State acceptance in Massachussetts
Physicians: We are accepted by the MA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Select ‘Continuing Professional Development (a/k/a CME) for Physicians’ II. BASIC BIENNIAL CPD REQUIREMENT
- How many Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits do I need for license renewal in Massachusetts? During each two-year licensing cycle, you must earn a minimum of 100 credit hours, at least 40 of which must be in Category 1.
Nurses: We are accepted by the MA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
All licensed nurses in Massachusetts nurses are required to obtain 15 contact hours (CH) of CE prior to renewing their license.
Is taking a CPR or ACLS course acceptable for my CE requirement? CPR courses cannot be applied as CE. Initial certification of ACLS and PALS may be applied, but not re-certification.
Dentists: We are accepted by the MA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Select: 234 CMR 5.00: Continuing Education 5.01: Requirement (1) Number of Hours. The Board of Registration in Dentistry shall require every dentist and dental hygienist licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to complete biennially, a minimum of 40 hours for a dentist and 20 hours for a dental hygienist, of acceptable continuing education, “
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the MA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
.03 Requirements for Pharmacists Practicing in Maryland. (a) Earn 30 hours of approved CE within the 2-year period immediately preceding the license expiration date
.06 Accredited Continuing Education Programs. A. The Board and the following providers are approved for any programs they offer which otherwise qualify for continuing education (CE) credit: (1) American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);”
EMS workers: Our courses count in MA as acceptable CME
105 CMR 170.000: Emergency Medical Services System 170.810: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic CPR training must be obtained through an instructor-led program or blended learning experience with an in-person hands-on skills evaluation, and must include a cognitive examination
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in MA
- Application for Body Art Practitioner Permit (E) Practitioner Training and Experience (2) Training for all practitioners shall be approved by the Board and, at a minimum, shall include the following: (a) bloodborne pathogen training program (or equivalent) which includes infectious disease control; waste disposal; handwashing techniques; sterilization equipment operation and methods; and sanitization, disinfection and sterilization methods and techniques; and (b) First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Examples of courses approved by the Board include “Preventing Disease Transmission” (American Red Cross) and “Bloodborne Pathogen Training” (U.S. OSHA). Training/courses provided by professional body art organizations or associations or by equipment manufacturers may also be submitted to the Board for approval.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Fall River Fire Department / 5140 Commerce Dr Fall River, MA 2720
Cape Cod CPR and First Aid Training / 51070 Rte 134 S. Dennis, MA 2660
Sturdy Memorial Hospital / 5211 Park St. PO Box 2963 Attleboro, MA 02703-0963
Cataldo Ambulance / 525 Eastern Avenue Malden, MA 2148
Pro EMS / 531 Smith Pl Cambridge, MA 02138-1007
Total number of locations: 51. 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.
Game, set and CPR
Two off duty firefighters were enjoying a football game at the Gillette stadium when they noticed a man screaming at his father. John Tuomi and Jim Crocker quickly jumped to action and immediately noticed the old man suffering from a heart attack, they began CPR maneuvers while the son called for EMT services. In a matter of minutes they managed to jump start his heart back again just in time for the ambulance to arrive Their willingness to get involved and engage in CPR immediately had a lot to do with saving this gentleman's life," said fire department chief Roger Hatfield, praising the heroic firefighters for their duty.