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Accreditation/Approval

Please note: Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited and approved to provide online continuing education for healthcare professionals, including nurses, case managers, occupational therapists, physical therapists and emergency medical personnel. Our broad-based curriculum also includes state-mandated courses for various other licensed healthcare professionals.


NURSING


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY


PHYSICAL THERAPY


EMS

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Accreditation/Approval


NURSING


What agencies accredit or approve Wild Iris Medical Education CEU courses?

Wild Iris Medical Education is accredited and approved as a continuing education provider by:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (Accepted by nursing boards in all 50 states and U.S. territories)
  • California Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • CE Broker: Florida, Georgia (nursing), Alabama (OT), District of Columbia
  • Kentucky Board of Registered Nursing
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) (Only certain Wild Iris Medical Education courses are approved; see the list of case manager nursing courses)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (Also accepted by NBCOT)
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy (Only certain Wild Iris Medical Education courses are approved; see the PT accreditation section below for more details)
  • Physical Therapy Board of California (Also accepted by PT boards in many other states)
  • Coastal Valleys EMS Agency (California) (Accepted by the NREMT Board)
  • See also State-Mandated Course Approval regarding additional approvals from individual state boards for specific courses and more professions

For details on provider numbers and additional accreditation information, click on the links below:

Are you ANCC accredited?

Yes, we are an ANCC-accredited provider. All our nursing CEUs are accepted in all 50 U.S. states and every U.S. territory.

Where do I find information about approvals for the state-mandated courses you offer?

Each state-mandated course includes an approval statement displayed at the top of the course. You can also find information on our State-Mandated Course Approval page.

Are your continuing nursing education (CNE) courses approved for all types of nursing licenses?

YES.

Which states accept your nursing continuing education (CNE) courses?

We are an ANCC-accredited provider of continuing nursing education. ANCC accreditation is accepted by the nursing boards of all 50 states and U.S. territories.

To which licensing boards do you report course completions electronically?

We participate in automated reporting to Florida’s and Georgia’s CE Broker service; Alabama’s CE Broker for occupational therapy; New York State Education Department for required courses; and Pennsylvania Department of State for the mandated child abuse courses.

Do you report CEU course completions to CE Broker?

YES. For Florida nursing, occupational and physical therapy licensees, Georgia nursing licensees, and Alabama occupational therapy licensees, we automatically report course completions electronically within 24 hours. Our CE Broker provider number is 50-2174.
Regarding CE Broker automated reporting: You must include your license type as a prefix in front of your license number (e.g., “RN123456”) in order for your course completion to be processed automatically by CE Broker.

How long does it take for my course completion to be reported to CE Broker?

We report completed course registrations to CE Broker every 24 hours. In order to successfully report, you must include your license prefix in front of your license number, ie, RN123456 in order for your course completion to be processed automatically by CE Broker.

Do you report course completions to the New York State Education Department (NYSED)?

YES. A report is sent to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) within 24 hours after successful completion of a NY-required course. The NY reporting system only accepts automated reports for mandated reporter licenses, and NY requires that you provide your social security number and birthdate when registering for the course.

Do you report course completions to the Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS)?

YES. An electronic report of your successful course completion for mandated child abuse courses is sent to the the PA Department of State (DOS) within 24 hours. The PA reporting system only accepts automated reports, and you must provide the last 4 digits of your social security number and birthdate when registering for the course. You must also ensure that you are registered exactly the same in the Wild Iris Medical Education system as in the PA database in order for the PA DOS to match your record successfully.


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY


For OTs licensed in Texas, are your courses Type 1 or Type 2?

All Wild Iris Medical Education occupational therapy continuing education courses are Type 2 for Texas OTs.


PHYSICAL THERAPY


Which states accept Wild Iris Medical Education physical therapy (PT) continuing education courses?

Approval of physical therapy continuing education credit varies by state. Currently, the following states accept all our PT CEU courses without further approval:

Alaska, California, Colorado (all our courses are considered Category I), Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Washington State, Wyoming.

For Florida PTs, HIV/AIDS for Florida Healthcare Professionals and Prevention of Medical Errors for Florida PTs and PTAs only.

For Georgia PTs, Ethics and Jurisprudence for Georgia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants only.

For Pennsylvania PTs, Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania (3 CH) and Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting in Pennsylvania (2 CH) only (PA CE Provider Number CACE000034).

If you are not sure what your state’s PT licensing agency requires, check with them before taking a course. Contact information for PT licensing agencies in all 50 states is available online at Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

I have a PT/PTA license and my licensing agency will accept CE courses from providers who are accredited by another agency or board. Is Wild Iris Medical Education an accredited continuing education provider?

YES. Wild Iris Medical Education is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as a Continuing Competency Approval Agency. We are also accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and many other agencies and boards.

For PTs licensed in Colorado, which category are your continuing education courses?

All Wild Iris Medical Education PT CEU courses are considered Category I for Colorado.


EMS


Are your EMS courses accepted by the NREMT Board?

YES.

I can’t find the answer to my question. How can I contact you?

  • Use our website contact form
  • Call us at 707-937-0518. We are available Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm, Pacific time.
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