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.
International Heart Institute of MT / 500 W Broadway Ste 350 Missoula, MT 59802-4015
St. Peter’s Hospital / 2475 E Broadway St Helena, MT 59601-4928
St. Vincent Healthcare / 1233 N. 30th Billings, MT 59101
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.
Two Residents Saved by Firefighters
"Fire Department Battalion Chief James Garrett told the Kansas City Star ( ) that the building was already heavily damaged when firefighters arrived. Fire Chief Paul Berardi said two other firefighters were injured Monday night as the massive fire engulfed the building on the city's northeast side. (AP) — Two firefighters who saved two residents from a burning apartment building in Kansas City were killed when the structure collapsed around them just minutes later, authorities said."