Update on CPR & Continuing Education

Date: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

CPR

CPR RECERTIFICATION

Individuals whose CPR certifications expire in 2021 may complete an online-only CPR recertification course. Individuals whose CPR certifications expire January 1, 2022 or later will be required to complete a recertification course that includes a hands-on component. The hands-on component may be completed on a manikin or dummy while meeting with an instructor online.  

INITIAL CPR CERTIFICATION

Individuals who need to complete initial CPR certification training, or whose certification has been expired for six months or longer, will need to complete CPR certification training that includes a hands-on component. The hands-on component may be completed on a manikin or dummy while meeting with an instructor online. The hands-on component does not need to be completed in person with the instructor.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Self-study limits for continuing education for the 2020 and 2021 renewal cycles were lifted as a result of the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency. The provisions, which offered regulatory relief have since expired.

At the January 29, 2021 Board meeting, the Board increased self-study limits for the 2022 renewal period for dentists 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.

2022 RENEWAL CYCLE  

Thirty (30) hours of continuing education are required.  Continuing education for renewal must be completed between September 1, 2020 and August 31, 2022. The limit on self-study activities has been increased from 12 hours to 18 hours for the 2022 renewal period.

Required Courses:

  1. Evidence of mandatory reporter training for child abuse and dependent adult abuse within the required timeframe* 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.   

*Mandatory reporter training completed prior to July 1, 2019 is valid for five years.  Training completed through DHS July 1, 2019 or later is valid for three years.

2023 RENEWAL CYCLE  

Dental hygienists must complete 30 hours of continuing education to renew on active status. Dental assistants must complete 20 hours of continuing education to renew on active status. Continuing education for renewal must be completed between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2023. Self-study activities are limited to 12 hours per biennium.

Required Courses:

  1. Evidence of mandatory reporter training for child abuse and dependent adult abuse within the required timeframe* 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. Dental assistants and nurses who hold a qualification in dental radiography must complete a minimum of 2 hours in dental radiography.

 To review the list of acceptable courses, click here.   

*Mandatory reporter training completed prior to July 1, 2019 is valid for five years.  Training completed through DHS July 1, 2019 or later is valid for three years.


ADDRESS CHANGES

Please submit changes of address via email to IDB@iowa.gov and staff will make those updates. There is a technical issue in the database, which prevents some individuals from directly making the updates to the online database.

 

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