Updates on CPR & Continuing Education

Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021

CPR

Per the Governor’s proclamation, which was issued on March 22, 2020, new applicants for licensure or registration are permitted to take an online CPR course.  Evidence of the hands-on component is required to be submitted to the Board office within 6 months after the proclamation expires.  This information can be emailed to idb@iowa.gov

For CPR renewal, any individual whose CPR certification expires between March 22, 2020 and December 31, 2021 may take the online course only.  Effective January 1, 2022, the hands-on component will be required.  


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Self-study limits for continuing education have been lifted by the Board for the 2021 renewal cycle for dental hygienists and dental assistants.  Self-study limits for the 2022 renewal period for dentists have been increased from 12 hours to 18 hours.  As a reminder, self-study is defined in IAC 650-25.1 as follows:

“Self-study activities” means the study of something by oneself, without direct supervision or attendance in a class. “Self-study activities” may include Internet-based coursework, television viewing, video programs, correspondence work or research, or computer programs that are interactive and require branching, navigation, participation and decision-making on the part of the viewer. Internet-based webinars which include the involvement of an instructor and participants in real time, and which allow for communication with the instructor through messaging, telephone or other means shall not be construed to be self-study activities.”

For those who intend to renew on active status, and do not qualify for a continuing education exemption, please refer to the following information for guidance.

2021 RENEWAL CYCLE

Dental Hygienists:

30 hours of continuing education are required. The 12-hour limit on self-study activities is waived for the 2021 renewal period.

Required Courses for Dental Hygienists:

  1. Mandatory reporter training for child abuse and dependent adult abuse for those who practice in Iowa.  For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(2)
  2. CPR. For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(3).
  3. Minimum of 1 hour in infection control. For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(4)
  4. Minimum of 1 hour in jurisprudence. For more information, refer to IAC 650 – 25.5(5)

 To review the list of acceptable courses, click here.   

Dental Assistants:

20 hours of continuing education are required. The 12-hour limit on self-study activities is waived for the 2021 renewal period.

Required Courses for Dental Assistants:

  1. Mandatory reporter training for child abuse and dependent adult abuse for those who practice in Iowa.  For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(2)
  2. CPR. For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(3).
  3. Minimum of 1 hour in infection control. For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(4)
  4. Minimum of 1 hour in jurisprudence. For more information, refer to IAC 650 – 25.5(5)
  5. Minimum of 2 hours in dental radiography for those with a radiography qualification.  For more information, refer to IAC 650 – 25.2(3).

To review the list of acceptable courses, click here.   
 

2022 RENEWAL CYCLE  

Dentists:

30 hours of continuing education are required.  The limit on self-study activities has been increased from 12 hours to 18 hours for the 2022 renewal period.

Required Courses for Dentists:

  1. Mandatory reporter training for child abuse and dependent adult abuse for those who practice in Iowa.  For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(2)
  2. CPR. For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(3).
  3. Minimum of 1 hour in infection control. For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(4)
  4. Minimum of 1 hour in jurisprudence. For more information, refer to IAC 650 – 25.5(5)
  5. Minimum of 1 hour on opioids for any dentist who has prescribed opioids to a patient during the biennium renewal period.  For more information, refer to IAC 650 - 25.4(6).

 To review the list of acceptable courses, click here.   

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