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ITLS is proud to present the ITLS 8th Edition Instructor Update, a tool for ITLS instructors to update to the 8th edition ITLS provider manual.

The 8th Edition Instructor Update is comprehensive and authored by the ITLS Editorial Board to ensure all pertinent materials are covered. A 20-question quiz at the completion of the program ensures a minimum standard of learning has been met. A passing grade of 80% or higher is required; the quiz may be repeated until the passing score is achieved.

The cost is $35.00 US. Payment can be made with a credit card or with your bank account via PayPal. Access to the online program is instantaneous and can be completed in about 1 hour.

Program Requirements

The ITLS 8th Edition Instructor Update is intended for current ITLS instructors ONLY. It is not for initial instructor certification.

All current instructors are required to complete the 8th Edition Instructor Update before they are allowed to teach from the 8th edition textbook.

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In order for your instructor recertification card to be issued upon successful completion of this program, you must have also met your ITLS Chapter or Training Centre’s teaching requirements. If these requirements have not been met, a new card will not be issued.

If you have questions about whether you are eligible to renew your ITLS Instructor status by completing the 8th Edition Instructor Update, please contact your local Chapter or Training Centre for assistance before purchasing the program. Find contact information

The ITLS Board of Directors and Editorial Board have set a policy that all Chapters and Training Centres are required to use the 8th Edition Instructor Update in addition to Chapter/Training Centre-specific teaching requirements as the criteria for instructor recertification eligibility.  Chapters or Training Centres may not require any additional educational requirements for 8e instructor updates.

Here’s how the ITLS 8th Edition Instructor Update process works:

  1. Purchase and complete the ITLS 8th Edition Instructor Update online program, including achieving a score of 80% or higher on the 8th Edition Instructor Update Quiz.
  2. At the beginning of each month, all successful completions of the program during the previous month will be forwarded to the appropriate Chapter/Training Centre Coordinator.
  3. The Chapter/Training Centre Coordinator will verify that each instructor has met the Chapter/Training Centre-specific teaching requirements.
  4. If teaching requirements have been met, an 8th Edition Instructor Update instructor recertification card will be issued to the instructor by the Chapter/Training Centre. New cards may be sent by email or hard copy at the discretion of the Chapter/Training Centre.
  5. You will also be awarded 1 hour of CAPCE continuing education credit. The credit statement appears at the bottom of the ITLS certificate you receive with your card.
  6. To inquire about the status of your 8th Edition Instructor Update instructor recertification card, please contact your local Chapter/Training Centre Coordinator directly. Find contact information


Programming donated by Randy Schumacher

Program developed by the ITLS 8th Edition Instructor Update Workgroup:

Team Leader: Sabina Braithwaite, MD, MPH, FACEP, NREMT-P (Kansas)
Dale Bayliss, EMT-P (Alberta)
Tim Hillier, ACP (Saskatchewan)
David Maatman, NREMT-P/IC (Florida)
Bob Page, M.Ed, NRP, CCP, NCEE (Missouri)