Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support

EMT-T Advanced Course

2023 Courses

May 8 - 11, 2023:  EMT-T Advanced Course X - Plano, TX - Apply Here 

November 13 - 16, 2023: EMT-T Advanced Course XI - Washington, DC - Apply Here

December 11 - 14, 2023: EMT-T Advanced Course XII - West Palm Beach, FL - Apply Here

The CONTOMS EMT-T Advanced Course is a  4-day course with a 3-day immersion experience that picks up where the EMT-T Provider Course ends. The course is designed to provide in-depth training in Hot Zone, Warm Zone, and Cold Zone Operations through realistic, hands-on exercises and scenarios.

The schedule includes:

Day 1: Hot Zone Care

Specialized Extraction and Rescue Tactics (SERT) is an 8-hour block of instruction utilizing simunitions-based scenario training to focus on a variety of techniques to remove victims out of harm’s way during tactical operations.

Day 2: Warm Zone Care

Critical Procedures is a 4-hr block of instruction utilizing cadaver-based training to focus on a number of life saving medical interventions.

K-9 Care is a 4-hr block of instruction focusing on key interventions to provide emergency care for law enforcement working dogs.

Day 3: Cold Zone Care 

Sick Call Care is a 4-hr block of instruction focusing on assessment and treatment of common illness encountered during routine care of team members and during extended operations.

Human Performance Concepts is a 4-hr block of instruction focusing on optimizing training and preventative strategies for the tactical athlete.

Course Registration Policies and Procedures

Student Selection:

Due to the competitive nature of admission to this school, submission of all application materials does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Students who meet submission criteria and who are selected for seating in the school will be notified of acceptance directly by email.

The applicant’s credit card will not be charged unless the applicant is accepted for training in the course.

Pre-requisites and Requirements:

  1. Completion and submission of the online Registration form
  2. Applicants must have completed the EMT-T Provider course through CONTOMS or another equivalent course. It is at the discretion of the CONTOMS Program whether or not a course is deemed equivalent. Applicants will need to provide the course agenda and proof of completion of the other course. Documentation of completion of the CONTOMS EMT-T Provider course should be provided as well. This paperwork should be digitally scanned and sent at the time of registration via email to Carly Spiewak. Applications for this course will not be considered complete without submission of this documentation.
  3. Please be aware that all participants will be required to provide personal information (e.g. full name, DOB, SSN) necessary for a criminal background check during registration on the first day of class. The collected information will be destroyed at the conclusion of the background checks. This requirement is necessary to ensure a safe training environment for all participants and to protect the integrity of the course.
  4. Applicants will need to submit a signed and authorized letter of affiliation from their sponsoring agency on agency letterhead stating that the applicant works with the agency and has a legitimate need for this training based on that work. The letter of affiliation should be digitally scanned and sent at the time of registration via email to Carly Spiewak. Applications for this course will not be considered complete without submission of this letter.

Tuition: $995.00

Lodging: Please do not make your reservation until you receive your acceptance into the course.

Refund Policy: Admission to this school is competitive. Cancellations and refund requests must be received within seven (7) days of notification of acceptance. Cancellations received after this deadline will not qualify for a refund.

Continuing Education

EMT and Paramedics (CAPCE)

CAPCE Activity 22-UMBC-F2-0013: 12.5 Advanced Continuing Education Hours

CAPCE Activity 22-UMBC-F2-0014: 19 Operational Continuing Education Hours

Continuing Education Credit: This continuing education activity is approved by UMBC, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). EMS providers must provide both NREMT # and expiration date (if applicable) and state license and expiration date to receive CAPCE credit.

I understand that UMBC as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Physicians - AMA PRA Category 1 (ACCME) Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. (CHEP) and Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS) Program.

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. (CHEP) is accredited by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. (CHEP) designates this live activity for a maximum of 31.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

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