APLS Course Budget


As part of the decision to conduct an APLS Course and establish the registration fee, the Course Director will likely want to first create a budget to fully understand and anticipate the expenses involved in implementing the course. Listed below are suggested items for inclusion in this budget.


Promotional Expenses

  • Marketing development, design, printing, and mailing
  • Cost of advertisements or other promotional activities


Course Director and Faculty Expenses

  • Course Director and Faculty transportation, lodging, meals, and honorarium (if appropriate). (Note: Recommended student:Faculty ratio for Small Group Discussions and Skill Stations is 6:1.)
  • Equipment Manager honorarium (if appropriate)
  • Support Staff honorarium (if appropriate)
  • Transportation, lodging, and meals
  • Planning Committee Expenses (if appropriate)
  • Transportation, lodging, and meals


Equipment Purchase and/or Rental Expenses

  • Disposable supplies for Skill Stations
  • Equipment purchase and rental for Skill Stations
  • Audiovisual equipment


Facility Expenses

  • Rental fee for general session and breakout rooms
  • Meeting coordinator charges
  • Charges for meals and refreshment breaks


Course Supply Expenses

  • One copy of APLS: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Resource, Fifth Edition for each Faculty member and student
  • At least one copy of the APLS Instructor's ToolKit CD-ROM
  • Folders for course materials
  • Name badges
  • Registration supplies


Copying Expenses

  • Faculty and student lists
  • Student course materials
  • Faculty course materials
  • APLS Course Completion Examinations
  • Course Evaluation forms


Postage Expenses

  • Faculty and student confirmation letters
  • Student resource manuals
  • Faculty materials
  • Miscellaneous correspondence