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Perfusionist
License Description Perfusionists operate extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical procedure in which it is necessary to artificially support or temporarily replace a patient's circulatory or respiratory functions, such as in open heart surgery or other heart procedures. Perfusionists routinely administer various types of blood products, medications and control the temperature of patients during surgery. In conjunction with attending physicians, they are responsible for the selection of the most appropriate equipment and extracorporeal techniques. They are trained in the administration of blood products and drugs. Requirements: 1) Must successfully complete an approved perfusion education program. 2) Satisfactory performance on the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) certification examination. Examination required. License fee (initial): $150.00, License Renewal fee: $100.00 (every 2 years)
Licensing Agency
Arkansas Department of Health
Health Facility Services
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72204
(501) 661 2201
Active Status Active
Active Military/Veterans A temporary license is available to military and spouses until formal license approval
Certification Certification required
Continuing Education Continuing education required to maintain license
Criminal Record Specific type of conviction prohibited
Education Degree required
Exam Third-party exam required
License Type Stand-alone license
License Updated 07/28/2021
Physical Requirements No physical requirements
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