ATLS® Instructor Course

Program Overview

Our highly experienced faculty have been instructing and training instructors for over 20 years and we attract a diverse array of instructor candidates from around the state and country. Our faculty tailor the learning experience to the needs of the students so that our ATLS® Instructor Course provides a better learning experience.

The ATLS® Instructor Course candidates are selected from Student Course participants on the basis of outstanding performance. Such students will be identified by their course directors and notified of their Instructor potential status. They are then eligible to apply for the Instructor Course.

Prerequisites for ATLS® Instructor Course applicants are:
Applicants with Instructor potential status must participate in an Instructor course within three years of completing the Student Refresher Course.
The applicant must demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm for the content and further promulgation of the ATLS® program.
The applicant must agree to participate actively as a team member of the faculty, assisting with courses at the local and state/provincial level.

Out-of-state applicants may be required to have prior written approval from their respective State/Provincial Chair to take the ATLS® Instructor Course. This approval must be sent to the U of M Course Director at least six weeks prior to the course date. Failure to submit this approval may disqualify a candidate from taking the ATLS®Instructor Course.

Only 6 participants can be accepted for the Instructor Course. This course is scheduled for one full day, from 7AM to 4PM.


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for up to 8 Category 1 credits (1 hour = 1 credit).

  • 1-day Instructor course – 8 credits

Contact Us

Dave O’Lone

ATLS Coordinator