ATLS Course Description – Certification Courses – Programs & Services – iCels – interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation – UMass Medical School – Worcester

Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)


For course times, prices, and registration, please select a course below:

  • Dates TBD

Provider level now open to all Physicians, PAs, NPs, CRNAs and Dentists. 

Please note: “Initial” or “Provider” courses are for those who are certifying for the first time if you did not take a retrain course during your certification period. If you have lapsed you are allowed to take a retrain up to 6 months after your expiration date (this grace period only applies to your ability to take a retrain course, it does not continue your certification period for hospital credentialing purposes).

The “Retrain” option is for those who are renewing a certification they already have (certificate must be current or has expired within 6 months of the course date).

Course Description:

Sponsored by the OCE and the UMMS Department of Surgery, and meeting the standards of the American College of Surgeons, the ATLS course is designed to train physicians who are in a position to provide the first hours of emergency care to trauma victims. The nineteen-hour course utilizes didactic lectures and practical skill stations in order to effectively teach the principles of rapid, effective assessment and stabilization. Successful candidates will be awarded four-year certification. All courses are conducted according to the guidelines of the American College of Surgeons. 

Educational Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts and principles of patient assessment and management
  • Perform skills necessary to diagnose and treat traumatic injuries
  • Establish management priorities in single & multiple trauma
  • Perform the initial assessment and management of trauma victims

Course Location and Fees:

Albert Sherman Center (2nd Floor – iCELS)
55 Lake Ave. North
Worcester, MA  01655

Provider – $950 

Retraining – $550 – Must be current or expiration date is within 6 months of course date

Auditor (Non-physician) – $350

Continuing Education Credit:


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American College of Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This offering meets the requirements for 22.8 contact hours for nurses as specified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in nursing (244-CMR 5.04).

Nurses should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Other professionals will be eligible for 19 continuing education hours from the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School.

Statement on Faculty Disclosure:

It is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosure will be provided in the activity materials.

In accordance with the Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the guidelines of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), it is the policy of the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School to disc lose whatever interest or affiliation a speaker might have with any commercial organization whose products or services are related to the subject matter being presented. Such disclosure will be made available on the day of the program.


Registrants will receive confirmation via email. To register, please follow the registration link at the top of this page. 

Several weeks prior to the course, an ATLS Textbook will be sent via US mail to the address entered during registration. If you have any other questions or concerns, please email us at

Advanced Trauma Life Support classes are non-refundable when canceled less than 2 weeks prior to the course date, or after course materials have been mailed (approximately 30 days prior to the course). However, a registrant may transfer to another class, if arrangements are made 10 business days prior to the original class date. Classes must be paid in full in order to receive a certification card and continuing education credit(s). A certification card will be distributed upon the signature of the state chair to your home addresses when you have successfully completed the course and have paid for the course in full. 

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