State acceptance in New Hampshire
Physicians: We are accepted by the NH Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
TITLE XXX OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS CHAPTER 329 PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS Renewal of Licenses Section 329:16-g 329:16-g Continuing Medical Education Requirement. — As a condition of renewal of license, the board shall require each licensee to show proof at least at every biennial license renewal that the licensee has completed 100 hours of approved continuing medical education program within the preceding 2 years.
According to Mary West, the CME Coordinator:
NH physicians are required to document 100 credits of CME obtained in the two calendar years prior to their license renewal. Of those, 40 must be AMA PRA Category 1 credit. The remaining 60 credits may be either Category 1 or Category 2 (journal reading, writing, teaching, etc.)
Nurses: We are accepted by the NH Board of Nursing because ACLS and BLS are eligible for continuing education credit
Continuing Education Requirements RN/LPN 30 contact hours in 2 years immediately preceding license application including workshops, conferences, lectures or other education offerings designed to enhance nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills.
Activities/Topics Eligible for Continuing Education: Initial or renewal of ACLS/BLS certification
Dentists: We are accepted by the NH Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP and we offer a hands on component for certification
As of 10/5/15, CPR must include hands on component.
Den 403.03 Continuing Education Requirement. (b) Dentists with an active New Hampshire license shall complete a minimum of 40 CEUs of continuing education per biennium. At least 30 CEUs shall be earned in clinical dental care subjects, including successful completion of a BLS-HCP course as specified in Den 403.07(b) Den 403.07 Categories of Credit. (a) A licensee shall be entitled to obtain up to 100% of the required CEUs in any or all of the following categories: (1) Education and scientific courses sponsored or approved by the following:
a. American Dental Association, component societies and constituent societies;
(b) A licensee shall receive credit for 3 CEUs per year with a maximum of 6 CEUs per biennium for successful completion of BLS-HCP course(s) given by an American Heart Association, Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Safety and Health Institute qualified instructor, or sponsored or approved by organizations referenced in Den 403.07 (a)(1). BLS-HCP shall be considered a clinical care subject. By April 1, 2016, a licensee shall be certified in BLS-HCP (basic life support for healthcare providers).”
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the NH Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
NH Pharmacist Continuing Education Requirements All pharmacists licensed in New Hampshire are required to earn a minimum of 1.5 CEU’s (15-hours) during the 12 months immediately preceding the license renewal date of January 1’st. At least 0.5 CEU’s (5-hours) shall be earned in a didactic (live) setting. In order to be recognized and accepted in New Hampshire, continuing education must fall into one of the following categories: (1) Accredited programs and/or courses” - means continuing education sponsored by providers which are approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) (3) AMA Category I programs - means all programs accepted by the American Medical Association in (CME) Category I.
EMS workers: Our courses count in NH as acceptable CME because our courses meet ILCOR requirements
According to Liza Burrill, Education Regulation & System Development personnel at the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services:
Programs that meet the ILCOR / AHA standards for professional rescuer. . . . .it is not a NH requirements but a national certification requirement. . . .NH EMS licensing is predicated on valid possession of a National Registry card, which requires documentation of professional rescuer level CPR.
Tattoo artists: Our bloodborne pathogen course is acceptable in NH
(2) Evidence of 3 hours of continuing education for each body art classification held by a licensee pursuant to RSA 314-A:5, in subject areas including, but not limited to: a. Basic first aid; b. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification; c. The prevention of disease transmission and blood-borne pathogens;
(m) The center director, site director, family child care provider, and all staff used to meet staff to child ratios shall: (1) Be certified in pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid within 90 days of the first date of employment; (2) Obtain certification in (m)(1) above by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, Emergency Care and Safety Institute, National Safety Council, or other nationally recognized organization; and (3) Maintain current certifications required in (m)(1) above. (n) During all operating hours, on and off premises, there shall be at least one staff person who is trained and currently certified as specified in (m) above, with all children. (o) CPR and first aid training as specified in (m) above may be received via correspondence or online, provided a skill test is required to be performed prior to becoming certified. (p) Programs shall maintain on file, available for review by the department, copies of current CPR and first aid certificates and licenses. (q) Programs shall have on the premises and on all field trips, a selection of non-expired first aid supplies adequate to meet the needs of the children.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Advanced Life Support Institute / 5Advanced Life Support Institute Conway, NH (03818
Advanced Life Support Institute / 5PO Box 2680 Conway, NH 3818
McGregor Memorial Ambulance Inc d/b/a Durham Ambulance Corps / 547 College Rd Durham, NH 03824-2620
New London Hospital / 5270 County Rd New London, NH 03257-5734
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Ctr / 51 Medical Center Dr Lebanon, NH 03756-1000
Total number of locations: 13.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.