State acceptance in Idaho
Physicians: We are accepted by the ID Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Each person licensed to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine or surgery in Idaho is required to complete no less than 40 hours of practice relevant, Category 1, CME every two (2) years.
All education offered by institutions or organizations accredited by the ACCME and reciprocating organizations or the AOA are considered approved.
Verification link: https://bom.idaho.gov/BOMPortal/LINKS/about/CME.pdf
Nurses: We are accepted by the ID Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
The Board recognizes the need for demonstrated continued competence, but has as yet not identified a regulatory process that will assure that licensees meet minimum levels of competence throughout their careers.
Continuing education, e-learning, academic courses, nursing-related in-service offered by an accredited educational institution, healthcare institution, or organization (a contact hour equals not less than fifty (50) minutes); or (3-25-16) ii. Completion of a minimum of one (1) semester credit hour of post-licensure academic education relevant to nursing practice, offered by a college or university accredited by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education;
Dentists: We are accepted by the ID Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
- REQUIREMENT FOR CPR (RULE 18). Applicants for initial licensure as a dentist, dental specialist, or dental hygienist shall provide written verification of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification as a requirement for licensure. All practicing dentists, dental specialists, or dental hygienists must maintain current CPR certification
- CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR DENTISTS (RULE 50). Renewal of any active dental license will require evidence of completion of continuing education or volunteer dental practice that meets the following requirements: (3-29-17)
- Number of Credits. All active dentists shall acquire thirty (30) credits of verifiable continuing education in each biennial renewal period. One (1) credit is defined as one (1) hour of instruction. One (1) of the credits must be related to use of the Idaho Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). (3-29-17)
- Nature of Education. Continuing education must be oral health/health-related for the professional development of a dentist.
https://isbd.idaho.gov/IBODPortal/BoardAdditional.aspx?Board=BOD&BoardLinkID=70 Click: Administrative Rules
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the ID Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
fifteen CPE hours (1.5 CEU). Licensure renewal takes place each year on June 30. Current requirements are as follows: ACPE or CME. At a minimum, twelve of the CPE hours obtained (1.2 CEU) must be all or a combination of ACPE or CME accredited programs.
Verification link: https://bop.idaho.gov/continuing-education/
EMS workers: Our courses count in ID as acceptable CME
The state does not regulate the CPR requirements, as they relate to EMS. The course facilitator (Agency or Educational Institution) will require a CPR course but that requirement is not a “state” driven requirement or prerequisite.
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in ID
There are no regulations for bloodborne pathogen course work in ID
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Minidoka Memorial Hospital / 41224 8th St Rupert, ID 83350-1527
Sawtooth Emergency Medical Institute / 42107 Industrial Rd. Nampa, ID 83687
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center / 4415 6th St Lewiston, ID 83501-2431
Madison Memorial Hospital / 4Training Center-Heather Burrell, 35 North 1st East, Suite 2, P.O. Box 310 Rexburg, ID 83440-2048
Total number of locations: 5. 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.
Septuagenarian saved from drowning
A 74-year-old man almost drowned while rafting on the river as his raft was caught in a fallen log. First responders found Nicholas Patrick Miller's raft submerged in water while two strangers were trying to keep Miller's head above the water so they can easily pull him back to the raft. First responders immediately performed CPR as soon as he was brought to the shore. He regained consciousness and immediately flown to the St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise where he was declared still in critical condition as of press time.
Woman saves husband's life
Shane McVey charged at officers Earl Laughter III and Sgt. Patrick McKenna with pepper spray. Laughter apprehended that McVey may had planned to take one of the officer's weapon and use it against them. Laughter shot McVey in response. McVey received CPR from officers and was taken to a hospital and was later pronounced dead.