• Certifications and Licenses
  • ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support

    • $175-$375
    • Renews every 4 years

    COURSE FORMAT

    Online
    In Person

    About

    The Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) certification provides Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Physicians Assistants, and first responders with advanced training to manage burn patients within the first 24 hours after injury. 

    Course Format

    The ABLS course is 7 hours long, providing live, hands-on experience for clinicians.The course contains lectures, group discussions, and case studies.Participants will also work with a simulated burn experience during the training course.

    The course objectives for ABLS include:

    1. Prepare clinicians to manage airway

    2. Evaluate the severity of burn injury

    3. Provide fluid support

    4. Triage if a patient must be transferred to a burn center

    5. Provide physiologic monitor of victim

    6. Assist with disaster management

    Costs

    ABLS Now Individual Course

    Physicians: $300 (member), $300 (nonmember)

    Non-Physicians: $175 (member), $175 (nonmember)

    ABLS Live Provider Course

    Physicians: $375 (member), $375 (nonmember)

    Non-Physicians: $250 (member), $250 (nonmember)

    Fees include course materials.

    In Person

    The ABLS course is offered in-person in various regions across the country. Applicants can review the ABLS website and register for a course in their area. Once applicants have registered, they will receive an ABLS provider manual 2 weeks before the class.

    The exam consists of practical application as well as a written examination.

    Certification

    Renewal of ABLS Provider certification

    Renewal of ABLS provider credentials occurs over 4 years. Clinicians can renew by taking the ABLS Provider Live or online ABLS Now course. The ABLS Now course is an online, self-paced program.  Candidates for renewal must register before accessing the Ameriburn eLearn courses. 

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    Frequently asked questions

    Will I receive a certificate after I complete the ABLS program?

    Once participants complete the ABLS course, they are emailed an evaluation link. Once the evaluation is complete, an electronic certification will be available. 

    Can I become an ABLS instructor?

    Yes, clinicians who are current American Burn Association (ABA) members are eligible to beABLS instructors. Additional criteria include teaching 2 ABLS courses within a 4 year timeframe & taking the ABLS assessment every 4 years.

    Will I earn continuing education hours if I complete the ABLS course?

    Yes, both the ABLS provider course and the ABLS Now online course are eligible for continuing education hours. The ABLS Now course provides 5.0 continuing education credit hours. The Live ABLS Provider course offers 7.0 continuing education hours.