Preapproved Certification Programs

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 TitleCategory 1
(Preapproved) Credits
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support Pre-hospital Course6
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support - Provider Course7
ABLS - Advanced Burn Life Support - Instructor Course4.5
ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support8-16
ACLS Instructor - Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor8
ACLS EP - Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Experienced Provider9-10
ADLS - Advanced Disaster Life Support13
Adult CPR/AED (American Red Cross)2.75
Adult CPR/AED Challenge (American Red Cross)1
Adult CPR/AED Review (American Red Cross)1.75
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross)5.5
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Challenge (American Red Cross)1.75
Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review (American Red Cross)3.5
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED (American Red Cross)3.25
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Challenge (American Red Cross)1
Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Review (American Red Cross)2.25
Adult First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross)4.75
Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Challenge (American Red Cross)1.5

Adult First Aid/CPR/AED Review (American Red Cross)

3.25

ALS PEPP - Advanced Life Support - Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals

13
ALSO - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics - Instructor Course7.75
ALSO - Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics - Provider Course18.25
APLS - Advanced Pediatric Life Support14.5
Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course - Phase I50
Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course - Phase II50
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - Physician Extenders - 2 day course19
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 2 day course19
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 2.5 day course19
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - Instructor Course12
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 1 day refresher7
*ATLS - Advanced Trauma Life Support - 1/2 day refresher5
AWLS - Advanced Wilderness Life Support17.5 or 24.5
BDLS - Basic Disaster Life Support7.5
Bloodborne Pathogens (American Red Cross)2
BLS - Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (aka BCLS)6-8
BLS Instructor - Basic Life Support Instructor Course6-8
BLS PEPP - Basic Life Support - Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals7
BTLS - Basic Trauma Life Support16
C4 - Combat Casualty Care Course49
CDLS - Core Disaster Life Support3.5
CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer9
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers (American Red Cross)5.5
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Challenge (American Red Cross)1.75
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Review (American Red Cross)3
CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Instructor (American Red Cross)9.5
FCCS - Fundamental Critical Care Support16
First Aid (American Red Cross)3
First Aid Challenge (American Red Cross)1
First Aid Review (American Red Cross)2
First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor (American Red Cross)10
Heartsaver CPR - All Ages5.5-6
Heartsaver CPR - Adult only3
Heartsaver CPR - Infant/Child only3
Heartsaver AED - Adult only3
Heartsaver AED - Adult AED and Infant/Child CPR6.25
Heartsaver First Aid3-4
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR & AED6-7
Heartsaver First Aid - Pediatric Module (infant/child CPR & child AED)3.5
ITLS Access - International Trauma Life Support Access8
ITLS Advanced - International Trauma Life Support Advanced16
ITLS Basic - International Trauma Life Support Basic16
ITLS Military - International Trauma Life Support Military8
ITLS Pediatrics - International Trauma Life Support Pediatrics8
ITLS Instructor - International Trauma Life Support Instructor8
NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Programvaries
PALS - Pediatric Advanced Life Support16
PALS Instructor - Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor8
PEARS - Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization6.5
PEARS Update - Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization Update5-6
Pediatric CPR/AED (American Red Cross)3.25
Pediatric CPR/AED Challenge (American Red Cross)1
Pediatric CPR/AED Review (American Red Cross)2.25
Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross)5.5
Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Challenge (American Red Cross)1.75
Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Review (American Red Cross)3.5
PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support - Provider16-20
PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support - Instructor8
PHTLS - Prehospital Trauma Life Support - Refresher8
TCCC - Tactical Combat Casualty Care16
WALS - Wilderness Advanced Life Support36

 

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