Hey guys, I am hoping someone can provide some clarity for me regarding "Tactical EMS" and Prehospital Tactical themed Trauma courses. I am having a hard time differentiating them First off, Let me start with what I think I may (or may not) know. 1. The BCCTPC (aka IBSC) offers the Tactical Paramedic Certification (TP-C) This is a written test (like the FP-C for example) but there is no mandatory course or practical portion required before taking the written test? https://www.ibscertifications.org/certifications 2. The NAEMT offers Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) certification which according to the NAEMT website is based on PHTLS for combatants and combat support for military environments? http://www.naemt.org/education/TCCC.aspx 3. The NAEMT also offers Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Which according to the NAEMT website is based on TCCC, but for civilian EMS providers who are involved in some form of tactical EMS operations? http://www.naemt.org/education/tecc 4. The NAEMT also offers a military provider version of Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) which is really confusing since they also offer TCCC and TECC (and also a lower level LEFR-TCC for cops)? So really confused as to how military provider PHTLS differs from TCCC for example http://www.naemt.org/education/PHTLS/PHTLScourses.aspx 5. ITLS offers a military provider version of International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) just when it could not get anymore confusing. This appears to be a direct competitor to the PHTLS military cert? https://www.itrauma.org/education/itls-military/ 6. The National Park Service and other agencies offers Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operational Medical Support (CONTOMS), which appears to result in a EMT-T and EMT-T Advanced certification and is also one of the older programs I herd back about back in the early 2000's. Appears to be a SWAT medic themed course, but I could be wrong? https://www.nps.gov/subjects/uspp/contoms.htm 7. Am I missing any? Does any of this information sound wrong? I am especially confused about the military themed ITLS and PHTLS courses and how they differ.