State acceptance in New Jersey
Physicians: We are accepted by the NJ Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
45:9-7.1 Continuing medical education required as condition for biennial registration.
- a. Except as provided in paragraph (2) of subsection d. of this section, the State Board of Medical Examiners shall require each person licensed as a physician, as a condition for biennial registration pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1971, c.236 (C.45:9-6.1), or as a podiatrist, as a condition for biennial registration pursuant to R.S.45:5-9, to complete a requisite number of credits of continuing medical education, all of which shall be in Category I or Category II as defined in subsection i. of this section.
i. As used in this section: “Category I and Category II means those categories of medical education courses recognized by the American Medical Association,
Nurses: We are accepted by the NJ Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Each licensee must complete a minimum of 30 hours of CE credits during the two-year period preceding renewal.
d) A registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse may obtain continuing education hours from the following: 3) Successful completion of continuing medical education courses recognized by the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association or the American Podiatric Medical Association: one hour for each 60 minutes of attendance;”
Dentists: NJ accepts BLS and ACLS as continuing education credits. Additionally, our ACLS and BLS courses are ADA accredited.
Select: Chapter 30 New Jersey Board of Dentistry Regulations 40 hours of continuing dental education iii) A maximum of five hours of continuing education credit shall be given to a student or an instructor for basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation courses and a maximum of 15 hours of continuing education credit shall be given to a student or an instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the NJ Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
Click on Chapter 39 State Board of Pharmacy Regulations 13:39-3A.1 CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT HOUR REQUIREMENTS a) Each applicant for biennial license renewal shall complete a minimum of 30 credits of continuing education during the preceding biennial period
13:39-3A.2 CRITERIA FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT a) A licensee may obtain continuing education credit from the following categories: 1) Programs or courses offered by American Council of Pharmaceutical Education approved providers;
13:39-4.21 PROCEDURES FOR PHYSICIAN ORDERED OR GOVERNMENT SPONSORED IMMUNIZATIONS PERFORMED BY PHARMACISTS 2) Current certification in the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) protocol, the Red Cross Adult Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) protocol for health care providers
EMS Workers: Our courses count in NJ as acceptable CME
NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE TITLE 8. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES CHAPTER 40A. EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS-BASICS: TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION SUBCHAPTER 1. AUTHORITY, SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS 37 N.J. Reg. No. 2 “CPR certification means valid certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the level of the Professional Rescuer or Health Care Provider as issued by the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the National Safety Council or other entity determined by the Department to comply with AHA CPR Guidelines.”
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Capital Health Systems / 832 Brunswick Ave., 2nd Floor Trenton, NJ 08638-3847
Less Stress Instructional Services / 130 Ryerson Ave, Suite 210 Wayne, NJ 7470
LifeSavers Inc. / 39 Plymouth Street Fairfield, NJ 7004
Total number of locations: 30. 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.
Lifeguard saves the life of a man at the pool
A lifeguard had the chance to save a life when he pulled a 24 year old man from a pool. After a man had spotted the drowned individual he called for help and the Lifeguard quickly rushed to check for vital signs and administer CPR techniques until the EMTs and Princeton officer arrived and transported the almost dying man to a medical center.
CPR on jury duty
A 68-year-old man collapsed due to a seizure at jury duty pool. That is when Edison Police Sergeant Michael Carter jumped into action to administer CPR to the almost dying man. “My training just kicked into gear, Thankfully, I was in the right place at the right time for this gentleman,” said the heroic officer. He continued CPR while waiting for the rest of the officers to arrive with a portable defibrillator, a shock was given and EMTs arrived to stablize the man and transport him to the hospital.