• Hold an ALSO® Instructor Course

    The ALSO Instructor Course is designed to teach current ALSO providers the skills and knowledge needed to effectively facilitate lectures and workstations at an ALSO Provider Course. Successful completion of this course, as well as evaluation and recommendation by an advisory faculty member is required to become an ALSO approved instructor.

    Participants attending an ALSO Course learn practical, standardized team-based approaches to managing emergency situations, such as postpartum hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, cord prolapse and maternal resuscitation. Although labor and delivery room emergency care is the main focus of the program, the ALSO curriculum further addresses preventive care and practice concerns, such as medical complications of pregnancy, preterm labor, labor dystocia, trauma, and helping parents cope with a birth crisis.

    Course Sponsors:

    Access ALSO Dashboard

    Manikin Rental 

    The AAFP no longer offers obstetrical manikin
    rentals for ALSO course sponsors and recommends
    purchasing manikins from these sources:

    Ambu obstetrical manikins
    Gaumard obstetrical manikins

    Please contact the AAFP Member Resource
    Center at (800) 274-2237 or aafp@aafp.org
    if further information is needed.


    Email: also@aafp.org
    (800) 274-2237, ext. 7506

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this course, attendees will be able to:

    • Discuss educational tools that can be used when giving feedback to ALSO® course participants.
    • Describe how to assist participants in dealing with questions and conflicts that can occur during the workstations.
    • Demonstrate teaching capabilities by providing hands-on role-play utilizing maternal-fetal mannequins along with timely feedback in order to adapt teaching methods to various situations.
    • Demonstrate the ability to facilitate group discussion, as well as consider ways to implement faculty and learner feedback to enhance the educational experience.

    Furthermore, upon successful completion of this activity, learners will be designated as ALSO Instructor Candidates.

    Instructor Candidates are required to:

    • Be observed by an Advisory Faculty teaching in one ALSO Provider Course within 1 year of their instructor course date.
    • Have an Instructor Candidate Evaluation completed by an Advisory Faculty member who recommends to the AAFP that the candidate become an ALSO Approved Instructor.

    Course Topics

    The ALSO Instructor course offers a robust training program with such curriculum topics as:

    ALSO Instructor Course Core Chapters

    • Adult-Based Learning
    • Giving Effective Feedback
    • Facilitating Maternal Resuscitation Workshop
    • Assessing Skills in the Workstations
    • Facilitating Group Interactive Case Discussions
    • Group Testing Demonstration

    Application Process

    Follow our simple three-step application process to hold an ALSO course.


    This document provides a comprehensive description of the process, responsibilities, and the standards which must be upheld when planning and implementing an ALSO course.


    After the application is reviewed and all course requirements have been met, a course approval email will be generated with additional information and next steps.


    After course approval, use the dashboard to view a learner list with pre-course completion status, record faculty information, upload course roster, and much more.

    *New Organizational Account form with a one-time fee to Sponsor an ALSO or BLSO Course
    Complete the form only if an AAFP CME application has never been submitted from your organization for any AAFP CME activity. If you have any questions about this AAFP Credit System requirement, please email cmecredit@aafp.org, or call (800) 274-2237.

    Course Fees

    Description Cost Frequency

    Course Materials/Registration Fee

    Includes the following components with no additional fee:

    • CME Application Fee
    • Instant Access to Downloadable Course Documents
    • Automatic Processing: Letters of Participation and Wallet Cards
    • Course Budgeting Form
    • Instructor Guides for Workstations (Maternal Resuscitation and PPH)
    • Instructor Guide for Interactive Case Discussions
    • Instructor Guide for Group Testing Scenarios
    • Course Roster/Sign-In Sheet
    • Course Evaluation Template
    • Adult Learning and Giving Effective Feedback Slides for Presentation
    • Helpful Instructional Videos
    • Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure Form
    $130 One per course
    Online Learner Access Fee
    Includes access to downloadable ALSO Instructor Manual

    $150 Cost per learner
    ALSO Instructor Manual, Printed Version $49.95 Optional cost per instructor
    ALSO Mnemonic Reference Cards (recommended) $19.95 Optional cost per learner

    *Fee schedule reflects content costs and excludes shipping costs for printed materials. Course sponsors must meet all requirements outlined in the Course Guidelines document, which may incur additional costs. All prices are subject to change at the discretion of the AAFP.

    Payment Options

    The course sponsor is responsible for placing the Online Product Order for optional products and paying at that time with a card. 

    Please note that the sponsor will receive an invoice for the Online Course access/per learner and the Course Materials/Registration fee, after the completion of their Live Course.