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Become an ALERT Centre

Last updated: 27 November 2019

Licensing and Course Delivery

The International administration of the course is managed by ALERT™ HQ. Copyright on the course is held by Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust and institutions wishing to run courses need to sign an End User Licence Agreement (EULA) in order to access the materials. EULAs are issued by ALERT™ HQ a local HUB centre that has been licensed by us to manage the course in a particular region or country.


How to become a registered ALERT™ training centre

Step 1

  • Submit an ALERT™ course enquiry form indicating under which licence criteria you would like to start.
  • Run course for your own staff in your own institution
  • Run courses internally and for others outside your institution but within an agreed region or country
  • Run train the trainer courses for your region or country

Step 2

  • On receipt of the initial enquiry form one of the ALERT™ Clinical Educators will contact you to arrange a telephone meeting to discuss all your specific requirements  

Step 3

  • Sign an End User Licence Agreement (EULA). Register your faculty members in the ALERT™ Administration system (Access via a login provided with your licence).

Step 4

  • Set up courses using the ALERT™ Administration System.

Step 5

  • Place order for manuals and request certification for completed courses using the ALERT™ Administration System.


Hub Licences for managing ALERT™ outside the UK and Ireland

HUB Licences are available for organisations wishing to administer ALERT™ training in an agreed region or country outside the United Kingdom and Ireland. HUBs are responsible for producing materials and selling them locally, issuing of EULAs within their region and for collecting payments for manuals.

HUBS pay an annual licence fee to ALERT™and a royalty for each person trained in their region. The ALERT™ HQ is the HUB for the UK and Ireland. For all other countries, details of your HUB will be provided in response to your EULA application. If you are already a EULA holder and wish to become a HUB, then please contact us.


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