Prehospital Trauma Life Support

Available course dates

Course fee: $295 • Nonrefundable: $50


Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading Continuing Education program for prehospital emergency trauma care, per the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT). The course was created in recognition of the real need in EMS education for additional training in the handling of trauma patients.

The course delivers the latest standards in prehospital trauma care using lectures and dynamic hands-on skill sessions such as rapid extrication, pediatric immobilization and more. The course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of first responders, EMTs, paramedics, physicians, nurses, and other licensed health care professionals.

If you successfully complete the course you can earn 16 hours of CEUs of instructor-led credit for nurses, paramedics, and EMTs and a PHTLS provider certification valid for 4 years.


While the course is designed for prehospital and emergency medical providers at all levels, the course is challenging and successful completion will be difficult if you lack actual patient care experience.

Required Materials

The PHTLS Ninth Edition textbook for the course must be purchased before the start of the course in order to complete the required readings due by the first day of class.

You can buy the textbook from Jones & Bartlett Learning. We do not have textbooks available on-site.


Late arrivals may not be able to gain access in the building or take the class so please plan accordingly. No refunds or transfers will be provided for late arrivals.

After registering and paying for the course here on our site, please visit and complete the registration form at that site for your course date.  (Note: At NAEMT's site, the course location will be listed as "Inglewood.")  This will help us expedite the processing of your certificate at the end of the course.


Consider attending our AMLS course immediately after PHTLS to earn a total of 32 CE hours and two significant credentials.