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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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://apps.azsos.gov/public_services/Title_04/4-11.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;
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
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.
Major hospitals in Arizona
|Mayo Clinic||13400 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85259|
|Scottsdale Health Care||9003 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260|
|Flagstaff Medical Center||1200 North Beaver Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86001|
|Scottsdale Healthcare Hospital Osborn||7400 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251|
|Yavapai Regional Medical Center||1003 Willow Creek Road, Prescott, AZ 86301|
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.
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.