State acceptance in Virginia
Physicians: We are accepted by the VA Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
PhysicianCE_form (1).doc Content of the Regulation Number of Hours Required: In order to renew an active license biennially, the practitioner must complete the Continued Competency Activity and Assessment Form, which is provided by the Board and must indicate completion of at least 60 hours of continuing learning activities.
30 hours shall be Type 1 continuing learning activities as documented by an accredited sponsor or organization sanctioned by the profession to designate learning activities for credit or other value. Remaining hours may be gained through self-study or other Type I activities. All 60 hours required by the Board may be Type 1 hours.
Hours/Type Must be offered by an accredited sponsor or organization which is sanctioned by the profession and which provides documentation of hours to the practitioner (For example: American Medical Association PRA category 1;
Nurses: We are accepted by the VA Board of Nursing because we are ANCC accredited
18VAC90-20-221. Continued competency requirements for renewal of an active license. A. In order to renew an active nursing license, a licensee shall complete at least one of the following learning activities or courses:
- Fifteen contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences, or courses relevant to the practice of nursing and 640 hours of active practice as a nurse; or
- Thirty contact hours of workshops, seminars, conferences, or courses relevant to the practice of nursing.
B. To meet requirements of subdivision A 8 or 9 of this section, workshops, seminars, conferences, or courses shall be offered by a provider recognized or approved by one of the following:
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)/American Nurses Association (ANA);
Dentists: We are accepted by the VA Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
Select: Chapter 21 Reference Guide 18VAC60-21-250. Requirements for continuing education A. A dentist shall complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education, which meets the requirements for content
- A dentist shall maintain current training certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation with hands-on airway training C. Continuing education credit may be earned for verifiable attendance at or participation in any course, to include audio and video presentations, that meets the requirements in subsection B of this section and is given by one of the following sponsors:
- The American Dental Association
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the VA Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
§ 54.1-3314.1. Continuing education requirements; exemptions; extensions; procedures; out-of-state licensees; nonpractice licenses. A. Each pharmacist shall have obtained a minimum of 15 continuing education hours of pharmaceutical education through an approved continuing pharmaceutical education program during the year immediately preceding his license renewal date.
Q. Do I have to obtain credits from any particular providers? A. Yes. In order to meet the CPE requirements, courses must be either ACPE approved or certain Category 1 CME or a program approved by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy. Any credits taken that do not meet these requirements cannot be used to satisfy CPE hours.
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
The Heart Center / 51800 Diagonal Rd., Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314
Health Educators Inc / 52201-A E. Parham Rd Henrico, VA 23228-2713
MediCorp Health Sys./M.Wash.Hospital / 52301 Fall Hill Avenue, Suite 102 Down the street from the hospital Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Central Shenandoah Emergency Medical Services Council / 52312 W Beverley St. Attn: Chandra Traylor Staunton, VA 24401-2904
Southwest Virginia EMS Council, Inc. / 5306 Piedmont Ave Bristol, VA 24201-4022
Total number of locations: 33. 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.
Scouting help save man's life
The 19-year-old University of Virginia and Eagle Scout, Spencer Buddington, administered chest compression to the store owner’s friend, James Ward, who had suffered a heart attack and was unconscious. Instead of panicking during the compressions as one of the man’s ribs cracked, he continued administering CRP until EMTs arrived. His scout training prepared him for something like that to happen. After more than a week in the hospital, Ward recovered and called to thank Buddington for his quick thinking and actions.
Thank you wife
In May 2019. Joseph Branham and Rebecca Branham bought a house together and 10 days after he retired from the city of Portsmouth after 35 years they got married on May 25, and because Joseph does not want to be empty in retirement, he began working for FedEx, and part of his job is to lift heavy boxes. and every time he went home he thought that he was just exhausted from work. Like other newlyweds couple, the night of Joseph's heart attack, the couple just have dinner, after at around 8 pm they went to bed to watch TV before falling asleep. Rebecca has training on CPR she had with her employer, and that night Rebecca's instincts kicked in and began doing CPR on her husband after going to her phone to call 911, after 10-15 minutes police and other first responders arrived and continue what Rebecca's started. His first memory after his heart attack was when paramedics were transporting him to the ambulance as they took him to Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth. Dr. Bhavdeep Gupta performed surgery to clear up his 100-percent blocked artery and talking to Joseph while going to the operating room, making him feel comfortable and said his wife’s actions doing the CPR right away is a big help to avoid critical in brain damage.The surgery was performed in less than 90 minutes, Joseph was allowed to go home wearing a LifeVest, a personal defibrillator for people at risk of sudden cardiac arrest after four days. And the doctor said that Joseph has a good and quick recovery of cardiac arrest.
Trail running man saved by CPR angel
A Roanoke man was doing his daily trail running when he suddenly experienced a heart attack. He was alone, but thankfully, there were people who came to his aid. One was checking his pulse while another was calling the emergency hotline for assistance. A woman with CPR training happened to walk by and she immediately sprang to help the ailing man. She applied chest compressions until the EMTs arrived. The man was taken to the hospital for immediate care and medical intervention. His partner said that he is recovering well. They want to thank that mystery woman, that angel, who worked so hard to preserve his life.