Our Partners

Our Training Partners

Because Specialized Medical Standards was founded to develop and maintain medical education resources, we rely on our partner training companies and certified instructors to deliver the course information. SMS does not host training courses for participants. If you’d like to take a course, please visit our Scheduled Courses calendar, or contact one of our licensed training partners below.

We are proud to partner with the below training companies to deliver the Austere Emergency Care Basic Life Support and Advanced courses.

Ragged Edge Solutions

Ragged Edge Solutions is a team of combat-veteran special operations professionals that provide innovative training solutions. We develop and deliver unique and ground-breaking curriculum, courses, and products to government and law enforcement personnel, as well as civilians and civilian emergency organizations. Based on extensive operational experience in some of the worst places in the world, we’ve extracted lessons learned to tailor custom solutions to fit any need. Adaptive and agile, anytime; anywhere. Ragged Edge is based in the United States. A licensed SMS Partner since 2022.

College of Remote and Offshore Medicine

The College of Remote and Offshore Medicine (CoROM) is an EU-registered, not-for-profit charity that focuses on the practice of healthcare in remote, austere and resource-poor environments. We provide membership, academic training and professional registration for the remote practitioner. We focus on training medical professionals who can work in difficult environments and continue to provide evidence-based medicine in prolonged field care conditions. The College is based in the European Union with operational locations in Asia, Africa and North America. A licensed SMS Partner since 2023.

Anyone Not Ready

Anyone Not Ready (ANR) provides multi-disciplinary training to individuals and organizations who face complex problems in emergent environments. We bring together our instructors’ diverse backgrounds—including search and rescue, wild land firefighting, combat operations, and emergency services—to create specialized courses that address your needs. ANR’s founding principle is that our success is measured by the lives we can save.  If we provide the training that saves one life, we begin to make a difference.  If we can teach an integrative lifesaving approach to many, our vision will be realized. ANR is based in Colorado. A licensed SMS Partner since 2023.

The Norwegian RS Sea Rescue Academy

The Norwegian RS Sea Rescue Academy provides safety and security education and training for maritime, land based and offshore branches of both professional and volunteer rescue services and personnel. We do full spectrum training, which includes sea rescue, lifeboats, firefighting, helicopter evacuation and medical services. This training meets the Norwegian Government standards. We also provide specialist courses and training in all disciplines, customized on the specific needs of the customer. We have a wide variety of professional instructors – from paramedics to cruise ship captains. Our school is based in Southern Norway, just south of Oslo. A licensed SMS Partner since 2023.

Become a Licensed Partner

Interested in what it takes to become an SMS-licensed training partner? Send us a message!