All participants in a Student or Student Refresher course will receive a copy of the current Advanced Trauma Life Support®.
A list of staff members is available.
After the successful completion of the ATLS Student or Student Refresher course, your ATLS status is current for four years from the last date of the course. Students have up to six months after their status expires to take a Student Refresher course.
Please contact the site coordinator with whom you registered for the course.
If you are identified as having instructor potential in an ATLS Student or Student Refresher course, you may take an ATLS Instructor course. Upon successful completion of the Instructor course, an ATLS course director or state faculty member will critique you as you teach a lecture, skill station, and initial assessment station in an ATLS Student course.
An ATLS instructor status is current for four years. Instructors have up to six months after their status expires to complete the reverification process.
ATLS Faculty manuals are only available to current ATLS faculty and Instructor course participants. If you have a current ATLS faculty status and need a new manual, please contact the site coordinator of the location where you teach most of your courses.
Due to changing criteria in the awarding of CME credits, the ACS will not be offering CME credits for faculty members teaching the ATLS course. The American Medical Association will also not approve Direct Credit Applications submitted by faculty for teaching in an ATLS course.
Please contact the Regional Program Coordinator for the country you are moving from. It is important that you have information regarding the courses you have taken, and if you are an instructor, please have documentation of the different courses in which you have taught. A list of Regional Program Coordinators is available.
Information about the requirements and training process for educators can be found in the Educator Guidelines.
Yes. Educator status is valid for four years from the last date of the course in which they were successfully critiqued as an Educator Candidate. An educator must teach in four Instructor courses in their four year verification period.
Yes. All ATLS educators with an e-mail address on file will receive a link to the online update. If you do not receive an e-mail to update, please contact your Regional Program Coordinator. A list of Regional Program Coordinators is available.