLS can send it out to past participants in your area, as well as, those who have elected to join our email list.  AHLS will list is under upcoming courses on the website.

Train healthcare professionals with state-of-the-art medical skills to respond effectively to hazmat incidents in your community!

Fees

Within the United States

Course Fee to Host a Course Recommended Fee for Each Participant
Provider Course
(2 days)
$305 $498
Provider/ Instructor Course
(2.5 days)
$330 $605
Instructor Course
(1/2 day)
$168 $222
Toxic Terrorism
(1/2 day)
$100
$127 (Physician)
$158 (non-Physician)
$188 (Physician)
Chemical Burns
(1/2 day)
$100
$127 (Physician)
$158 (non-Physician)
$188 (Physician)
Radiological Incidents
(1/2 day)
$100
$127 (Physician)
$158 (non-Physician)
$188 (Physician)
Tox-Medics
(1/2 day)
$100
$127 (Physician)
$158 (non-Physician)
$188 (Physician)

**International courses do not pay for CE, and thus the price is reduced.

International

Course Fee to Host a Course Recommended Fee for Each Participant
Provider Course
(2 days)
$210 $405
Provider/ Instructor Course
(2.5 days)
$226 $510
Instructor Course
(1/2 day)
$137 $198
Toxic Terrorism
(1/2 day)
$90
$100 (Physician)
$148 (non-Physician)
$178 (Physician)
Chemical Burns
(1/2 day)
$90
$100 (Physician)
$148 (non-Physician)
$178 (Physician)
Radiological Incidents
(1/2 day)
$90
$100 (Physician)
$148 (non-Physician)
$178 (Physician)
Tox-Medics
(1/2 day)
$100
$127 (Physician)
$158 (non-Physician)
$188 (Physician)

Discounts

Discounts of 5% and 10% are available to any course location/course director with over 40 and over 80 people in their courses in a calendar year. For instance, a course hosted in a city may have 25 people in one class, then offers it again in the same calendar year and has another 25 people. That site will receive a 5% discount on the 41st – 50th participant fees. See below for prices.

Within the United States

Discounts Provider Provider/ Instructor Instructor Toxic Terrorism/CBRI
5% – 41-79 people in a calendar year $290 $314 $160 $95 (non Physician)
$121 (Physician)
10% – 80+ people in a calendar year $275 $297 $151 $90 (non Physician)
$114 (Physician)

International

Discounts Provider Provider/ Instructor Instructor Toxic Terrorism/CBRI
5% – 41-79 people in a calendar year $200 $215 $130 $86 (non Physician)
$95 (Physician)
10% – 80+ people in a calendar year $189 $203 $123 $81 (non Physician)
$90 (Physician)