International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)

Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)


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

Renewal Period: 4 years

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.

Critical Care Paramedic Certification (CCP-C)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

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

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

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

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 4 years

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

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC)

4835 Riveredge Cove
Snellville, GA  30039

Phone: (770) 978-4400

Fax: (678) 261-1895
Contact Page

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.

Written Exam

  • 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%)

Exam Preparation Resources

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 section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

RECERTIFICATION

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).

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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COOL Bucks

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COOL Summary

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA under the CA Civilian Occupation Related Option.

Star

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Skill Level

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Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

CG Bucks

Coast Guard policy regarding service member eligibility requirements to participate in the Voluntary Credentialing Program is under review with a projected release date of mid January 2020.

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 and Above

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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ANAB (ANSI)

This credential has been accredited by ANAB (ANSI).

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ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC.

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ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC.

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NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA.

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IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS.

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: mimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

MOS is Military Occupational Specialty
ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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Updated: February 04, 2020
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