Continuing Medical Education

Below is a list of Certification Programs that are preapproved for Category 1 CME and the maximum amount of CME credits they are worth. The following programs are preapproved (sponsored) by AAPA regardless of who presents the programs or where they are presented. Completion of any program is necessary to log the credits toward the CME requirement. You may earn and apply CME credits for the same certification program once in a calendar year and no more than twice per logging cycle. To log a Certification Program, sign in to your personal certification record.

When logging Category 1 CME credits for a certification program below that has a range of hours, you will log the amount of hours you spent completing the course within that range, but no more than the maximum amount of Category 1 credits listed. If you have a certificate that awards a specific amount of Category 1 credits for completing the program, you should log the amount of Category 1 credits awarded on the certificate, not exceeding the maximum amount of Category 1 hours listed for the program below.

Certification Program Title Category 1 (Preapproved) Credits
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support Pre-hospital Course 6
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support - Provider Course 7
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support - Instructor Course 4.5
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support 8-16
ACLS Instructor - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor 8
ACLS EP - Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Experienced Provider 9-10
ADLS - Advanced Disaster Life Support 13
ALS PEPP - American Academy of Pediatrics 13
ALSO - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics - Instructor Course 7.75
ALSO - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics - Provider Course 18.25
APLS - Advanced Pediatric Life Support 14.5
Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course - Phase I 50
Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course - Phase II 50
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - Physician Extenders - 2 day course 19
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 2 day course 19
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 2.5 day course 19
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - Instructor Course 12
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 1 day refresher 7
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 1/2 day refresher 5
AWLS - Advanced Wilderness Life Support 17.5 or 24.5
BDLS - Basic Disaster Life Support 7.5
BLS - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (aka BCLS) 6-8
BLS Instructor - Basic Life Support Instructor Course 6-8
BLS PEPP - Basic Life Support for Prehospital Professionals 8
BTLS - Basic Trauma Life Support 16
C4 - Combat Casualty Care Course 49
CDLS - Core Disaster Life Support 3.5
CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer 9
FCCS - Fundamental Critical Care Support 16
Heartsaver CPR - All Ages 5.5-6
Heartsaver CPR - Adult only 3
Heartsaver CPR - Infant/Child only 3
Heartsaver AED - Adult only 3
Heartsaver AED - Adult AED and Infant/Child CPR 6.25
Heartsaver First Aid 3-4
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED 6-7
Heartsaver First Aid - Pediatric Module (infant/child CPR & child AED) 3.5
ITLS Access - International Trauma Life Support Access 8
ITLS Advanced - International Trauma Life Support Advanced 16
ITLS Basic - International Trauma Life Support Basic 16
ITLS Military - International Trauma Life Support Military 8
ITLS Pediatrics - International Trauma Life Support Pediatrics 8
ITLS Instructor - International Trauma Life Support Instructor 8
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program 8
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support 16
PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support - Provider 16-20
PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support - Instructor 8
PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support - Refresher 8
WALS - Wilderness Advanced Life Support 36

 

*NCCPA will accept a letter of audit for this course.