Tactical Medicine Approved Training Programs


Approved tactical medicine training programs, which provide initial, refresher. or update tactical medicine training to personnel, shall adhere to the training guidelines and standards. Eligible training presenters may submit a Course Certification Program request for Tactical Medicine course approval to POST, pursuant to Regulations 1005 (f), 1051, 1052,1053, 1054, 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058, 1070, 1084 (b) and (c), and Commission Procedures D-2 and D-6. The Course Certification Package must be submitted electronically using the POST Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) system.

Tactical medicine personnel, supervisors, managers, and directors who have successfully completed an initial tactical medicine course should attend a 24 hour POST-certified or EMSA-approved tactical medicine refresher, update, or course competency equivalency course as determined by agency every two (2) years.


Training Program Provider Program Director Contact Information Approved Program(s) Expiration
International School of Tactical Medicine Lawrence E. Heiskell MD. FACEP, FAAFP P.O Box 2609
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 880-4102

  • Tactical Medicine 80 hour course
  • ​Refesher Tactical Medicine
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Deputy Steve Doucette Deputy Steve Doucette at smdoucet@lasd.org

Course Information

  • Tactical Medicine 40 hour course
Strategic Operations Wyatt Sabo, Program Manager
4705 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA. 921234
(858) 244-0559
(844)437-8677 or (844)4ESTOPS
  • Tactical Medicine 40 hour course
updated: 8/24/2023