*Kaplan Fire & EMS Training makes no representations or warranties as to whether the program meets the specific licensing requirements for any individual state. Kaplan Fire & EMS Training encourages its students to independently research the licensing requirements in any state in which they intend to seek or renew licensure.
Q: Are CECBEMS-approved courses accepted in all states?
A: Protocols for the acceptance of CECBEMS-approved courses can vary widely by state. To review the information posted for your state, please visit our accreditation page.
Q: What is the maximum number of hours the National Registry will accept for online continuing education?
A: The National Registry accepts up to 12 hours of online continuing education yearly.
Q: Can I monitor the progress of my students?
A: Yes. Our managerial function dynamically displays information for the EMS agency manager. Call Kaplan Fire & EMS Training at 800.671.9411 (toll-free) for a web presentation.
Q: Do you offer group rates? Is there a volume discount for large departments?
A: Kaplan provides special rates for departments and agencies that are members of groups or associations with whom we're partnered. Contact us to see if we are a partner with your department 800.671.9411 (toll-free).
Q: How does my department get featured in Medic Monthly?
A: Only Medic Monthly customers are featured in the Medic Monthly modules. If your agency wants to be featured, please forward a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Can I talk to some of your current clients about how they use the program and get their impressions of the Online Training Center?
A: Please visit the testimonials page and review the many testimonials from our clients all over the country. If you need further information, please call our office at 800.671.9411 (toll-free), and we can provide you with contact information for some of our clients.
Q: Who developed the content for the eACLS™ course?
A: eACLS™ was developed by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, and the medical content is provided by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It is designed to meet the international training guidelines for advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). ACEP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Q: Who can teach the eACLS™ course?
A: The didactic portion of the course does not require an instructor. All of the content normally covered through instructor lectures in a traditional ACLS refresher course is covered via the eACLS™ interactive online program. The only "instructors" needed are for the eACLS™ skills stations. These instructors are selected by the agency or site’s eACLS™ Course Coordinator, and they must have adequate knowledge and be capable of evaluating and verifying course users’ skills competence.
Q: What are the eACLS™ Course Coordinator’s qualifications?
A: Becoming an eACLS™ Course Coordinator is not difficult. An individual must meet the following prerequisites/qualifications:
- Be a physician (MD or DO), registered nurse, nurse practitioner, advanced practice nurse, physician assistant, or paramedic with a strong background in advanced cardiac life support, as well as an ability to coordinate ACLS education/training at their institution.
- Complete the eACLS™ Online Training Center Agreement, which requires the identification of the person who will act as Course Coordinator.
- Have documented experience in conducting/coordinating advanced cardiac life support training for hospital and pre-hospital personnel.
- Have an understanding and a working knowledge of the eACLS™ course materials, policies, and procedures.
Call Kaplan Fire & EMS Training at 800.671.9411 (toll-free) to get more information about becoming a Course Coordinator. We will walk you through this hassle-free process to help your agency administer its own skills testing for eACLS™.
A Course Coordinator's status is valid for one year. To renew this status, the individual must be involved with at least one course during this period. Additional information about Course Coordinator, instructor, and medical director responsibilities can be obtained by calling the Kaplan Continuing Education, Fire and EMS Division at 800.671.9411 (toll-free).
Q: Who can administer the eACLS™ course?
A: Course Coordinators administer the eACLS™ course. Course Coordinators administer ACLS and other continuing education training at hospitals, colleges, universities, and EMS/fire training centers. All ACLS coordinators or medical directors with national organizations, such as AHA or ASHI, will be automatically grandfathered into this program. A Training Center Agreement must be signed. If you are interested in becoming an eACLS™ Course Coordinator or Training Center, or wish to learn more about the administrative guidelines for this program, call Kaplan Fire & EMS Training at 800.671.9411 (toll-free).
Q: Is a medical director needed for eACLS™?
A: Yes, a physician is required to oversee this program. To learn more about this requirement, call Kaplan Fire & EMS Training at 800.671.9411 (toll-free).
A: Each module is valid for 1.5 continuing education (CE) credits. If a student completes 8 modules each year, they will receive 12 credits per year (1 credit per month). Through our experience, we have found it easier to administer 8 modules per year instead of 12.
A: The pretest and written materials, in conjunction with the 20-minute video, are CECBEMS-approved for 1.5 CE credits.
A: Each year, we create eight new Medic Monthly video modules. All of the modules are based on cases that typically illustrate a frequently misunderstood topic (e.g., CHF versus COPD) or a topic that is infrequently encountered but critically important to understand (e.g., pregnancy and trauma).