To apply for recertification through continuing education, a total of 32 contact hours of continuing education (CE) related to Trauma Registry practice must be submitted for consideration. A minimum of 32 contact hours must fall within the following areas of (I) Data Management, (II) Conditions of Injuries, (III) Coding and Scoring Concepts, and (IV) Registry Issues. It is highly recommended that applicants complete 8 hours in each category. All CEs must have been completed during the four years prior to the candidate’s certification renewal date, with a minimum of eight (8) CEs completed during the 12 months prior to the recertification date. These CEs may be accumulated in any combination of the following:
All program information must be listed on the Application of
Recertification of Certified Specialist in Trauma Registries (CSTR) through
Continuing Education and must include date, program title, provider or sponsor,
and number of CEs awarded. Candidates must include documentation of all CE's awarded (These include, course certificates of completion, course syllabus, transcript and/or other certifying document). Candidates will be notified of application evaluation
within eight (8) weeks of the deadline date. If criteria are deemed fulfilled,
a new four year certificate, effective the renewal date will be issued to the
The American Trauma Society provides the appeal mechanism for
challenging the denial of recertification. It is the responsibility of the
candidate to initiate the process in writing. Please send formal request to challenge to the address above.
If certification lapsed in 2015 a candidate must meet current eligibility requirements and take the certification examination for Trauma Registers.