CPR Class Content Requirements for Arizona Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in Arizona need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some Dental Hygienists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.


State Board of Dental Examiners CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners requires CPR certification with practical skills component that adheres to the Healthcare Provider level training standards of AHA/ECC or its equivalent.

Board Statement

ARTICLE 3. EXAMINATIONS, LICENSING QUALIFICATIONS, APPLICATION AND RENEWAL, TIMEFRAMES

R4-11-1202. Continuing Dental Education Compliance and Renewal Requirements
B. Before receiving a renewal license or certificate, each licensee or certificate holder shall possess a current form of one of the following:

  1. A current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) healthcare provider certificate from the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another certifying agency;
  2. Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) course completion confirmation from the American Heart Association or another agency. The confirmation must indicate that the course was completed within two years immediately before submitting a renewal application; or
  3. Pediatric advanced life support (PALS) course completion confirmation from the American Heart Association or another agency. The confirmation must indicate that the course was completed within two years.
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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

AGD requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component that is approved through the AGD Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) program. AGD PACE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

142 Medical emergency training and CPR
Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.

Board Req. Board Info

Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dental Hygienists in Arizona are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that usually includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not always accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the state’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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US Coast Guard
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Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Assisting National Board