State acceptance in Georgia
Physicians: We are accepted by the GA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Chapter 360-15 CONTINUING EDUCATION Rule 360-15-.01 Requirements for Physicians (2) The Board accepts the following as meeting its requirement for Board approval: (a) A.M.A. (American Medical Association) Category 1 credit;
Verification link: https://rules.sos.state.ga.us/gac/
Nurses: We are accepted by the GA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Effective January 31, 2016, all registered nurses will be required to complete continuing education/competency requirements as a condition of licensure renewal. Georgia law provides five options from which licensees may choose in order to satisfy the continuing competency requirements.
Georgia Board of Nursing Acceptable Providers for Continuing Education for Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses Acceptable continuing education may be taken in a conventional classroom setting, through online courses, professional journals, correspondence or independent study.
- Any provider, recognized by a national credentialing body, offering certification in the licensed nurse’s specialty area of practice. Examples of National Nurse Credentialing/Certification bodies include but are not limited to: • American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Certification (ANCC)
Dentists: We are accepted by the GA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Rule 150-3-.09 Continuing Education for Dentists (d) Effective January 1, 2008, at least twenty (20) of the required forty (40) hours of credit must be acquired in person at an on-site course or seminar; you are not allowed to acquire all CE hours through on-line courses, electronic means, journal studies, etc.
Rule 150-3-.08 CPR Requirements for Dentists (2) Coursework, including home study courses, sponsored or approved by the following recognized organizations will be accepted: (a) American Dental Association/American Dental Hygienists association, and their affiliate associations and societies;
Click on Board Rules and then select Chapter 150-3. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the GA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
Rule 480-3-.03. Continuing Pharmacy Education (9) Approval of providers and sponsors shall be as follows: (b) American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (A.C.P.E.) approved providers shall submit documentation to the Board of such approval every two (2) years and have blanket approval.
- https://www.acpe-accredit.org/pdf/ACPEUpdateSpring2020.pdf Pg. 7 Attest pharmacist holds current CPR/BLS certification
EMS workers: Our courses count in GA as acceptable CME
Rule 511-9-2-.02 Definitions The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation of these standards: (a) “Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification” means successful completion of a department approved course utilizing nationally recognized advanced cardiac care standards. (u) “CPR Certification” means successful completion of a department-approved healthcare provider course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in GA
Northwest Georgia Health Required documentation for Body Artist License o Proof of completion of Basic First Aid/CPR training o Proof of completion of OSHA approved Bloodborne Pathogens/Universal Precautions training
Part 18 Personnel (2) Evidence of Basic First Aid certification or equivalent and completion of an OSHA approved Bloodborne Pathogen/Universal Precautions training program
Sec. 13-314. - Body crafter requirements and permit. Current certification in emergency first aid, CPR, and blood-borne pathogen or infection control training, from agencies licensed by the state or applicable federal authority.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Air Evac Lifeteam- 112 / 5100 Professional Place, Suite 106 Carrollton, GA 30117
CPR with Mickey / 5110 Evans Mill Dr Ste 704 Dallas, GA 30157-1642
CPR Plus Atlanta / 52318 Echols Road Cumming, GA 30041
Atlanta Heart EMT / 52451 Cumberland Pkwy Ste 149 Atlanta, GA 30339
Faithful Guardian LLC / 5285 Carrollton Street Temple, GA 30179
Total number of locations: 53. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.
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.
Wollongong teenager performs life-saving CPR thanks to first-aid training
Paul Gaffney, a 43-year-old father and a football player of Gerringong Lions, Wollongong Australia saved by a teenager after he went into cardiac arrest. Nathaniel West who’s a 17-year-old volunteer at the Wollongong Police Citizens Youth Club was on a lunch break when he heard that a man had collapsed on the football field. He grabbed a defibrillator from the PCYC and ran to the field, where he saw a member of the public performing CPR on Mr. Gaffney. Nathaniel checked for Mr. Gaffney's pulse and, when he couldn't find it, he cut off Mr. Gaffney's shirt and applied the defibrillator pads to his chest until Mr. Gaffney regained consciousness.