State acceptance in Illinois
Physicians: We are accepted by the IL Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Section 1285.110 Continuing Medical Education (CME) a) Continuing Medical Education Hours Requirements 7) The Division, upon recommendation of the Medical Licensing Board, will accept the American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) certificate awarded to physicians licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches as documentation of compliance with the 150 CME hours set forth in this Part. The hours shall be earned consistently with the prerenewal period set forth in subsection (a)(2).
Nurses: We are accepted by the IL Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
20 hours of approved Continuing Education will be required for the June 1, 2022 through May 31, 2024 license renewal cycle.
c) Approved CE Sponsors and Programs
- Sponsor, as used in this Section, shall mean: > C) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accredited or approved providers.
Dentists: We are accepted by the IL Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Section 1220.440 Continuing Education Each person who applies for renewal of a license as a dentist shall have completed 48 hours of continuing education (CE) relevant to the practice of dentistry during the prerenewal period. b) Approved Continuing Education/Continuing Education Sponsors 2) CE credit may be earned for verifiable attendance at or participation in any courses that meet the requirements of subsection (b)(1) given by one of the following sponsors: A) American Dental Association and National Dental Association, its constituent and component/branch associations and the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Programs; American Medical Association (AMA), specialty medical associations/organizations, the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education;
Sec. 16. Expiration, renewal and restoration of licenses. A dentist or dental hygienist shall provide proof of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification intended for health care providers at the time of renewal as provided by rule.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the IL Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
Section 1330.100 Continuing Education
a) Continuing Education Requirements
- Each person who applies for renewal of a license as a pharmacist shall complete 30 hours of continuing education (CE) during the 24 months preceding the expiration date of the license, in accordance with Section 12 of the Act. b) Approved Continuing Education
- CE credit shall be based upon the completion of courses offered by providers approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
EMS workers: Our courses count in IL as acceptable CME
D) The licensee shall have a current CPR for Healthcare Providers certificate that covers: i) Adult one-rescuer CPR, ii) Adult foreign body airway obstruction management, iii) Pediatric one-rescuer CPR, iv) Pediatric foreign body airway obstruction management, v) Adult two-rescuer CPR, and vi) AED.
CPR for Healthcare Providers — a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that meets or exceeds the American Heart Association course “BLS for Healthcare Providers”.
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in IL
Section 797.1300 Body Artist Proficiency Requirements d) Body artists/apprentices shall maintain documentation of completion of “Bloodborne Pathogen Training”, as required by OSHA (29 CFR 1910.1030) at the body art establishment.
DHS will accept the same CPR/First Aid certification programs that IDCFS does. Both CPR and First Aid segments must be taken in person.
American Heart Association (AHA)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)
American Red Cross (ARC)
American Trauma Event Management (AETM)
Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI)
Edward Atkinson/Emergency Response Health Network
Ellis & Associates, Inc.
EMS Safety Services
Medic First Aid
National Safety Council
R.H. Sanders and Associates
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Compressions, LLC / 5101 Loretta Lane Godfrey, IL 62035
Bennett and Associates / 5109 S. Main Street Annawan, IL 61234
Berea International / 511721 South Elizabeth Chicago, IL 60643
Downers Grove CPR / 51227 Ogden Ave Unit A Downers Grove, IL 60515
Buds Ambulance / 51234 s Sibley Blvd Dolton, IL 60419
Total number of locations: 49.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.