State acceptance in Alaska
Nurses: We are accepted by the AK Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Before a license can be renewed, registered and practical nurse licensees must complete two of the following methods for maintaining continuing competency (Article 6 of 12 AAC).
30 contact hours of continuing education prescribed under 12 AAC 44.610 (certified by ANCC, ANA, AMA, a nurse practitioner or nurse anesthetist certifying body or approved by another Board of Nursing).
Dentists: We are accepted by the AK Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
12 AAC 28.400. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DENTISTRY AND DENTAL HYGIENISTS LICENSEES.
(1) completion of at least 32 contact hours of continuing education; and
(2) cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification, that meets the requirements of AS 08.36.070 and 12 AAC 28.920
12 AAC 28.410. APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES.
(1) courses, workshops, or symposiums approved, provided, or sponsored by the American Dental Hygienist’s Association (ADHA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), or American Dental Association (ADA);
(c) The continuing education contact hours required by 12 AAC 28.400 or 12 AAC 28.405 for renewal of a dentistry license or a dental hygienist license may include no more than four hours of CPR training for the entire renewal period.
12 AAC 28.920. CPR CERTIFICATION. (a) Certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques required under this chapter for a license or license renewal must be based upon training equivalent to that required for completion of a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course certified by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Online courses are not acceptable unless there is a hands-on component.
(b) The board may approve a waiver of the cardiopulmonary resuscitation requirements upon submission of documentation of a physical disability prohibiting the person from performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A person with a waiver must work in close proximity to a staff person with current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the AK Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
12 AAC 52.320. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACISTS
an applicant for renewal of a pharmacist license shall certify having completed 30 contact hours of continuing education accepted by the board under 12 AAC 52.340(a)
12 AAC 52.340 APPROVED PROGRAMS.
(a) The following programs will be accepted by the board as continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians under 12 AAC 52.320 and 12 AAC 52.325:
(1) any program presented by a provider accredited by the ACPE;
(2) cardiopulmonary resuscitation(CPR) courses presented by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association that lead to CPR certification; the board will accept no more than one contact hour of continuing education credit in a 24 month period for completion of a CPR course.
EMS workers: Our courses count in AK as acceptable CME
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in AK
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All caregivers on duty must have a valid certification for pediatric first aid and pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Pediatric first aid and CPR courses must be in-person training with a certified instructor, and are in addition to the required annual training hours, each year.
Certification must be obtained by attending course(s) provided in a classroom type setting unless courses are not available within sixty (60) miles by road of the child care location. In these situations, the caregiver may receive instruction in pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR procedures through distance learning training videos and/or other materials approved by the department. For department approval of distance learning training, the caregiver must contact their local licensing office. If the distance course is approved, the caregiver will still have to complete and pass the first available pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR certification course offered within sixty (60) miles by road of the child care location.
Applicants applying to become licensed must provide their caregivers certifications for pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR prior to approval for licensure.
Pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR certifications must be maintained throughout the child care facility’s licensing period. The child care facility must review and post pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR instructions in an area where child care is conducted or make them readily available.
The Child Care Licensing Specialist (CCLS) will check the facility’s personnel records during on-site inspections to ensure each caregiver is in compliance with pediatric first aid and pediatric CPR certification
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
LifeMed Alaska / 43838 West 50th St Anchorage, AK 99502
Alaska Native Medical Center / 44141 Ambassador Drive First Floor (Training Room) Anchorage, AK 99508
Central Peninsula General Hospital / 4250 Hospital Place Soldotna, AK 99669-7559
Southern Region EMS Council / 46130 Tuttle Place, Suite B Anchorage, AK 99507-7102
Total number of locations: 5.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.