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Become an ASM Certified Instructor

Instructor Training requires an application, payment of training fee, a combination of Online and Classroom learning, and Video chats. It all starts with the application, which costs you $0.00

Instructor Qualifications:

  • All ASM Certified Instructors must be a motorcyclist. Medical training is not required; however, a Lead instructor must be present at each class, and an instructor without medical training can not teach alone.
  • Lead ASM instructors must have EMT equivalent or higher in medical training and be a motorcyclist.
  • If you do not have medical training and would like to proceed, you will need to identify a Lead instructor who you will be teaching with.
  • We recommend one instructor for every 15-20 students
  • Any exceptions to these rules are made on an individual basis by the ASM office. Please contact if you have questions.

Email is necessary as it is our primary communication tool. Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint are all integral parts of our program, so a working knowledge of each is necessary. We communicate most of our updates and share tips on Facebook on a closed page that is for instructors only.

To become an ASM Certified Instructor:

Instructor training will be accomplished with approximately 4 hours of online training, and a 90-minute zoom call set up at the convenience of your and your mentor’s schedules. Instructor candidates will then find an Instructor Trainer (IT) to take a class from. It will be the responsibility of the instructor candidate to sign up for and pay for an in-person class that they will take from an approved Instructor Trainer. You will find classes taught by Instructor trainers by looking for IT before the description of the course. All pre-work must be done before attending the ASM class. The instructor candidate will be introduced to an IT by the ASM office. The instructor candidate will arrive at their training class with proof of online course completion and their course materials in hand. They will be expected to assist with the class as a Course Assistant. They are not expected to teach the class since they cannot receive the class instruction and teach simultaneously; however, they are expected to help with classroom setup, student registrations, and hands-on skills.

New Instructors are expected to take and teach Basic classes before adding Advanced. We encourage a minimum of 3 basic classes before adding Advanced classes. An ASM instructor will need to take a class before teaching a class. For instance, they cannot add the teaching of Advanced classes until they have completed an Advanced class with an instructor trainer. We do NOT encourage new instructors to take both classes as part of their training since it becomes more difficult to separate the two classes and stay focused on teaching the most important skills in the Basic class. A Basic trained instructor can teach Basic refreshers and Professional series classes.

To download a PDF of Instructor Qualifications/Expectations: ASM Instructor Descriptions

Scroll to the bottom of the page for FAQs or Print: ASM Instructor Candidate FAQs


Submit an application (this is FREE): ASM Instructor Application – USA.

Submit an application (this is FREE): ASM Instructor Application – International

Once you submit an application with the documentation requested, we will contact you to verify that you qualify for Level One or Level Two Instructor status.


When you are ready to proceed with training, we will send you an invoice for $250.00, which includes your online/phone training, coaching, and guidance, instructor packet (shirt, rocker, books, brochures, access to all files including PowerPoint for teaching), website listing, access to instructor area of the website and discounted supplies.


Choose a class to attend that is taught by an Instructor Trainer. We may chat with you about this since this requirement ends your instructor training. Proceeding without an IT class may delay finishing your training. IT classes will be indicated by an “IT” before the class name. For instance: IT-IL 23-100-52 Indianapolis, IN.  

Note: It is often best to choose a class to attend first before beginning your training. You will need to sign up AND pay for the class you take with your Instructor Trainer. You are not limited to your geographic area and are welcome to take a 100 series class anywhere in the USA.  If you cannot find an Instructor Trainer class with a date or location that works for you, there are other options available by speaking to Vicki Sanfelipo, ASM Director.

To contact ASM/Road Guardians for more information, Click Here or call  262-706-3278


ASM Instructor Candidate FAQs

Question: I completed the ASM classes previously – do I need to take them again?

Answer: Yes, even if you took the class before, you will still need to take it again. You will experience it differently as an instructor candidate, and we need feedback from your instructor trainer. We must also ensure that you have completed the most updated course with an approved instructor trainer. If you have recently completed a class with an Instructor trainer, let’s talk!

Question: How long does it take to get trained?

Answer: This largely depends on you. You will be expected to find and sign up for a class being taught by an instructor trainer. You will need to complete approximately 4 hours of online education along with a 90-minute zoom call BEFORE your class. We recommend your training starts 4-6 weeks before your class but not sooner.

Question: Do I need a Zoom account to do the 90-minute instructor orientation?

Answer: You do not need a Zoom account, however, Zoom is free! The ASM office will set up the call and send you a link.

Question: How do I get started?

