Advances in Labour and Risk Management

Instructor Courses

The ALARM program would not be possible without the efforts of specialists, physicians, nurses and midwives trained to teach this course to their peers.  In order to maintain the quality of this highly recognized program, the ALARM Committee has identified specific requirements for instructors throughout Canada.

In order to be eligible to take the instructor course, you must:

  • Have participated in an ALARM course in the past 4 years
  • Be currently registered as an MD (Family Physician or OB/GYN), Registered Nurse or Registered Midwife
  • Be actively providing intrapartum obstetrical care

If you meet the above requirements and wish to participate in the ALARM instructor course, please submit an application, (see link below). Please note, a letter of recommendation from your employer, department head or a current ALARM Course Director is required.

If you are selected, you will be sent a registration link for the course. At this point, you will be able to pay your registration fees ($650 plus applicable taxes for OBGYN and FP doctors; $500 plus applicable taxes for registered nurses and registered midwives) and receive access to the course materials.

Your participation at the ALARM instructor course is no guarantee that you will become a qualified ALARM Instructor. 

To become a qualified ALARM instructor, you must:

  • Complete the instructor course
  • Teach a course
  • Receive a favourable evaluation from the Course Director

Please note you will be required to teach once every three years to maintain your status as an active instructor following a successful completion of the evaluation process. If you fail to do so, you will have to take another ALARM course or instructor course to maintain your active instructor status.

Space is limited to 24 participants per course.


Upcoming Instructor courses:

Lake Louise, AB – offered in English only
Tuesday March 19th, 2019

Deadline to submit has passed.
Applications will be reviewed after the deadline and selected applicants will be contacted in October with a registration link.