National Credential
Credential: Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)  NCCA resource
Credentialing Agency: International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)

The Certified Critical Care Paramedic (CCP-C) is an advanced level certification recommended for medical professionals who possess a broad expanse of knowledge in emergency and critical care medicine including physiology, pathophysiology, and treatment modalities. The CCP-C provides patient care in the pre-hospital, inter-hospital, and hospital environment at a level of care above the traditional paramedic level as defined by the DOT. CCP-Cs are expected to possess the following skills: advanced airway management with pharmacological agents, mechanical ventilator management, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, initiation and/or titration of multiple intravenous infusions, balloon pump or ventricular assist device management, initiating blood products, invasive procedures skills (e.g. chest tube and central line placement), evaluation of laboratory and radiologic studies. The candidate is expected to hold a current unrestricted paramedic license and maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, PALS, NALS, and ITLS/PHTLS standards.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 4 years

Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

The following Marine Corps Enlisted MOSs provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Enlisted Occupation Occupation Type Related As COOL$
Special Warfare/Reconnaissance Medic Collateral Duty/Out of Billet MOS some COOL$ 

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of three ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will most likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite: current unrestricted paramedic license
  • Experience: 3 years recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 4 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)
4835 Riveredge Cove
Snellville, GA  30039
Phone: (770) 978-4400
Fax: (678) 261-1895
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Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

Candidates must hold a current unrestricted paramedic license in the state or country of practice.

It is recommended that candidates have at least 3 years of experience in a busy ALS system and are expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current ACLS, PALS, NALS and ITLS/PHTSL standards.

Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

  • Trauma Patient Management (10%)
  • Transport Fundamentals, Safety and Survival (7%)
  • Advanced Airway Management Techniques (10%)
  • Neurologic Patient (9%)
  • Cardiac Patient (10%)
  • Respiratory Patient (10%)
  • Toxic Exposure and Environmental Patient (10%)
  • Obstetrical Patients (7%)
  • Neonatal and Pediatric Patient (12%)
  • Burn Patients (7%)
  • General Medical Patient (10%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

Renewal Period: 4 years

The Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C) credential has the following recertification information:

  • Recertification requires a current unrestricted paramedic license in the state or country of practice and completion of 100 contact hours of Continuing Education.
  • Note: Marine Corps COOL will only pay recertification fees for the current billing cycle. Voucher requests for recertification fees must be submitted with proof of the current status of the certification (for example, a screen shot of your credentialing agency dashboard or a copy of a current fee receipt).