Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

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ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course

Approved Instructors –Complete your ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course NOW! This course completion is a new requirement in addition to the teaching requirements that must be met prior to your current expiration date. The Instructor Renewal Course may be found as the first post in the Instructor Online Community (login required). If you expire, you will need to attend another Provider and Instructor course to re-gain your Approved Instructor status. No exceptions will be made to accommodate an expired status. All Advisory Faculty must also follow the same renewal guidelines. The FREE discount code, ALSOINST, will apply through June 3, 2020, then a charge of $39.95 will apply. This course and free discount code are for Approved Instructors ONLY.

Launch Delay

We are committed to providing you with only the most high-quality, evidence-based content to train your entire maternity care team, and the current ALSO course content remains an accurate and valid resource to meet your needs. You should move forward with any plans you had for ALSO training utilizing the existing ALSO Provider Course 8th Edition and ALSO Instructor Course 8th Edition until further notice.

Status Changes

As of June 1, 2019, the following 3-year status changes were implemented:

Providers

  • If you completed a Provider Course on or after June 1, 2019, you have a 3-year status.
  • If you currently have a 2-year status, it’s been extended to a 3-year status.
  • If you currently have a 5-year status, your expiration date will not change and you will transition to a 3-year status upon completion of your next Provider Course.

Approved Instructors

If you are an Approved ALSO Instructor prior to June 1, 2019, you are in a 5-year status. Upon your expiration date, if you meet the teaching requirements of instructing at least 2 courses within 3 years and complete the ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course (see above), you will renew 3 more years. Those with Advisory Faculty status should follow the above guidelines to maintain your Approved ALSO Instructor status.

Status Reminder

To maintain your Approved ALSO Instructor status, every three years you must:

  • Teach two courses
  • Complete the ALSO Instructor Renewal Online Course

Note: Approved Instructors with five-year status, still must teach in three courses.

As of August 29, 2019.

Contacts

ALSO Department (dashboard and status inquiries)
Email also@aafp.org
1-800-274-2237, ext. 7506
(For efficiency, please do not contact individual staff.)

Member Resource Center (orders, invoice, AAFP ID assistance)
1-800-274-2237
Email aafp@aafp.org

Contacts

ALSO Department (dashboard and status inquiries)
Email also@aafp.org
1-800-274-2237, ext. 7506
(For efficiency, please do not contact individual staff.)

Member Resource Center (orders, invoice, AAFP ID assistance)
1-800-274-2237
Email aafp@aafp.org