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

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

    Launch of 9th Edition ALSO Courses

    We are excited to announce that the following courses launched with new content on 11/18/2020:

    • ALSO Online Provider Course – 9th Edition
    • ALSO Online Instructor Course – 9th Edition
    • ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course – 9th Edition

    The 8th edition of the courses listed above is no longer available to purchase.

    Course Materials have also been updated. Therefore, it is very important to review the new Guidelines document and use only the forms on the Course Materials webpage (provided in each course approval email) – not forms or documents you have saved from the past.

    Any Learner who completed the 8th edition of the ALSO Online Provider or Instructor Course and was unable to attend their scheduled live course will need to register for a new course and will complete the 9th Edition online course prior to attending the live course.

    Pricing Updates
    The ALSO team is committed to clinical excellence. In an effort to provide the best education and support, we have implemented a small price increase. Learn more about the pricing update.

    Exciting Changes to ALSO/BLSO Application Process

    CME Applications have been streamlined and there is a special ALSO/BLSO path with only a few fields to complete. In addition, sponsors may now access their own course via the CME dashboard to change Coordinator and Course Director, location, and option to include their course on the AAFP website, at any time after submitting the application.

    Directions to edit application: The Sponsor’s CME App submitter will visit: www.aafp.org/cmecredit; View your Dashboard; Open the course application (opens to summary page). You will find the ‘Edit’ options either to the right or at the top under ‘Activity Summary’ by selecting the ellipses ( . . . ). 

    Status Changes

    Access your Wallet Card from your AAFP Transcript/Account to see current expiration/renewal date.

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

    All who attended a Provider Course on or after 6/1/19, earned a 3-year status.
    All who were in a current 5-year status will transition to the 3-year status upon the completion of their next provider course.

    Approved Instructors
    All who obtained Approved Instructor status prior to 6/1/2019, should have a 5-year status period. Upon their current expiration/renewal date, if they meet their teaching requirements and complete the ALSO Online Instructor Renewal Course, they will renew 3 more years. Advisory Faculty status is dependent on maintenance of Approved Instructor status.