Road Guardian Frequently Asked Questions
1. I can't find a class in my area. Are there any classes being planned?
It's hard for us to know at the national office if a class is being planned until an instructor registers the class with us. You can click on Find an Instructor and look on the map to find an instructor nearby or click on the state you wish to find an instructor in. Or click here to see the class schedule.
2. I would like to find out how to host a class for my group. How do I find out how to do that and what the costs are?
Click here for an information sheet on how to host a class. If there is an instructor near you, you can work with that instructor on a date and fees to be charged. If there is not an instructor, ASM will work with you to set up a class. The cost is $1500.00 which covers all instructor, travel and class materials expenses.
3. Can someone come to speak to our group or organization about ASM?
4. How long is the training good for?
ASM Basic and Advanced Training is good for 2 years. There is a 6 month grace period.
5. How can I refresh if there are no classes in my area?
There is online training available through the website, click here for more information.
6. What happens if my training is expired?
If you are Basic trained only you must take the Basic class again in order to become certified. If you are Advanced trained you can take the Basic class online and then take the Advanced class to fully reinstate.
7. What is Road Guardians?
Road Guardians is a membership program that supports ASM and our mission to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists. For more information about the program and how you can help, click here.
8. I have CPR and First Aid training, what will I learn in an ASM class?
ASM training is taught at a higher level than basic first aid and CPR. Many specifics of motorcycle trauma like jaw thrust rescue breathing, helmet removal, traffic control and moving the injured are not taught in First Aid and CPR. It is critically important to understand the difference between Trauma and Medical conditions.
9. If I am an EMT or higher in medical training do I need to take the Basic class or can I just skip to advanced?
Many people see the word basic and think "elemental", however, the ASM program is far from elemental! It's more like Military Basic Training. For that reason Basic can not be skipped as it contains the most important information.
10. Am I qualified to become certified as an ASM instructor?
We have two levels of instructors. Level One instructors need to be EMT or higher in medical training and be a motorcyclist. Retired medical professionals will be considered depending on years of service and experience. Level Two instructors do not need to have the medical background that a Lead instructor has and is not restricted in any way other than one restriction: A Level Two instructor can not teach a class alone. A Level One instructor must be present at all of the ASM certification classes.
11. I'm interested in proceeding with instructor training, now what?
Instructor training is held several times a year. We have instructor trainers located in: Massachusetts, North Carolina, Michigan, Wisconsin, Colorado and Hawaii. We continue to add instructor trainers. Any trainer can come to your area or teach in theirs. Several instructor Training sessions are held each year, mainly February-April and October-November. The training session is 4 days long and costs $250.00. Instructor materials included. To get on a list to be notified of upcoming training sessions contact us online.