State acceptance in Maryland
Physicians: We are accepted by the MD Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
From document Continuing Medical Education (10.32.01.10) B. Requirements.
(1) A physician applying for renewal or reinstatement shall earn at least 50 credit hours of Category I CME during the 2-year period immediately preceding the licensee’s submission of the renewal or reinstatement application. (2) The Board shall recognize for Category I CME credit those activities which meet at least one of the following additional requirements for the activity: (a) Be accredited as Category I by the ACCME; Verification link:
Nurses: We are accepted by the MD Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
CE’s not required in Maryland
Dentists: We are accepted by the MD Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
10.44.22 Continuing Education 10.44.22.08. 08 Approved Sponsors and Equivalents.. A. The Board approves for credit any course or program that:. 1) Satisfies all eligibility criteria in Regulations .06 and .07 of this chapter; and. 2) Is sponsored by any one of the following entities:. a) An accredited dental school;. b) An accredited dental hygiene school;. c) The American Dental Association;.
10.44.22.04. 04 Requirements.. A. A licensee shall maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification from one of the following programs:1) The American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers;. 2) The American Red Cross’s Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Professional Rescuers; or. 3) An equivalent program approved by the Board.. B. A licensee seeking renewal shall complete not less than 30 full hours of continuing education, including 2 hours of infection control.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the MD Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
30 hours of continuing education are required the two years prior to renewal. Two (2) hours must be “live” CE. Pharmacists may acquire two live CE credits for attending a Board of Pharmacy Public Meeting in its entirety (not to exceed 4 CE credits per renewal period). A CE is considered “live” if it offers the ability for the participant to have real-time interaction with the presenter. Programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) that are designated by the letter “L” in the course identification number are considered “live.” ACPE-approved courses pharmacists (only) end in the letter “P”.
Other News Updates For vaccination registration, CPR certification MUST be a LIVE course. Verification links:
EMS Workers: Our courses count in MD as acceptable CME
.02 Continuing Education Courses Eligible for Credit under COMAR 30.02.02.07. A. Skills and full refresher courses eligible for credit under COMAR 30.02.02.07 shall be provided under the requirements of this chapter by EMS Board approved: (1) ALS education programs; (2) BLS education programs;
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in MD
XVII. Personnel. (1) Persons performing the tattoo or Body Piercing operation shall obtain current certification in first aid and proof of attendance at a Blood-Borne Pathogen training program (or equivalent), approved by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Training/courses provided by professional body art organizations/associations or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted for consideration. (3) The Owner of a Body Art Studio must maintain a file on all persons who perform tattoo or Body Piercing procedures at that Body Art Studio, which will be available for inspection by the Department and includes the following: (b) Evidence of CPR, first aid certification and completed training in Disease Prevention/ Blood-Borne Pathogens.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Frostburg Area Ambulance Service Inc. / 86 W Main St Frostburg, MD 21532-1643
Start Beat, LLC / 2901 West Strathmore Ave Baltimore, MD 21209
CPR Montgomery / 9710 Great Seneca Hwy Rockville, MD 20850-3370
Total number of locations: 39. 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.
Officer Resuscitates Baby on Side of Freeway
Police officer James Herman was approached by the grandmother of an unresponsive baby while initiating a traffic stop in I-270. Officer Herman performed CPR on the baby, who was 9-months old, and successfully revived her. The baby had recently had heart surgery and after the recovery was rushed to the hospital to be placed in the ICU.
Swimer saved by a bystander
A 16 year old swimmer was saved at a Middle School pool thanks to the action of a coach and father. It was reported that the swimmer suffered a shallow water blackout and a bystander who was walking nearby jumped to the action by administering CPR maneuvers while people called 911. The firefighters arrived first to find the girl breathing normally and it was all thanks to the prompt action of the heroic man.
New PulsePoint app helps save lives
"The PulsePoint program increases the chance that a CPR trained bystander who may be closer than a first responder can take action to save a life," said fire department chief Allan Graves. This new app will help save lives thanks to it being able to alert any resident in a radius that know CPR so they can quickly come to help the person suffering from either a cardiac arrest or otherwise.