• Hold an ALSO® Provider Course

    Prepare maternity care providers to effectively manage potential obstetric emergencies. 

    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.

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

    Learning Objectives

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

    • Discuss methods of managing pregnancy and birth urgencies and emergencies, which standardizes the skills of practicing maternity care providers.
    • Demonstrate content and skill acquisition as evidenced by successful completion of course examination, skills workstations, and group testing stations.

    Course Topics

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

    ALSO Provider Core Chapters

    • Safety in Maternity Care
    • Intrapartum Fetal Surveillance
    • Preterm Labor and Prelabor Rupture of Membranes
    • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
    • Late Pregnancy Bleeding
    • Labor Dystocia
    • Malpresentations, Malpositions, and Multiple Gestation
    • Shoulder Dystocia
    • Assisted Vaginal Delivery
    • Postpartum Hemorrhage
    • Maternal Resuscitation and Trauma
    • Cardiac Complications of Pregnancy
    • Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy
    • Maternal Sepsis

    ALSO Provider Optional Chapters

    • Third- and Fourth-Degree Perineal Laceration
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound in Labor and Delivery
    • First-Trimester Pregnancy Complications
    • Cesarean Delivery
    • Birth Crisis 

    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
    • Manikin Rental Order Form
    • Course Budgeting Form
    • Instructor Guides for Workstations
    • Printable Mnemonic Posters
    • Group Testing Scenarios
    • Group Testing Instructional Video
    • Skills Workstation Checklists
    • Optional Workstation Slide Presentations
    • Course Roster/Sign-In Sheet
    • Instructor Candidate/Advisory Faculty Application
    • Course Evaluation Template
    • Helpful Instructional Videos for Course Faculty
    • Relevant Financial Relationship Disclosure Form
    $120 One per course
    Online Learner Access Fee
    Includes access to downloadable ALSO Provider Manual
    $150 Cost per learner
    ALSO Provider Manual, Printed Version $69.95 Optional 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

    *Fees reflect content costs but exclude shipping costs for printed materials. Course sponsors must meet all requirements outlined in the ALSO Provider Course Guidelines document, which may incur additional operational 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. The exception is for Manikin Rentals, which will be invoiced to the sponsor, and payment required within 30 days of receipt.

    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.