FAQs

ONLINE COURSES
ONLINE COURSES
Program Overview
How do I select a course format?
Who is TCAR Education Programs?
How do TCAR and PCAR differ from other standardized, trauma verification courses?
Who is the TCAR/PCAR target audience?
How do Trauma Centers or Trauma Systems use TCAR and PCAR courses?
Are the TCAR/PCAR courses just for Level 1 Trauma Centers?
Does the American College of Surgeons recognize TCAR Education Programs classes?
What's the difference between the TCAR and PCAR courses?
Is the TCAR course appropriate for pediatric nurses?
Should nurses who care for adults AND children attend both TCAR and PCAR?
Are TCAR and PCAR advanced trauma nursing courses?
Are TCAR/PCAR critical care classes?
Who teaches the TCAR/PCAR classes?
What content is covered in a TCAR/PCAR course?
What inpatient-oriented topics are included in the TCAR/PCAR courses?
How often are the TCAR/PCAR courses updated?
What options are available for attending a TCAR or PCAR course?
How long is TCAR/PCAR verification valid?
Do participants need to study in preparation for the courses?
Do participants take a written test or skills test?
Is TCAR a TCRN certification preparation course?

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What do I need to do to bring a TCAR/PCAR course to my facility?
How much advance notice is required to schedule a TCAR/PCAR class?
Can I hold a TCAR/PCAR class on a weekend?
I've booked class dates. When will registration be opened?
Do I need to reserve breakout session rooms?
Is there a minimum class attendance?
Is there a maximum class size?
I need to get many of my own nurses into a TCAR/PCAR class. Can I limit the number of general registrants?
Can we video record, audio record, or webcast a TCAR/PCAR course?
I've booked a course and need to reschedule the class dates. Is that a problem?
What is TCAR Education Programs' policy for cancelling a course?
Where can I find room space for a class?
Where can I find funding for a class?
Host Resource Kit
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How much does hosting a TCAR or PCAR course cost?
What is included in the cost of a TCAR/PCAR class?
What is NOT included in the cost of a TCAR/PCAR class?
What if I need to pass room or food costs on to participants?
Why not just charge a fixed per person cost like other trauma courses?
How do I use the TCAR Education Program's Class Cost Calculator?
Should I charge employees of my own organization to attend a class?
If I'm hosting a course, when do I need to pay for it?
How do I register in a classroom course?
How do I get a brochure for the class I'll be attending?
Why do you need my email address in order for me to register?
When do I need to pay for the class?
Why do some TCAR/PCAR classes cost more than others?
Can I sign up on site on the first day of class?
The class I want to attend is sold out. Do you have a waiting list?
Some of the classroom courses on the TCAR web calendar are "closed." What does that mean?
On the TCAR web calendar, the class I want to take says, "more information coming soon." When will registration be opened?
How do I get a receipt for the class?
Can I sign up for just 1 day of class?
Do I need to buy a TCAR/PCAR book?
Where do I find directions to the class site?
Is food provided at the class?
What do I need to bring to class?
I'm traveling to the class from out of town. Is there a recommended or discounted hotel?
I can no longer be at a live course I was scheduled to attend. How do I cancel a current classroom registration?
I registered for a class that has been cancelled by its hosting organization. What are my options?
When will I receive my CE certificate?
When do I need to renew my TCAR/PCAR verification?
Do I need to study in preparation for the course?
Do I need to take a written test or skills test?

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How do I choose between CLASSROOM and TCAR ONLINE for my nurses?
Can I choose BOTH Self-Paced and Live Online Courses?
Who is the TCAR ONLINE target audience?
Can my learners attend a TCAR or PCAR Live Online™ course as a group?
Do my learners need to attend an entire TCAR or PCAR Live Online™ course on 2 consecutive days?
What's the difference between TCAR Self-Paced Online™ and the classroom TCAR course content?
Do learners get a course manual?
Is there a post-test for the course?
How many continuing education hours are awarded upon course completion?
Why are more CEs awarded for TCAR Self-Paced Online™ than for the classroom course?
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How much does a TCAR ONLINE course cost?
How do I purchase multiple TCAR ONLINE course seats for my institution?
How does my facility pay for TCAR ONLINE?
When do my course spots expire?
What if I have unused coupons at the end of my year?
Can I try before I buy?
What is your refund policy?
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Is there a contract required for TCAR ONLINE?
How do I track learner progress and completion?
When can learners begin taking the course?
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How often is TCAR ONLINE revised?
We found some errors or issues with the course. How do we provide feedback?
How long before TCAR ONLINE learners need to reverify?
What web browsers are recommended?
What technical specifications are necessary to run the course?
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How do I choose between CLASSROOM and TCAR Self-Paced Online™?
What topics are covered in the TCAR ONLINE course?
Who is the TCAR Self-Paced Online™ target audience?
What's the difference between TCAR Self-Paced Online™ and the classroom TCAR course content?
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When do I get access to the TCAR Self-Paced Online™ course?
How long do I have to complete the course and for how long do I have access to the course?
Do I get a course manual?
How do I access the manual?
Is there a post-test for the course?
How many continuing education hours are awarded upon course completion?
Why are more CEs awarded for TCAR Self-Paced Online™ than for the classroom course?
Can I print out a certificate of completion?
When do I need to reverify?
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Can I try before I buy?
How can I pay for TCAR Self-Paced Online™?
What if I don't like the course and want my money back?
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How often is TCAR Self-Paced Online™ revised?
What do I do if I have trouble accessing the course?
I found some errors or issues with the course. How do I provide feedback?
What web browsers are recommended?
What technical specifications are necessary to run the course?