Accredited, Online ACLS Training in Iowa

Accepted across North America and Canada, done in 3 hours. Up to 8 AMA CME/CE credits each.

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State acceptance in Iowa

Physicians: We are accepted by the IA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)

40 hours of Category 1 credits are required for a two-year license renewal period. This may include up to 20 hours of Category 1 credit carried over from the previous license renewal period. The number of required Category 1 credits is pro-rated for anyone who holds a permanent or administrative medicine license that was issued for fewer than two full years.

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Nurses: We are accepted by the IA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited

Continuing education is mandated by Iowa law as a prerequisite to renew RN and LPN licenses. The requirement is as follows: For renewal of a three-year license, the requirement is 36 contact hours or 3.6 CEUs. For renewal of a license that has been issued for less than three years, the requirement is 24 contact hours or 2.4 CEUs.

Self-study courses and on-site courses attended outside of Iowa are acceptable if they qualify as appropriate subject matter, and are either covered by an approved Iowa provider, or have been granted special approval, or are approved by one of the following: The American Nurses Association (American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation)

Dentists: Our course is approved by the Iowa Dental Board

We are listed on the Iowa Dental Board Approved Continuing Education Sponsors

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

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy requires 30 contact hours (3.0 CEU) of pharmacist continuing education for every two-year renewal. Continuing education (CE) activities that carry the seal of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited provider will automatically qualify for Iowa pharmacist CE credit.

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy accepts, for pharmacist continuing education, all programs offered by sponsors approved by ACPE. Such programs will be identified by an ACPE program number and will indicate approval by ACPE.

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EMS workers: Our courses count in IA as acceptable CME

Renewal Requirements Providers must also have a current course completion card for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that includes CPR, automated external defibrillation (AED) and obstructed airway procedures for all age groups.

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Click on Continuing Education Guidelines for EMS Providers

Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in IA

We are listed on the Iowa Department of Public Health website at:

In-person training

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

Bennett and Associates / 52347 Hawthorne Ct. Bettendorf, IA 52722

North Iowa Area Community College / 5500 College Dr Mason City, IA 50401-7213

Mercy Iowa City / 5500 E. Market St Iowa City, IA 52245

NE Iowa Community College / 5680 Main St Dubuque, IA 52001-6818

Eastern Iowa Community College / 5101 W 3rd St. Davenport, IA 52801-1201

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.

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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.

Women saved a strangers kid with CPR

Lasha Israel was shopping on Monday afternoon when her newborn Azarayah Israel started choking. She tried to pat her back but she was not breathing. Her husband tried too but nothing changed. She was panicked and yelling for help. One of the first help was Aimee Good, who goes through regular CPR certification. Aimee Good managed a couple of chest compressions and the toddler was red again and moving. Later on, both moms connected on social media and decided to meet up in person.

Full story / July 14, 2021