State acceptance in New Mexico
Physicians: We are accepted by the NM Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
COMBINE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES AND ACTIVITIES FOR A TOTAL OF 75 HOURS TO COMPLETE YOUR TRIENNIAL CME REQUIREMENTS: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Clinical courses certified by an accredited sponsor of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are acceptable for credit.
Nurses: We are accepted by the NM Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited. The ANCC is a nationally recognized organization
RNs need 30 CEs to renew their license: 220.127.116.11.L. 2.(i) NMAC
18.104.22.168 CONTINUING EDUCATION C. Approved continuing education. To be acceptable in New Mexico, the CE activity must have been approved by a recognized approval body and must enhance the licensee’s scope of professional development as related to his/her activities in nursing. The participant must receive a certificate of attendance which validates the number of approved CE hours awarded, name of the participant, sponsoring agency, approval body and date attended. Correspondence courses and home-study programs are acceptable, if approved. (1) Recognized approval bodies for CE for nurses. (a) National or state recognized nursing organizations. (b) Other state boards of nursing. (c) New Mexico board-approved local monitoring systems.
Dentists: We are accepted by the NM Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
60 hours of continuing education are required during each triennial renewal cycle, a max of 30 hrs can be online, webinars or self study
Rule pertaining to CPR: 16.5.1 - General Provisions (6) Basic life support (BLS) or cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is not allowed thru a self-study course, a hands-on course is required.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the NM Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
22.214.171.124 CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A. ….. Continuing pharmacy education approved in New Mexico shall be limited to programs and activities offered by the accredidation council for pharmacy education (ACPE), approved provider, programs or courses approved by other state baords of pharmacy and pharmacy law programs offered by the New Mexico board of pharmacy. B. Continuing pharmacy education, certified as completed by an approved provider will be required of a registered pharmacist who applies for renewal of New Mexico registration as follows: 3.0 CEU (30 contact hours) every two years.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Lifesavers NM CPR / 52103 Golf Course St. SE. Suite D Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Region 2 EMS / 5300 S. Water Las Cruces, NM 88001
Lovelace Health System Inc. / 5601 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87102-3619
EMS Region III / 52421 E 21st St Clovis, NM 88101-3996
New Mexico Veterans Center / 5922 S Broadway St Truth OR Consequences, NM 87901-3198
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.
A teen rescued a three-year-old from near-drowning
Thirteen-year-old Kaydence Henslee was with her family enjoying a spring break trip when she saw a baby girl Haven floating face down in the deep end. She pulled her out of the water, the baby's lips were purple. A bystander performed CPR and the baby girl was rushed to the hospital.
New Mexico — Woman saves a 3-year-old boy using CPR
Brittany Trujillo was at El Paso International Airport when she saw a woman holding a boy in her arms, and the boy collapsed. She has trained for her certification for CPR and AED just 10 days ago. She immediately provided 65 compressions in a minute, he started breathing and barely moved. The boy opened his eyes a few minutes later.