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.
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center / 736 Battlefield Blvd N Chesapeake, VA 23320-4941
Heartstarts, LLC / 7001 Loisdale Road, Suite C Springfield, VA 22150
Tidewater Center for Life Support Training / 358 Mowbray Arch Norfolk, VA 23507
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.
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.