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Become an Intermediate Course Instructor

To become an approved Intermediate Course Instructor, you must:

  • Successfully complete the Intermediate Instructor Course.
  •  Present your first Intermediate Course as a teach back experience evaluated by an Instructor Trainer or Intermediate Course Designated Instructor. 


Become an Advanced Instructor

Some Intermediate Course Instructors may choose to become Advanced Course Instructors. Requirements for consideration for progression to this level include having taught a minimum of four Intermediate Courses with feedback scores 4 and above on all elements; ongoing AWHONN membership and completion of an application for Advanced Instructor level.

Instructor Candidates & Evaluations

Participants who successfully complete the Intermediate Instructor Course are considered "Instructor Candidates" until having successfully completed a teach back Intermediate Course evaluated by an Instructor Trainer or Intermediate Course Designated Instructor. 

A Designated Instructor is one who has taught at least 4 courses, maintains a 4.0 overall average on course evaluations and has been approved by AWHONN headquarters.


Maintain Instructor Status

Minimum requirements to maintain instructor status include:

  • Maintain AWHONN membership.
  •  Teach a minimum of 2 courses over 2 years.
  • Maintain a score of 4.0 or above on a 5.0 scale, calculated from participant evaluations, in each course. This excludes the teach back course.
  • Teach in accordance with the policies and procedures governing the Intermediate Course, as described in the "Instructor Guide" and the Beat Goes On newsletter. Instructors are responsible for presentation quality.
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