The goal of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STOP THE BLEED® Program is to train and equip the public to control severe bleeding until the first responders arrive. The instructors are the single most important element in achieving this goal. DoD is grateful to these dedicated individuals who are empowering their communities to be able to act in a traumatic bleeding emergency.

In its effort to support the DoD STOP THE BLEED® Program, the Stop the Bleed Coalition (Coalition) is seeking qualified instructors to teach its new, DoD approved, STOP THE BLEED® course. This course combines clinical training with valuable information about available STOP THE BLEED® resources for individuals, organizations and communities.
Once approved, instructors will have access to a wide variety of training tools and resources, including the new STOP THE BLEED® course, DoD approved training certificates, community engagement tools and more. There is no cost to apply to become an instructor and the tools and resources available to instructors are free.

STOP THE BLEED® Instructor Services & Benefits

Instructor Services


Automatic Coalition Membership
Free Instructor Account
Online Quarterly Report for easy filing

Instructor Resources


• NEW STOP THE BLEED® Course materials
• Narrated STOP THE BLEED® Course
• Official DoD approved STOP THE BLEED® Training Certificates
• STOP THE BLEED® Style Guide
• Social Media Posts
• STOP THE BLEED® Instructor Badge
• Branded STOP THE BLEED® video backgrounds

Apply here and join a terrific group of people empowering their communities with STOP THE BLEED® training

Thank you for your interest in becoming a STOP THE BLEED® instructor!

The application is designed for use by individuals that want to teach the new U.S. Department of Defense approved STOP THE BLEED® course (“The Essentials of STOP THE BLEED®”, which has been developed by the Coalition). Certified instructors will enter into a sublicense agreement with the Coalition. These sublicenses are intended for individuals that wish to provide in-person bleeding control classes at minimal or no cost to the student. If a fee is charged, the fee can only be used to cover the costs incurred by the instructor in offering the course and must be approved in advance by the Coalition.

In order to be eligible to become an instructor, individuals must meet the following conditions:

  • Must be either a healthcare professional or a non-healthcare professional
  • Must have successfully completed a U.S. Department of Defense approved STOP THE BLEED® course – either the new STOP THE BLEED® course (developed by the Coalition) or the American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® course.
  • Must have reviewed the new STOP THE BLEED® Course materials (the Essentials of STOP THE BLEED® ) (See the course video below)
  • Must agree to the Instructor Sublicense Agreement (link to PDF)

Currently accepting applications for instructors only in the United States and Canada

Review the Stop the Bleed Coalition STOP THE BLEED® Course

As a registered Instructor, this Department of Defense approved course is available to you.

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