Obtaining certifications and continuing education is an important part of developing yourself professionally. There are so many opportunities to become a stronger clinician, leader or educator. The very benefit of having so many options for additional education is also the problem. It can be difficult to know what certifications to pursue, what offerings exist. The list on this page is designed to expand over time. I will do my best to add to it, but will also rely on the members of The Paramedic Project to submit suggested certifications. Keep in mind, this site is designed to be a place for paramedics all over the world. If you have a regional certification course that you would like to see on here, please send it in. To send in certification suggestions, head to the Contact page and shoot an email over to me.

American Heart Association

  • Basic Life Support (CPR for the Healthcare Provider
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Enhanced Provider (ACLS-EP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

National Association of EMTs

  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
  • All Hazards Disaster Response (AHDR)
  • Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS)
  • EMS Safety
  • Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS)
  • Principals of Ethics and Personal Leadership (PEPL)
  • Psychological Trauma in the EMS Patient (PTEP)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

International Board of Specialty Certification (Note: All of these certifications are exam only. You can look for a prep class or do self study)

  • Flight Paramedic (FP-C)
  • Community Paramedic (CP-C)
  • Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C)
  • Tactical Paramedic (TP-C)

American Burn Association

  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

University of Maryland

  • Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program (CCEMTP): This is just a critical care course and does not result in a certification.

University of Utah

  • Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS)

Wilderness Medial Associates International

  • Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS)

The ATACC Group (UK)

  • Basic Trauma and Casualty Care (BTACC)
  • Rescue Trauma and Casualty Care (RTACC)
  • Anesthesia Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC)