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FCCS Traditional Licensed Course

The live, instructor-led, two-day course is the traditional method for delivering the Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) course. Licensed sites arrange for qualified instructors to deliver lectures and their related skill stations. Complete slide decks with speaker notes, administrative materials, and forms are provided to each site. Textbooks are shipped to the site before the course, allowing learners to prepare for the live activity. The site coordinator administers the pre- and posttests and provides score information to SCCM.

The Licensing Team can help sites that have not previously held a course find consultants who will lead the development of FCCS on site. The goal is for individual sites to become self-sustaining in their delivery of the FCCS program.
  • Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient
  • Airway Management*
  • Cardiopulmonary/Cerebral Resuscitation**
  • Diagnosis and Management of Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Mechanical Ventilation I
  • Mechanical Ventilation II
  • Monitoring Oxygen Balance and Acid-Base Status
  • Diagnosis and Management of Shock
  • Neurologic Support
  • Basic Trauma and Burn Support***
  • Acute Coronary Syndromes**
  • Life-Threatening Infections: Diagnosis and Antimicrobial Therapy Selection
  • Management of Life-Threatening Electrolyte and Metabolic Disturbances
  • Special Considerations

Optional (based on services provided at institution):
  • Critical Care in Pregnancy
  • Ethics in Critical Care Medicine
  • Critical Care in Infants and Children: The Basics

* May be removed if all participants are certified in advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) or advanced trauma life support (ATLS)
** May be removed if all participants are certified in ACLS.
*** May be removed if all participants are certified in ATLS.
Include all THREE:
  • Mechanical Ventilation I
  • Mechanical Ventilation II
  • Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation
And choose ONE integrated station:
  • Integrated Sepsis A Scenario
  • Integrated Sepsis B Scenario
  • Integrated Airway Management and Hypovolemic Shock
  • Hypovolemic Shock Scenario
  • Integrated Hemorrhagic Shock Scenario
  • Integrated Traumatic Brain Injury Scenario
  • Recognition and Assessment of the Seriously Ill Patient
The FCCS course should be held over two full days.
View sample course schedule.
Alternative schedule examples might follow these patterns:
  • Morning lectures followed by afternoon skill stations, OR
  • Two to three lectures followed by corresponding skill stations

Shaped by SCCM’s commitment to meeting the needs of each individual customer, the FCCS course pricing structure is designed to be both fair and flexible. Pricing options are tiered, based on a country's Gross Domestic Product at Purchasing Power Parity Per Capita​ as reported by the World Bank in its most current World Development Indicators database. This allows SCCM to accommodate ranges in needs and available financial resources.

Licensed institutions will be assessed a fee for each learner, which includes a copy of the current edition of the textbook (print or eBook) and, upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of completion.

Tier GDP (PPP) Per Capita (USD) Single Course Pricing (USD)
Per Learner Pricing (USD)
For-Profit Not applicable $1,320 $65 per learner
Nonprofit Tier 3 More than $15,000 $830 $61 per learner
Nonprofit Tier 2 Between $5,000 and $15,000 $550 $42 per learner
Nonprofit Tier 1 Less than $5,000 $220 $21 per learner

Enter your country below to determine the correct pricing tier.

The Society offers two options: single-course licenses and unlimited annual course licenses. If you plan to hold four or more courses in one year, you should consider an unlimited license. The Society offers discounted course pricing for volume purchases—the more courses you purchase, the larger the discount.

Funding is available to provide financial support for organizations in developing or impoverished nations and underserved areas of the United States. Visit the donor-funding training web page to learn more about eligibility and to apply.

Please contact the Licensing Team at +1 847 827-6888 or via email at with any circumstances that may require special pricing consideration. 

Translated versions of the FCCS textbook are available. Please call the Licensing Team to inquire about translated versions of the FCCS textbook at +1 847 827-6888 or contact them via email at