State acceptance in South Carolina
Physicians: We are accepted by the SC Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
What documentation is required to renew my permanent SC License? The continued professional competency of a physician holding a permanent license must be demonstrated in the following manner: (2) For renewal of an active permanent license biennially, documented evidence of at least one of following options during the renewal period is required: (a) forty hours of Category I continuing medical education sponsored by the American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, or another organization approved by the board as having acceptable standards for courses it sponsors, at least thirty hours of which must be related directly to the licensee’s practice area;
Nurses: We are accepted by the SC Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
Reference: Nurse Practice Act Chapter 33 Section 40-33-40
(>B) Demonstration of competency for: Renewal of an active license biennially requires documented evidence of at least ONE of the following requirements during the licensure period:
- completion of thirty contact hours from a continuing education provider recognized by the board;
I. Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours
- The State Board of Nursing for South Carolina will accept continuing education contact hours approved by the following providers/ organizations: • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association (ANA)
Dentists: We are accepted by the SC Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Continuing Education 2. All dentists shall complete a minimum of fourteen (14) continuing education hours per year or twenty-eight (28) continuing education hours over two (2) years 3. The continuing education hours must be courses related to the procedures approved for each licensee/registrant such as:
(e) CPR, diet and nutrition.
- All dentists and dental hygienists must have completed an approved CPR course within three (3) years of licensure or renewal.
- Programs that meet the general requirement of Section 2. may be developed and/or endorsed by organizations and agencies such as: (a) the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry,
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the SC Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
SECTION 40-43-130 (B) Each licensed pharmacist, as a condition of an active status license renewal, shall complete fifteen hours (1.5 CEU’s) of American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) accredited continuing pharmacy education or continuing medical education (CME), Category I,
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Go CPR 123 / 5220 Appletree Lane West Columbia, SC 29170
Lowcountry Regional EMS Council / 51016 E Montague Ave North Charleston, SC 29405
Pee Dee Regional Community Training Center / 51209 West Evans Street Florence, SC 29501
Upstate EMS Council, Inc. / 5121 Interstate Blvd Unit 5B Greenville, SC 29615-5715
First Priority Medical Transport / 51831 Airport Blvd. Cayce, SC 29033
Total number of locations: 17. 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.
Bluffton — Woman saved by CPR and AED
Darla Frey collapsed on the Rose Hill tennis court. Her friends took life-saving measures i.e., calling for help and performing CPR. After almost five minutes, the EMS arrived and used AED to revive her. She returned to the tennis court and her friends were awarded for their bravery by the fire department.
Deputy Shawn saved the life of an infant by CPR
Deputy Shawn Gopaul was dispatched to a call in the Pageland area, where a kid suffering from COVID-19 was unresponsive. On reaching the scene, he provided CPR until EMS arrived. The baby was then rushed to a hospital in Charlotte. Later the baby was discharged and recovered from COVID. Deputy Shawn Gopaul was awarded the Medal of Valor.
Deputy became the godfather of the kid he saved a year ago
Deputy William Kimbro pulled over a speeding car and encountered a mother with her 12-day-old daughter who wasn't breathing. Kimbro saved the life of the baby by performing CPR on her, then handed her over to the medical professional. One year later the deputy become godfather of the baby and was awarded the sheriff’s office’s, Life-Saving Medal.