South Dakota Online ACLS Recertification

Up to 8 AMA credits each (see below)

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State acceptance in South Dakota

Physicians: SD does not require physicians to seek continuing medical education credits. Your hospital may be pleased to know that we are accredited by AMA (category 1)

South Dakota does not require continuing education as part of a physician license renewal.” Verification links:

Nurses: CEs are not required in South Dakota. Your hospital may require an ANCC accredited course and we are ANCC accredited

CE’s not required in South Dakota

Q. Does South Dakota require continuing education units to renew a nursing license? A. Continuing education units (CEUs) are not required for nursing licensure.

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Pharmacists: We are accepted by the SD 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,

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In-person training

If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.

Brookings Area CPR CTC / 5213 1st St SW Lake Preston, SD 57249

Western Dakota Technical Institute / 5800 Mickelson Dr Rapid City, SD 57703-4018

Avera School of EMS / 53936 S Western Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System / 5401 9th Ave NW PO BOX 1210 Watertown, SD 57201

HeartStarters LLC / 54600 S Nathan Ave Attn:mary Houska Sioux Falls, SD 57103-5835

Total number of locations: 11. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.

To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.


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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 Friends to the Rescue

"It was an ordinary day for Bill Winness and his two friends who’re walking on Western Mall. When Keith Clark started to feel dizzy and suffering a heart attack. His two friends Grab right away the AED and perform CPR. Good thing Winness was trained enough on how to use AED and perform CPR. Clark is very lucky to have a friend who knows what to do during that situation, what they just did is they helped Clark to provide the necessary oxygen that the brain needs and help his heart pump blood while waiting for the emergency responders. And that’s how Clark preserved his life. And Now, the two friends still continue doing their morning routine and wait for Clark until he gets better. "

Full story / April 05, 2019