State acceptance in Kansas
Physicians: We are accepted by the KS Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
100-15-5. Continuing education requirement. Each person who is licensed to practice a branch of the healing arts and who is required to submit proof of completion of continuing education as a condition to renewing a license shall certify, on a form provided with the license renewal application, one of the following: During the 18-month period immediately preceding the license expiration date, the person completed at least 50 credits of continuing education, of which at least 20 credits shall be in category I and the remaining credits in category II.]
Nurses: We are accepted by the KS Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
60-9-106. Continuing nursing education for license renewal. (a) At the time of license renewal, any licensee may be required to submit proof of completion of 30 contact hours of approved continuing nursing education (CNE).
65-1119. Schools of nursing; approval; approval of providers of continuing education offerings; application fee; criteria for evaluating out-of-state schools, nationally accredited schools of nursing (e) Providers of continuing nursing education. (5) The board shall accept offerings as approved continuing nursing education presented by: Colleges that are approved by a state or the national department of education and providers approved by other state boards of nursing, the national league for nursing, the national federation of licensed practical nurses, the American nurses credentialing center or other such national organizations as listed in rules and regulations adopted by the board.
Dentists: We are accepted by the KS Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Select: Kansas Dental Practices Act (PDF) Article 4.—CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 71-4-1. Continuing education credit hours and basic cardiac life support certificate required for renewal of license of dentist and dental hygienist. (a) Each licensee shall submit to the board, with the license renewal application, a current “basic cardiac life support for the health care provider” certificate from the American heart association or a current certificate deemed equivalent by the board from a provider approved by the board. (b) Each dentist licensee shall submit to the board, with the license renewal application, evidence of satisfactory completion of at least 60 hours of continuing education courses that qualify for credit.
71-4-2. Approved continuing dental education. (b) Courses. Subject to the eligibility standards set forth in paragraph (a) above, all courses, both within and without the state of Kansas, offered by any of the following organizations shall be approved for credit: (2) the American dental association, the national dental association, or their component and constituent societies and associations;
Verification link: https://www.dental.ks.gov/renewals/dentist
Under K.A.R. 71-4-1, each licensee must obtain a current “basic cardiac life support for the health care provider” certificate. Any of the following American Heart Association certified, American Red Cross certified, or American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) courses are acceptable to fulfill this regulatory requirement for license renewal: (1) Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers; (2) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for healthcare providers; or (3) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for healthcare providers. Additionally, an online course is acceptable only if there is a “hands-on” portion for the certification course. The Board will not accept any online course that does not have a demonstrable “hands-on” portion for the certification course.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the KS Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
Pharmacists are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education for each biennial renewal period. ACPE courses are automatically accepted by the Board and do not need to be submitted for approval.
65-1635a. Administration of vaccine; education and reporting requirements; delegation of authority prohibited; “pharmacist” defined. …..and has taken a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and has a current CPR certificate when administering vaccine.
EMS workers: Our courses count in KS as acceptable CME
b) “Advanced life support” and “ALS” mean the statutorily authorized activities and interventions that may be performed by an emergency medical technician intermediate, emergency medical technician-defibrillator, emergency medical technician-intermediate/defibrillator, advanced emergency medical technician, or paramedic. (g) “Basic life support” and “BLS” mean the statutorily authorized activities and interventions that may be performed by a first responder, emergency medical responder, or emergency medical technician.
Presumptive approval is granted for any course approved by CAPCE. Kansas BEMS does not endorse or prescribe specific courses for certification courses (e.g. ACLS, PALS, etc).
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in KS
65-1943 (d) As a condition of biennial license renewal, licensees shall complete five hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control AND blood-borne pathogens, in addition to paying any non-refundable renewal fee set by the board. Successfully completing the exam is not a substitute for continuing education requirements.
65-1943. Same; application for licensure; fees; requirements for licensure; apprentice license; temporary permit. (4) documentation of completion of eight hours of continuing education, approved by the board, in infection control and blood-borne pathogens. The continuing education hours shall have been obtained within two months of the submission of the application and fees.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Salina Regional Health Center / 5901 East Crawford St Salina, KS 67401
Wesley Medical Center / 5550 N Hillside St Wichita, KS 67214-4910
Kansas CPR, Inc. / 53411 S. Kansas Ave. Suite D Topeka, KS 66611
Health Education Associates / 512526 W 81st Place Lenexa, KS 66215
Cowley College / 51406 E 8th Ave Winfield, KS 67156-3102
Total number of locations: 16. 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.
Mother saved her daughter with the help of early CPR
Angela Luneau woke up early in the morning to find out her daughter stopped breathing. Angela Luneau received CPR training in the Army, so she started performing CPR on her daughter. While her husband called 911 for help. Angela Luneau gave enough help to breathe until EMTs arrived. Baby girl was shifted to Children's Mercy Hospital where she received a pacemaker. According to doctors, the mother's actions saved the life of her daughter.
Drowning girl saved by off-duty officers
The Tonganoxie Water Park is filled with happy children on a Monday afternoon when tragedy struck unexpectedly. According to the police, it is a near-drowning accident since an off-duty nurse and firefighter were able to save the girl just in time. The 4-year-old child took too long to resurface from the pool, so the firefighter hauled her out. They cleared her lungs of water and performed CPR with the help of nurse Lorelei Witt. The kid was able to breathe normally and thankful to her saviors. She was brought to the hospital by her frantic parents who heaped praises to the Shawnee firefighter.