AHLS is offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT), and was developed by the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC), a Center of Excellence at The University of Arizona College of Medicine.
Each live course involves a board-certified toxicologist and physician and is taught by AHLS verified Instructors. The AHLS program also trains medical personnel to become AHLS Instructors who bring the course to their region.
The Provider and Instructor courses conclude with verification exams, and provide a four-year verification status with an 80% or higher score on the exam. After the 4 year verification, a participant can then take an online re-verification exam ($55 for just the exam or $130 for exam and Provider Manual) within six months of expiration, one time, for another four year verification and then must attend another live course. If re-verification is not done online within 6 months after.
The AHLS Course is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) . All physicians who take this course can claim this course for CME Credits. See AHLS Website for more detail - Click Here
CME Credit details: 30.75 hrs (8hrs study + 16.5 course time + 6.5hrs for the instructor course
Pharmacy and EMS hours: Please refer to AHLS Website -
Medical professionals, including:
Paramedics (EMT-P, EMT-I)
Course presentations are designed for EMS and other health professionals. Non-medical personnel are eligible to attend the Provider course. However, non-medical personnel and EMT-Basics will not be verified in the course, but will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education credits provided solely by AHLS.
EMT-Intermediate's and Respiratory Therapists can become verified Providers. They can also be considered to become instructors on a case-by-case basis. Approval to take the Instructor Course will be decided by the Administrative Policy Committee upon review of the candidate's credentials.
* Please note: Medical Personnel (excluding EMT-B and EMT-I's, and Respiratory Therapists) may become AHLS Instructors. However, AHLS requires a team of instructors for the Provider Course, including a board-certified toxicologist and a medical doctor (if toxicologist is not an MD) who is a current AHLS instructor. An AHLS Instructor may be from any health profession including paramedic (EMT-P only), nurse, physician assistant, physician and pharmacist.
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