Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care.

PHTLS courses improve the quality of trauma care and decrease mortality. The program is based on a philosophy stressing the treatment of the multi-system trauma patient as a unique entity with specific needs. PHTLS promotes critical thinking as the foundation for providing quality care. The course utilizes the internationally recognized PHTLS textbook.

PHTLS is the global gold standard in prehospital trauma education. PHTLS is appropriate for EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, and other prehospital providers.


PHTLS 10th ed. Provider Class:
• Current licensure or certification at any prehospital provider level.

PHTLS 10th ed. Renewal Class:
• Proof of successful completion of PHTLS or ITLS course within the past 4 years.

Successful completion of PHTLS requires:

  • Attending the entire course.
  • Adherence to course content.
  • Achieving a score of 76% or greater on the final written evaluation.
  • Successfully completing the final evaluation station as a team leader.

Continuing Education Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 10612 for 16 CE contact hours.

Provider course approved for 16 hours by CECBEMS. Renewal Course approved for 8 hours.

Dates and Times

Two-day Provider
​Class time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Flagstaff Medical Center: 

  • March 7 and 8, 2024

One-day Renewal
​Class time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Flagstaff Medical Center: 

  • October 11, 20224

Contact [email protected] for more information.


At Flagstaff Medical Center, the courses will be held in the Northern Arizona Healthcare Training Center, located at the west end of Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys, Suite 241-242.


Provider Course
$250.00  w/ eBooks
$300.00  w/ hard copy manuals

Renewal Course
$170.00  w/ eBooks
$210.00  w/ hard copy manuals


To register online, please click the appropriate registration button on this page under “Event Details.”

Non-NAH employees can register online by visiting our website.

NAH Employees, please visit the employee portal at Go to “EDUCATION” and click on “LOGIN TO LMS” to register.

To register by mail or fax, download the class brochure and complete the application form. The class brochure is available on this page under “Event Links and Documents.” 

Mail completed registration application to: Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Department 1200 North Beaver Street Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

You also may fax your registration to (928) 773-2430.


The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) for the following number of continuing education credits for the PHTLS Course.

Provider course: 16 hours of CAPCE credit

Renewal Course: 8 hours of CAPCE credit

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available less a $100.00 administration fee. No refund is issued if cancellation occurs within five business days of the course.

Event Links & Documents
Event Contact

NAH Education Department

(928) 773-2491