CALS Program

Member Portal

Welcome! Thank you for becoming a member of CALS. As a member, you’ll have access to a variety of advanced life support resources developed for critical care providers.

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Home Study

CALS Provider Course Preparation

The CALS Provider Course is designed to be interactive by staging scenarios to teach concepts. During the two-day course, emphasis is placed on using a Universal Approach and developing a team environment for providing care.

The Home Study portion of the course must be completed before class. To prepare for the course, please:

  • Review the CALS Provider Manual (especially Volume I)
  • Complete the Self Assessment, Pre-test and Study Guide
  • Bring the requested pre-course materials to class

CALS Provider Course Manual

  • Volume I: CALS Universal Approach, Acute Care Algorithms/Treatment Plans/Acronymns, Steps and Focused Clinical Pathway needed in the first 30 minutes. Review Volume I before the course
  • Volume II: Resuscitation Skills is composed of Skills Portals and the illustration of hands-on techniques.
  • Volume III: Diagnosis/Treatment and Transition to Definitive Care and specialized information.

Provider Course Manual

Review Vol I before class


A link to the self-assessment and CALS pre-test will be sent to all registrants in a pre-course instructional email 4-6 weeks before the start of the course. 

CALS 2-day Provider Course Pre-Test

A link that is course location/date specific will be sent to all registrants in a pre-course instructional email 4-6 weeks prior to the start of the registered course.

CALS Course Completion Policy

CALS is committed to improving rural medical care by providing quality education designed for locations where technological support is limited, experience infrequent and specialized personnel unavailable.

Participants must successfully complete a multiple-choice examination, correctly demonstrate competency in the validation station and actively participate in the two day Provider Course.