Arizona Online ACLS Recertification

Up to 8 AMA credits each (see below)

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State acceptance in Arizona

Physicians: We are accepted by the AZ Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA

Arizona’s Administrative Code, Chapter 16 of Title 4, §R4-16-102(B)(2) states:

A physician may claim continuing medical education for … participating in an education program certified as Category 1 by an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education [and other accrediting organizations].

Verification PDF: https://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_04/4-16.pdf

Nurses: We are accepted by the AZ Board of Nursing

Arizona’s State Board of Nursing does not require CE’s. Verification contact: Lyn Ledbetter at 602-771-7856 or lledbetter@azbn.gov.

Dentists: We are accepted by the AZ Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP

Arizona’s Administrative Code for State Board of Medical Examiners, R4-11-1202. Continuing Dental Education Compliance and Renewal Requirements.

Before receiving a renewal license or certificate, each licensee or certificate holder shall possess a current form of one of the following: 1. A current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) healthcare provider certificate from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another certifying agency; 2. Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) course completion confirmation from the American Heart Association or another agency. The confirmation must indicate that the course was completed within two years immediately before submitting a renewal application; or 3. Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course completion confirmation from [multiple agencies]. The confirmation must indicate that the course was completed within two years immediately before submitting a renewal application.

“Recognized continuing dental education” means a program whose content directly relates to the art and science of oral health and treatment, provided by a recognized dental school as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1201(18), recognized dental hygiene school as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1201(17), or recognized denturist school as defined in A.R.S. § 32-1201(19), or sponsored by a national or state dental, dental hygiene, or denturist association, American Dental Association, Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) or Academy of General Dentistry, Program Approval for Continuing Education (AGD PACE) approved provider, dental, dental hygiene, or denturist study club, governmental agency, commercial dental supplier, non-profit organization, accredited hospital, or programs or courses approved by other state, district, or territorial dental licensing boards.

Verification PDF: https://dentalboard.az.gov/sites/default/files/Web%202017-02%20Rules.pdf

Pharmacists: We are accepted by the AZ Board of Pharmacy because we are accredited by ACPE

Arizona’s Administrative Code for State Board of Pharmacy:
R4-23-204 states:

Continuing Education Requirements participated in 30 contact hours (3.0 CEU’s) of continuing education activity sponsored by an Approved Provider as defined in R4-23-110.


R4-23-110: Definitions “Approved Provider” means an individual, institution, organization, association, corporation, or agency that is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) in accordance with ACPE’s policy and procedures or by the Board as meeting criteria indicative of the ability to provide quality continuing education.

Verification PDF: https://pharmacy.az.gov/sites/default/files/law%20book.pdf

EMS: We are accepted by the AZ Department of Health because our courses follow the latest AHA Guidelines

Arizona’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Statutes and Rules:R9-25-305:

Supplemental Requirements for Specific Courses: 
D. A training program director shall ensure that for an EMT refresher course: 2. A student has documentation of current certification in adult, pediatric, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation through instruction consistent with American Heart Association recommendations for emergency cardiovascular care by EMCTs;

Verification PDF: https://azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/emergency-medical-services-trauma-system/statutes-rule-book.pdf

Tattoo Artists: We are accepted by the AZ Department of Health Services

Arizona’s State Board of Health does not regulate Tattoo training.

Verification contact: Kaleb Tsang at Kaleb.Tsang@azdhs.gov

In-person training

If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.

Fire Fighter CPR / 3100 E. Vermont Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85295

CPR2UAZ, LLC / 1980 West Hospital Drive Suite 304 Tucson, AZ 85741

Desert Education Solutions, LLC- Scottsdale / 15207 N. 75th St. - Suite 109 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Total number of locations: 35. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.

To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.

See also: Phoenix Info, Pacific Medical Training Course Acceptance Chart for other status

Major hospitals in Arizona

Hospital name Address Location
Mayo Clinic 13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Mayo_Clinic_Hospital
Scottsdale Health Care 9003 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Scottsdale Health Care
Flagstaff Medical Center 1200 North Beaver Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Flagstaff Medical Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital Osborn 7400 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Scottsdale Health Care
Yavapai Regional Medical Center 1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301 Yavapai

Life saving stories

Here's a few stories that warmed our heart. Just sharing and thanking you for choosing a career that helps people that need it most.

Twins nearly drown in hot tub

2-year-old twins, a girl and a boy, nearly drowned in a hot tub. The children were removed from the hot tub and CPR was performed. They did not have a pulse when EMS took them to the hospital. The little girl was taken to the ICU and the little boy regained his pulse in the emergency room. Authorties have noted that the hot tub at Tempe Village, the family's residence, was not covered.

Full story / August 14, 2016

The life saving story of Chino Valley

It was a hectic day for an off-duty firefighter, he was driving back home after a long day of work when he spotted a man lying breathless next to a truck. He knew what to do and, with the help of another bystander, pulled the man out of the wreckage and began doing CPR maneuvers on the body. The EMT arrived and transported the gentleman to Yavapai Regional Medical Center where he recovered.

Full story / April 18, 2017