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Licensed FCCS: Tropical Diseases Course

FCCS: Tropical Diseases is available as a two-day, director-led, traditional licensed course. During the course, participants will learn how to describe the mechanisms of transmission of bacterial, spiral, viral, and vector-borne tropical diseases; identify key clinical signs and symptoms for early recognition and diagnosis of life-threatening infections; recognize and respond to significant changes in the unstable patient; and recommend appropriate management and prevention options.

Licensed sites arrange for qualified instructors to deliver the lectures and their related skill stations. Complete slide decks with speaker notes, as well as administrative materials, 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 the results 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.

The FCCS: Tropical Diseases course consists of:
  • Didactic lectures
  • Case-based skill stations
  • Pre- and posttests
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support and FCCS: Tropical Diseases companion textbooks
  • Certificate of successful course completion
In addition to the selected Fundamental Critical Care Support presentations, the FCCS: Tropical Diseases includes lectures on the following topics:
  • Chikungunya Virus Disease
  • Dengue Fever
  • Ebola Virus Disease
  • Hemorrhagic Fevers: Marburg and Lassa Viruses
  • Leptospirosis
  • Severe Malaria
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Viral Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Zika Virus Infection
The FCCS: Tropical Diseases 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

General considerations about the sequencing of lectures and skill stations is presented in the detailed administrative materials provided to all approved sites. Variations from these suggestions are permitted for the convenience of participants. The Licensing Team is available by telephone at +1 847 827-6888 or by email at to answer any questions or to discuss planning.

Shaped by SCCM’s commitment to meeting the needs of each individual customer, the FCCS: Tropical Diseases 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.

Tier GDP (PPP) Per Capita (USD) Single Course Pricing (USD) Per Learner Pricing (USD)
For-Profit Not applicable $1,840 $93 per learner
Nonprofit Tier 3 More than $15,000 $1,140 $87 per learner
Nonprofit Tier 2 Between $5,000 and $15,000 $760 $60 per learner
Nonprofit Tier 1 Less than $5,000 $320 $32 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: Tropical Diseases textbook are available. Please call the Licensing Team to inquire about translated versions of the FCCS: Tropical Diseases textbook at +1 847 827-6888 or contact them via email at