Currently Scheduled Instructor Certification Training:
Mayer, AZ October 6-8, 2017
Milwaukee, WI November 2-5, 2017
USA Instructor Trainers are located in AZ, FL, HI, MI, TX, WI
All ASM Certified Instructors must be motorcyclists. Medical training is not required, however, a Lead instructor must be present at each class.
Lead ASM instructors must have EMT equivalent or higher in medical training and be a motorcyclist.
- 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 call 262-706-3278
Email is necessary as it is our primary communication tool. Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point are all integral parts of our program so a working knowledge of each is necessary. Instructors complete 30 hours of training which prepares them to teach all 5 classes offered by ASM licensed instructors. Instructor training courses are held a few times a year by one of our 5 instructor trainers in the USA or an instructor training session can be scheduled by groups or organizations with 8 or more instructor candidates.
To become an ASM Certified Instructor:
- Sign up for an instructor Training session - your confirmation letter will receive more information including recommendations for travel.
2. Submit an ASMInstructorApplication-fillable PDF - Fill out form, save to your computer and attach to an email with the required documentation. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Once your Application and documentation are received you will receive a personal contact from the ASM office & your instructor trainer. You must attend a training session to be certified as an instructor.
FAQs for those who are interested in becoming an instructor
How long has the program been in existence?
ASM was established in 1996 in order accept 402 funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. ASM founder Vicki Sanfelipo, RN had developed a program to teach her friends how to respond if she went down. As a nurse who rode a motorcycle she had always been uncomfortable that people thought she knew what to do. After two years of searching for answers and going through EMT training she finally felt prepared to share her knowledge with fellow motorcyclists. The WI DOT offered to help with travel expenses if she would teach the program she had put together for her friends in 5 cities in the state of Wisconsin. The program was enthusiastically welcomed with 375 students being trained in only 5 sessions. Since then, 25,000 people have been trained and ASM now has over 140 instructors in 30 states. ASM’s goal is to be in every state someday and be accepted like CPR and First aid care training.
How long are instructor-training classes, where are instructor training classes held and how much do they cost?
Instructor training classes are set by instructor trainers and are available in areas of the USA 3-5 times/year. Classes are three 9-5:00 pm days. The 4th day is 8-1:00 pm to allow time for instructors to travel home. Classes are typically taught Friday – Monday. The cost is $350.00 and contains all course materials and instructor set up, shirt, PowerPoint and more.
Which classes can I teach once I complete Training?
100 series–A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist (Basic) 7.0 hours, 6.0 CEs
200 series–Basic Bystander Assistance Refresher 3.0 hours (no CEs)
300 series–Advanced Bystander Assistance (100 series required) 6.5 hours, 6.0 CEs
400 series–Anatomy of a Motorcycle Crash (Pro Rescuer class) 3.0 hours 3.0 CEs
500 series–Advanced Refresher 3-4 hours (no CEs)
Do you have yearly instructor re-certifications or additional trainings?
We communicate changes in EMS protocols and changes that affect our teaching as those changes take place by Facebook, E-Mail and occasionally conference calls. Yearly renewals consist of a $35.00 fee, a signed yearly instructor contract and evaluation of classes taught. While an instructor can remain available to teach without teaching a class for a year, we recommend you teach at least two classes a year to remain active.
What is the cost of a class per student and what type of compensation do instructors make?
Our recommended Fee for 100 & 300 series classes is $75.00. Instructors pay $15.00/student of that fee to ASM to purchase student packets. A student packet has the workbook, evaluation, ASM patch & Certificate with CEUs. 200/400/500 series do not require student materials, just a $2.00 certificate purchased from ASM. Instructors are independent. They 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 American Heart Association (AHA) works with CPR instructors. ASM is to Motorcycle Trauma, what AHA is to heart attacks.
Is ASM accredited and are Continuing Education Credits Available?
ASM courses are accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Continuing Education (CEs) are provided free of charge to all students. ASM instructors are required to provide evaluations and rosters of all ASM classes.
What is a typical class size for one instructor?
15 students per instructor
Once a person becomes a Certified ASM Instructor, can they I train other instructors?
No, this is not automatic. ASM currently has instructor trainers in SC, MI, WI, TX & AZ in the United States. 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, be a good example and role model.
Can I train my own assistants?
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.
What licensure do you need to maintain to remain instructor qualified?
ASMI Lead instructors must be EMT or higher and maintain state licensure. The only exception to that rule is in the event an instructor retires. As long as that instructor stays active in teaching ASMI classes 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.
How many CE's do you get for taking the instructor course?
None for instructor course but 6.0 for “A Crash Course for the Motorcyclist” and 6.0 for “Advanced Bystander Assistance” that is taught as part of training.
Are they good to apply towards the EMT CE's?
They are good in most states. Exceptions we are aware of are: PA, IA, FL. We have applied for EMS CEs through a special process in NJ. If uncertain, it is always best to contact the state EMS office to ask if they accept ANCC Continuing education. Most states will tell you that as long as the topic is pertinent to EMS they will accept the CEs.
How is ASM supported?
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.
How can I contact ASM/AKA Road Guardians?
Call 262-706-3278 or write email@example.com. 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.