Answer: Submit an Instructor Application to ASM. ASM will accept your application as either a level ONE (Lead) or level TWO instructor. Please read the instructor descriptions. You will receive an invoice by email to pay for instructor training. The cost is $250.00 and does NOT include the cost of your class. Once your payment is received your training will begin! You will receive directions in an e-mail, giving you options for signing up for your initial call, links to online training, and access to online files.

Question: How do I sign up for my in-person class?

Answer:  You will check the schedule to sign up and pay for your class separately. 

Question: Once I complete training, does ASM send me to teach classes, or do I set up and teach my own classes?

Answer: All ASM instructors are independent. Just like teaching CPR, you will complete our training, agree to our terms, and agree to use our materials. There are times we set up classes and contract instructors to teach them, but most often, we act as a referral service and simply forward requests to you so you can work out details with the group who is requesting the class. We will give you guidance and suggestions but you will not be employed by us.

Question: What classes does ASM teach, and which classes can I teach once I complete Training?


100 series–A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist (Basic) 7.0 hours

200 series–Basic Blended Learning Basic Hands-on 3.0 hours 

300 series–Advanced Bystander Assistance (100 series required) 6.5 hours

400 series–Advanced Blended Learning

500 series–Anatomy of a Motorcycle Crash (Pro Rescuer class) 3.0 hours 

*Your initial training will qualify you to teach the 100, 200, and 500 series classes.

Question: Do you have to re-certify as an instructor or is there additional training required? 

Answer: If an Instructor has not taught a class in over a year, we ask that they refresh their knowledge of the class by either taking the course online or attending a class in person. There is no charge to take the online course since it is available to all of our Instructors via the secure Instructor area of our website. There is no charge if attending an ASM hosted class in person either, however if the in person class is ran independently by another Instructor, it will be up to them whether they would want you to pay to attend the class.

Question: Are there ever changes to the program? 

Answer: Yes, we communicate changes in EMS protocols (and any changes that would affect your teaching) as those changes take place via Facebook and E-mail. We also hold monthly instructor meetings virtually with Zoom to keep everyone connected and up to date. Understanding everyone’s schedules are different, and not everyone can attend, we record the meetings so they can be viewed at any time afterward. We summarize a list of topics that were covered and the videos are available to view at any time in our private Instructors only Facebook group or the secure Instructors area of our website. 

Question: Are there any ongoing fees to maintain Instructor status?

Yearly renewals consist of a $35.00 fee, a signed yearly instructor contract, and an evaluation of classes taught. While an instructor can remain available to teach without teaching a class for a year, our preference is you teach at least two classes a year to remain active.

Question: What is the cost of a class per student, and what type of compensation do instructors get?

Answer: Our recommended Fee for 100 & 300 series classes is $100.00. As an instructor, you will pay $20.00/student of that fee to ASM when you purchase student packets. A student packet has the workbook, evaluation, ASM patch, & Certificate. The 200/400/500 series classes do not require student materials, just a $2.50 certificate purchased from ASM. Instructors are independent. Instructors set their own terms and pricing, ASM makes many recommendations from our years of experience. The ASM office works with instructors very similar to how the American Heart Association (AHA) and Red Cross work with their instructors. ASM is to Motorcycle Trauma, what AHA is to heart attacks.

Question: What is a typical class size for one instructor? 

Answer: 15-20 students per instructor

Question: Once a person becomes a Certified ASM Instructor, can they train other instructors?

Answer: No, this is not automatic. ASM currently has instructor trainers located in several locations across the United States. You may click HERE to view Instructors on a map. An instructor can work their way into becoming an instructor trainer by teaching frequently and following the ASM process. They must also get good class evaluations, and be a good role model.

Question: Can I train my own assistants?

Answer: You may use course assistants to teach larger classes. They may not teach the curriculum, but they can assist you with watching students do hands-on skills, etc. The ASM Lead instructor will be held responsible for the course assistant.

Question: What licensure do you need to remain a qualified Instructor?

Answer: As long as that instructor stays active in teaching ASM classes and stays up on ASM communications, they may continue to keep their status as a Lead instructor. Assistant instructors do not need to be EMT or higher but may not teach without a Lead instructor present.

Question: How is ASM supported?

Answer: ASM does events and fundraising activities to fund the office, staff, and services. We have a Road Guardians Program that supports our efforts. ASM also receives donations from individuals, groups, and corporations.

Question: How can I contact ASM/Road Guardians?

Answer: Call 262-706-3278 or write We will get back to you ASAP. Reasons we can’t always answer the phone range from teaching a class to riding a motorcycle but rest assured, someone will get back to you if you leave a message. E-mail is preferred so we can more easily provide the information you are looking for.