Host A Course

Nearly 20,000 Trained

With nearly 20,000 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:

What are the faculty requirements for AHLS Provider or Provider/Instructor?

To meet the faculty requirements for AHLS Provider or Provider/Instructor, the following roles/positions must be satisfied:

  • Course Director: Must be a healthcare professional with current AHLS Instructor 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. The Course Director or their designated Administrators serve as the liaison with the AHLS International Headquarters for all aspects of the course.
  • Board-Certified Toxicologist: In the United States, they 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. For international courses, please contact AHLS International Headquarters to seek approval for board-certified equivalency for your respective country.
  • Medical Director: A physician with AHLS Instructor status. (One person can serve as the Medical Director and the Toxicologist.)
  • AHLS Verified Instructors: One Instructor for every 25 students, with a minimum of 2 Instructors per class.
What are the faculty requirements for AHLS for Radiological Incidents & Terrorism?

AHLS for Radiological Incidents & Terrorism does not require a board-certified toxicologist or medical director. For a list of approved AHLS for Radiological Incidents & Terrorism instructors, please contact AHLS International Headquarters.

What are the faculty requirements for AHLS for Chemical Burns & Toxic Products of Combustion and AHLS for Toxic Terrorism?

Neither course requires a board-certified toxicologist or medical director. Any currently verified AHLS Instructor may teach either course. Please contact AHLS International Headquarters for a list of AHLS Instructors.

How much does AHLS cost?

AHLS course hosts develop their own budget when submitting their application. The fee tables below 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 calendar year.

The fee tables include a recommended per participant fee. When budgeting, please take into account AHLS International Headquarters fees, room rental, AV fees, catering, instructor fees, travel, 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.

  • Read more about the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), FEMA
    https://www.fema.gov/homeland-security-grant-program
  • For questions, contact FEMA at:
    ask-gmd@dhs.gov
  • View the AHLS Listings in the FEMA State-Sponsored Course Catalog:
  • AHLS for Toxic Terrorism pg. 194 (Adobe PDF)
    AHLS Provider pg. 274 (Adobe PDF)

    The following course numbers can be found in the catalogs linked above, listed here for quick reference:

    AHLS Provider Course
    Course number ME-001-RESP
    AHLS Toxic Terrorism Course
    Course number AZ-002-RESP

    Homeland Security also offers the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Program. The UASI offers financial assistance to those listed as a high-density urban area, seeking to “prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.”

    To check for eligibility and apply for grant-writing assistance, please visit:
    www.homelandsecuritygrants.info

    Other grant opportunities may be available for specific regions/state or through other programs. AHLS International Headquarters 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

    https://www.phe.gov/hpp

    How do I apply to host a course?

    Apply online, a minimum of 6 months before the proposed course date, after determining the following:

    • Course Location
    • Course Dates
    • Verified AHLS Instructors
    • Proposed Budget
    • Course Prices

    Access the online application at the Host A Course page and click the “APPLY NOW” button. There is a $25 application fee.

    I have submitted a course application, now what?

    All course applications are reviewed by AHLS International Headquarters and the respective AHLS Regional Director. AHLS will contact the applicant if there are any questions or clarifications needed prior to approval. The approval process generally takes approximately two weeks.

    How do I promote my course?

    AHLS International Headquarters will assist in marketing a course by generating advertisement flyers for local distribution and through social media channels. Courses can also be listed on www.ahls.org. All marketing services are available upon request. It is imperative to advertise and promote your course early to maximize course participation.

    Still have questions?

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    Fees

    Within the United States

    Course Fee to Host a Course Recommended Fee for Each Participant
    Provider Course
    (2 days)
    $320 $525
    Provider/ Instructor Course
    (2.5 days)
    $350 $635
    Instructor Course
    (1/2 day)
    $175 $235
    Toxic Terorism Course
    (1/2 day)
    $125 $185
    Chemical Burns Course
    (1/2 day)
    $125 $185
    Radiological Incidents
    (1/2 day)
    $125 $185
    Tox-Medics
    (1/2 day)
    $105 $185

    **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)
    $225 $420
    Provider/ Instructor Course
    (2.5 days)
    $245 $525
    Instructor Course
    (1/2 day)
    $145 $205
    Toxic Terorism Course
    (1/2 day)
    $105 $165
    Chemical Burns Course
    (1/2 day)
    $105 $165
    Radiological Incidents
    (1/2 day)
    $105 $165
    Tox-Medics
    (1/2 day)
    $105 $165

    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 RAD/TT/CBRI
    5% – 41-79 people in a calendar year $304 $333 $166 $119
    10% – 80+ people in a calendar year $288 $315 $158 $113

    International

    Discounts Provider Provider/ Instructor Instructor RAD/TT/CBRI
    5% – 41-79 people in a calendar year $214 $233 $138 $100
    10% – 80+ people in a calendar year $203 $221 $131 $95