State acceptance in Wisconsin
Physicians: We are accepted by the WI Board of Medicine because we are accredited by AMA (category 1)
Physician - Continuing Education 30 hours of Category 1 AMA or AOA is required.
Dentists: We are accepted by the WI Board of Dentistry because we are accredited by ADA CERP
DE 13.03 Continuing education requirements for dentists. (1) a dentist shall complete 30 credit hours of continuing education related to the practice of dentistry or the practice of medicine DE 13.05 Criteria for acceptance of continuing education programs. (a) The subject matter of the continuing education program relates to the practice of dentistry or the practice of medicine. (b) The continuing education program is one of the following:
- Sponsored or recognized by a local, state, regional, national, or international dental or medical professional organization.
- A college level course that is offered by a postsecondary institution accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation or a successor agency, or by another recognized accrediting body.
Pharmacists: We are accepted by the WI Board of Pharmacy because we are ACPE accredited
Immunizations Administered by Pharmacists Qualifications: Maintains current certification in basic life-support training, including basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We accept the CPR courses approved by the DHHR, Bureau of Medical Services, for Provider Training. The following courses are accepted; American Heart Association, American Red Cross, American Health & Safety Institute, American CPR, National Safety Council, and Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ESCI).
Upon renewal of an existing Immunization Permit a minimum of two (2) hours annually of continuing education related to immunizations is required. The continuing education must be by a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (A.C.P.E.).
Q. I am registered as a consultant pharmacist [and/or immunizing pharmacist] and registered pharmacist. Can the CPE hours I’ve completed for my consultant license [and/or immunizing pharmacist permit] be applied towards the 30 hours needed to renew my pharmacist license? A. Yes, the hours can count toward your 30 required total CPE hours.
EMS workers: Our courses count in WI as acceptable CME
Any entity that conducts Advanced Life Support education for inital certification must have their ALS program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
If you prefer sit-down, in-person training for ACLS, we have you covered.
Emergency Response Technologies LLC / 519216 101st Street Bristol, WI 53104
Center for Healthcare Education & Simulation CHES / 53001 W Beltline Highway Madison, WI 53713
First Aid Plus / 513620 W Capitol Dr, Suite D Brookfield, WI 53005
Fox Valley Technical College / 5W6400 Road BB Appleton, WI 54914-1643
Sacred Heart Hospital / 5900 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701-6122
Total number of locations: 22. These locations CAN provide American Heart Association-branded provider cards if needed.
To schedule a session, please see our in-person scheduling page.
Were you a hero today?
We invite our present and past students to share stories of when they have performed life saving techniques.
My neighbor was stung by a bee and went into anaphylactic shock and collapsed on their kitchen floor. His wife had their 3 daughters run over to our house to get me because I am a nurse. My husband called 911 and I did CPR for about 5 minutes before paramedics arrived. His wife and oldest daughter both stayed and I encouraged them to keep talking to him. We all played a vital role in helping save their husband & father! It was a team effort with a very happy ending and now an epi-pen! 😊
Awesome work Erin! Way to keep calm under pressure!
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.
3-month-old infant save by firefighter
"Firefighter Wargolet was returning home with his family. He noticed a vehicle was attempting to get the attention of other passing vehicles. Wargolet stops and helps. immediately handed a 3-month-old infant that was not breathing and did not have a pulse, he performs CPR right away, after 2 minutes baby began breathing again and crying. they transferred the baby boy to the hospital, and he recovered and been released. "
Triathlon nurse save by her dad
Alicia Bravo is an ER Nurse and Racer. While visiting her parents at Wisconsin. she decided to swim across the lake and run because she was preparing for a triathlon. As she began to swim with her dad, sister, son, brother-in-law, and nieces joining alongside in a boat. After a minute of swimming, her dad heard Brava calling for help. He threw her a flotation device but Bravo is not moving so her sister jump in and quickly pull Bravo carefully going to the boat. Her father was a ski patrol for 35 years and knows how to do CPR, upon checking bravo is not breathing so he immediately does the CPR and shout to call for 911. Her father continue doing the CPR while waiting for medical help. At the dock, her husband, a patrol officer and a neighbor firefighter took turns doing CPR until the EMS crew arrived. The EMS crew need Bravo to get her away from water to use an AED to shock her heart back into rhythm. but to be able to do that they need to cross steep stairs and narrow ramp to shore but that will stop doing the CPR, luckily the EMS crew the chest compression system a device keeping her blood pumping while transferring her to dry place and they successfully back her heart into rhythm. And transported to the medical center and the doctors implanted in her chest a cardioverter-defibrillator to shock her heart.