State acceptance in Tennessee
Physicians: We are accepted by the TN Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
- QUESTION: How do I know whether a particular course is acceptable to the Board? ANSWER: The course must be sponsored by an organization accredited as a sponsor of continuing medical education by either the Accrediting Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or by a state medical association recognized by the ACCME as an intrastate accreditor of sponsors of continuing medical education, and the course must either award AMA Category 1 credits or be designated by the AAFP as meeting the criteria of the AAFP’s prescribed credit.
Dentists: We are accepted by the TN Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
40 hours of continuing education during the two calendar year cycle According to the Tennessee Board of Dentistry rules, acceptable continuing education is: Courses sponsored or approved by any of the following organizations: American Dental Association or its constituent or component societies The hours necessary to obtain or maintain C.P.R. may be counted as continuing education hours Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is defined as successful completion of a BLS Healthcare Provider course, or CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, or an equivalent course, which provides training for healthcare professionals in CPR and the use of an AED. The course must be conducted in person and include a skills examination on a manikin with a certified instructor. Verification links:
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the TN Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
CHAPTER 1140-05 CONTINUING EDUCATION 1140-05-.01 REQUIREMENTS FOR PHARMACIST LICENSE RENEWAL. (1) Every person licensed as a pharmacist shall complete at least thirty (30) hours of continuing pharmaceutical education during each two (2) year license cycle. The required thirty (30) hours shall consist of at least fifteen (15) hours obtained through live contract programs.
1140-05-.03 RECOGNITION OF PROGRAMS. The board will recognize any continuing pharmaceutical education hours obtained from an ACPEapproved provider. Verification links:
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
CPR Nashville / 5016 Thoroughbred Lane Brentwood, TN 37027
EXTENDLIFE Training Systems / 3335 Ringgold Road Suite 102 Chattanooga, TN 37412
First Call Ambulance Service of Tennessee / 120 Stones River Road Lavergne (Nashville), TN 30786
Total number of locations: 38. 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.
Woman Saved by Police
Cadden, of Avon and Somerset police, said: “I managed to get to the woman just in time and stop her from falling but had the man not come to help me, I physically would not have been able to pull the woman back over the fence to safety and she may have lost her life.
YMCA staff Save Man's Life
While working out at the YMCA, a man heard cries for help and when he went to see, he called 911. A man had collapsed on the floor. Christian Buitron who is the aquatics coordinator and chief lifeguard began performing CPR and used the ADE machine that was closeby. Jessica Nolan assisted Buitron as they switched off giving compressions. When paramedics arrived, the man had responded and was breathing on his own. He was taken to the hospital and has now recovered.
Home team and away team football team pray for collapsed player
Linebacker Michael Roach collapsed on the field during a football game. The training staff on the field during the game got to him first and began CPR. The Putnam County Emergency Medical Services responded quickly and took over performing CPR and used a defibrillator, that is when Roach's pulse came back. While Roach was on the field and emergency services were working to get his start beating again all the players on the field took a knee and prayed together. When Roach had been removed from the field the tied game continued and Roach's team won. It was announced to the stadium that Roach was at the hospital and was breathing on his own again.
Teen Saves Life of Toddler During Shift at Restaurant
Kaela Eads saved the life of a toddler using the training she received in a high-school CPR course. A woman ran up to the drive through window with her son in her hands. Eads sprang into action despite her doubts that training on a dummy might be insufficient. The child began breathing on his own and was taken to the hospital.