State acceptance in Montana
Physicians: Our course is AMA accredited
While there are no CME requirements for physicians in Montana, your hospital may appreciate knowing we are accredited.
Nurses: We are accepted by the MT Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
E. Continuing Education Requirements: 24 contact hours of continuing education every two years due by the time of license renewal. 24.159.2101 STANDARDS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION (1) Continuing education for nurses is formal training that: (a) provides new knowledge and skills to assist with advanced clinical decision making; (b) offers greater depth of knowledge and skills in a particular area of nursing role or practice; (c) enhances professional attitudes and behaviors; (d) advances career goals; (e) promotes professional development and currency in nursing practice; (f) supports innovation and creativity in nursing practice; (g) implements change within the individual’s nursing practice and within healthcare; or (h) addresses new and developing standards of nursing practice. (2) To qualify as contact hours, continuing education courses must be approved by an accrediting organization or provided by an academic institution of higher learning, a continuing education provider, or an APRN certifying body.
Dentists: We are accepted by the MT Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
24.138.2104 REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS (a) for dentists, 60 per three-year cycle. (3) Courses that are unacceptable for continuing education credit include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: (e) basic life support/CPR.
24.138.403 MANDATORY CERTIFICATION (1) All licensed active status dentists, dental hygienists, and denturists shall possess a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), or pediatric advanced life support (PALS) card. (4) Internet CPR, ACLS, or PALS courses will be accepted if a hands-on evaluation of clinical competency is also included.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the MT Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
How many hours of continuing education unit (CEU) is required for a pharmacist license?
The Board requires 1.5 CEU (15 clock hours) with a minimum of 5 hours to be obtained in an approved group setting or 2.0 CEU (20 clock hours) if you do not take at least 5 hours in an approved group program.
24.174.2106 REGISTERED PHARMACIST CONTINUING EDUCATION - APPROVED PROGRAMS (1) Continuing education programs sponsored by providers that are approved by the following organizations will automatically qualify for continuing education credit: (a) the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE);
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in MT
37.112.129 BLOOD-BORNE PATHOGEN EXPOSURE CONTROL (1) An establishment operator employing at least one artist shall meet the applicable requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1030, which provides standards for blood-borne pathogen exposure control as promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The department hereby adopts and incorporates by reference 29 CFR 1910.1030. Copies of 29 CFR 1910.1030 may be obtained by contacting the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Public Health and Safety Division, Food and Consumer Safety Section, 1400 Broadway, P.O. Box 202951, Helena, MT 59620-2951.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Bozeman Health Cardiovascular / 5915 Highland Blvd Bozeman, MT 59715-6902
International Heart Institute of MT / 5500 W Broadway Ste 350 Missoula, MT 59802-4015
St. Peter’s Hospital / 52475 E Broadway St Helena, MT 59601-4928
Montana Health Network Training Center / 511 South 7th Street Suite 241 Miles City, MT 59301
Billings Clinic / 52800 10th Ave N Attn: Training Center Billings, MT 59101-0703
Total number of locations: 8. 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.
31-year-old Colorado man saved by regional healthcare providers
A 31-year-old Colorado man participated in a ski mountaineering race at Whitefish Mountain Resort where he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately, three regional healthcare providers also participated in that race. They checked for a pulse and then started providing chest compressions. Ski patrol reached a location with AED in about 10 minutes, and after 30 minutes they reached down the mountain. A waiting ambulance gave him an epinephrine injection which helped him get his pulse back. He was driven to KRMC then, where he stayed until Jan 13, now he's recovering with his family in Minnesota.
Woman in mild electric shock rescued by bystanders and responders
A woman who touched a live wire got an electric shock at a park that Saturday afternoon. Bystanders who saw the woman came to her rescue and immediately performed CPR. They stopped CPR when the woman's pulse was restored. One bystander, John who was with his daughters saw what happened John used his pen to pull the woman out of the wire. John knew he couldn't use his hand because he too would be electrocuted. Responders from the Billings Fire Department arrived and later brought her to the hospital.
Bystander's CPR saved a life
Brett Trudo saw a man turning blue while walking out of the store. The man's wife was asking for help so he stepped in without any hesitation and checked for a pulse, when he couldn't find any pulse he started providing CPR. There was another man Jim Werner who saw Brett providing CPR to the stranger. They both alternated and provided CPR. This act saved the life of the man who later learned CPR.