AGD CPR Requirements for Dental Offices

The AGD is committed to advocacy and continuing education for general dentists. More than 18 ProTrainings courses have been approved for continuing education units. 

Read on to learn all about CPR certification for dentists, AGD requirements, approved CE courses, and profession-specific details so you can choose the best course for your unique situation.

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What Is AGD?

The Academy of General Dentistry is a continuing education organization for dentists, dental hygienists, dental technicians, and dental assistants in the United States and Canada.

The organization was founded in 1952 and supports more than 40,000 members. Since then, the AGD has committed itself to advocacy and education for the purpose of advancing general dentistry and oral health, providing quality education standards, and representing the interests of general dentists. 

In the United States, each state has a board that oversees certification for dental professionals and follows recommendations from the American Dental Association, the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), and the Academy of General Dentistry. 

As long as you are adhering to the professional standards of these three organizations, your state board is likely to accept your certifications and continuing education units.

Course Content AGD CPR Requirements for Dental Offices

Organizations base their CPR certification requirements on three criteria:
What skills are covered in the program.

How the program is delivered, such as fully online, blended, or classroom.
Who is offering the program

Course Brand AGD CPR Requirements for Dental Offices

Some national organizations require that your CPR training come from a specific brand; others don’t have brand-specific requirements and allow you to complete your training with flexible online providers like ProTrainings. 

AGD has explicitly approved ProTrainings’ as an organization, meaning that all of our courses are approved. 

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Through ProTrainings, you can also earn CE credits for other courses such as Bloodborne Pathogens and HIPAA.

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Course Delivery Method AGD CPR Requirements for Dental Offices

CPR can be taught in a classroom, online, or in a blended format. Some national organizations that oversee professionals and require CPR certification have set additional standards regarding the type of course you take. 

If you are seeking CEs overseen by AGD, you will need to complete a hands-on skills assessment in order to earn a valid CPR certification that will be accepted by AGD. 

While you can complete a classroom-based CPR program, most professionals prefer to take a blended CPR class. A blended CPR program allows you to complete the video training and written test portions completely online and then complete a hands-on practice and skills assessment with a certified instructor over a live instructor-led video conference. 

Blended programs are often preferred for their flexibility, convenience, and remote-friendly format. We also have local instructors to conduct your skills session in person.

AGD Continuing Ed Information
You can earn CEs for the following ProTrainings courses: 
  • ProHIPAA — CE Hours: 0.5     
  • ProFirstAid Advanced— CE Hours: 4.0
  • ProHazcom — CE Hours: 0.5     
  • ProAnaphylaxis — CE Hours: 1.0     
  • Office Ergonomics — CE Hours: 1.0     
  • Workplace Ergonomics — CE Hours: 1.0
  • ProHIPAA for Leaders — CE Hours: 1.0
  • Pro Pet Hero — CE Hours: 1.0     
  • ProBloodBorne — CE Hours: 1.0
  • Sexual Harassment — CE Hours: 0.5     
  • Coronavirus COVID-19 — CE Hours: 1.0
  • Healthcare Ergonomics — CE Hours: 1.0
  • Bloodborne for the Workplace — CE Hours: 1.0
  • ProPALS — CE Hours: 8.0     Training: Required     Blended: Required
  • ProPALS Recertification — CE Hours: 4.0
  • ProACLS Recertification — CE Hours: 4.0
  • ProCPR — CE Hours: 4.0     Training: Required     Blended: Required
  • ProACLS — CE Hours: 8.0
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  • Disclosure of any financial relationship one has with other organizations (besides ProTrainings) and describe the nature and purpose of those organizations
  • Disclose one's position of employment, including the nature of the business of the employer, the position held, and a description of daily employment responsibilities.
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  • Disclose any other interest that may create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest with CAPCE or the CE provider
As of 6/30/2022 at 3:11pm EST, no instructors nor curriculum authors at ProTrainings have disclosed any potential conflicts of interest in regards to the medical training or education at ProTrainings.

Special USCG CPR & First Aid Requirements for Certification

In addition to the course content, course modality, and course brand requirements discussed above, USCG has additional requirements that professionals must adhere to.

USCG, in particular, requires specific language to appear on CPR certification cards. Many online CPR training providers will issue you a standard CPR certification card that does not meet these requirements.

However, ProTrainings has collaborated with the US Coast Guard to ensure that all CPR certifications for USCG personnel feature the required text.

To ensure that you are taking one of the approved courses and receive a CPR certification card with the USCG special language, sign up here.

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AGD CPR Requirements FAQs

Does AGD accept online CPR certifications?

AGD only accepts BLS certifications from courses that require a hands-on skills assessment. These are either classroom BLS courses or blended BLS courses. 

In a blended BLS course, you will complete the training portion of the course online, which allows you to access your course from anywhere, start and stop the course at any time, and replay videos as needed. 

Then, you will complete a hands-on skills assessment with a certified BLS instructor. At ProTrainings, our blended BLS courses are set up so that you can complete the hands-on skills assessment over a live video conference. Your evaluator leads you through those practical skills in the comfort of your own home or office at your chosen date and time.

Is ProTrainings approved by AGD?

Yes! ProTrainings has received explicit approval from AGD as an organization.

ProTrainings’ blended BLS courses have been approved by AGD’s board.