State acceptance in Maine
Physicians: We are accepted by the ME Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
MD and PA-C applicants must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education (40 hours in Category I and 60 hours in Category II). Category I includes programs that have received accreditation by the AMA Council on Medical Education
Nurses: We are accepted in ME because there is no CE requirement
CE’s not required in Maine
Dentists: We are accepted by the ME Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Chapter 13: CONTINUING EDUCATION I. GENERAL A. Dentists. Every dentist licensed by the Board shall complete a minimum of forty (40) hours of Board-approved continuing dental education per biennium. 1. The forty (40) hours of continuing dental education may consist entirely of Category 1 credits. However, a licensee/applicant must complete at least 30 hours of Category 1 credits. II. CONTINUING EDUCATION CATEGORIES A. Category 1 Credits 1. Category 1 Credits Defined: Board-approved Category 1 credits will be awarded for the following: ii. Sponsored or co-sponsored by an organization or institution accredited by: (a) The American Dental Association (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA);
Verification link: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rules/02/chaps02.htm#313
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the ME Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
§13735. CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION the applicant has participated in not less than 15 hours of approved courses of continuing professional pharmaceutical education as set out in this section.
02 392 Maine Board of Pharmacy Ch. 1-38 Chapter 5: CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
- Approved Provider The program or activity is offered by a provider approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education.
A copy of the Life Support Training (CPR) must be enclosed with the application.
EMS Workers: Our courses count in ME as acceptable CME
Law, Rules & Functional Position Descriptions Maine EMS Rules, Effective May 1, 2013 & February 1, 2015 (PDF) §9. CPR CERTIFICATION means successful completion of a Maine EMS approved Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) program, or equivalent. Verification link:
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in ME
Do I need any special training or certification to operate a tattoo facility? All persons first licensed, and those renewing an existing license, must demonstrate that they have attended a bloodborne pathogen training program given or approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, within the preceding 3 years.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Mid Coast Hospital / 123 Medical Center Dr Brunswick, ME 04011-2652
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital / 50 Union St Ellsworth, ME 4605
Atlantic Partners / 354 Hogan Rd Bangor, ME 04401-4206
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.
Respiratory therapist saves boy at lake
When Raeanna Fraser and her family pulled into Johnson Memorial Park, they saw a crowd at the dock and decided they should go see what was happening. When Fraser walked up to the dock people were screaming and she saw a young boy on the dock that had turned blue. She stated CPR on the boy and by the second set he was breathing again and getting some of the water out of his body. Rockland EMS arrived on the scene and performed CPR on the boy before taking him to the hospital. The boy's family has stated that he is recovering well. Raeanna Fraser was later presented with a challenge coin from the Rockland Police Chief for her life-saving actions.