Frequently Asked Questions
Certification from an accredited source is essential for your job, and our frequently asked questions section may have the answers you’re looking for.
There is the obvious reason, of course: your state or employer may require it. Beyond that is the more important reason: you want to save lives. Becoming and remaining certified for ACLS is what allows you to do that. ACLS certification requirements and guidelines are constantly changing and evolving, which is the reason you’re required to recertify every two years – the technology and research are always revealing new and better methods, so staying on top of the knowledge is the key to continue saving lives.
Our ACLS online course is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM). Our courses provide CEU/CME credits for EMTs, AEMTs, paramedics, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse anesthetists, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists, and have been successfully used by individuals in all of these professions to become and remain ACLS certified for years. You should always check with your employer to ensure they will accept our certifications, but we stand behind our ACLS certification so if it’s not accepted, we’ll give you your money back.
Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals have successfully earned and maintained their emergency life support certifications with our ACLS online courses, and we work closely with healthcare facilities to educate them on the quality of our training, and to facilitate the acceptance of our cards. Our programs are up to date, are based on the most current emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines as published by the AHA, and have been reviewed and approved by a number of credible third-party accrediting agencies. However, we always recommend that you check with your employer before purchasing our courses, to avoid any fees for certifications that may not be accepted by your particular facility.
Our programs and courses are offered in an entirely online format simply because it’s easier and less expensive for you to certify from your own device at your own location. We offer ACLS for healthcare professionals in an online environment to save you the hassle of traveling to and attending in-person training, and we are able to keep your ACLS certification cost low by cutting out venue and live instructor fees.
You want to continue to have the ability to save lives. It may seem like certifying once would allow you to use ACLS to keep saving lives forever, but ACLS guidelines and best practices – and therefore the certification requirements – are constantly changing and evolving. This is why you’re required to complete your ACLS recertification every two years – better methods and improved technologies are constantly being discovered and revealed, which makes staying on top of the knowledge the key to continue saving lives.
By offering ACLS recertification in an entirely online format and environment, we are able to make your recertification process simple and convenient, because you don’t have to drive to a class or pick an exact time to schedule your course. Study and take your ACLS recertification test at home, on break, or any place and time that works best for you. And because we don’t need to set up physical venues and instructors, we are able to keep ACLS renewal costs low and pass those savings on to you. Our training and recertification programs are offered 100% online, are nationally accredited, and are always current and kept up-to-date with the latest techniques, methods, and knowledge.
Absolutely, and that’s what we’re here for! Our online ACLS recertification courses are accepted as hour-for-hour equivalents to in-person classes by most medical institutions and employers (though we do recommend that you confirm that with your own employer before signing up for your ACLS renewal with us). Our online courses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE) and in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM). Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals have successfully earned and maintained their emergency life support certifications with our online ACLS renewal courses, and we work closely with healthcare facilities to have our cards accepted for you all in institutions over the US.
Your ACLS certification is valid for two years. Every two years, you will need to get your ACLS recertification to remain actively certified. You can get your ACLS renewal online through one of our recertification courses.
Our online ACLS renewal courses, as well as our PALs and NRP recertification courses, are approved for 4 CEUs/CMEs (original certification courses are approved for 8 CEUs/CMEs). For more information, please visit our Accreditation page. The BLS recertification course is approved for 2 CEUs/CMEs. (The original BLS certification course is approved for 4 CEUs/CMEs.)
We suggest that you don’t let your certification lapse for more than 60 days before you complete the ACLS renewal course online. Employers have varying requirements, so we recommend that you ask your employer about their own requirements for recertification. When you’re ready to renew, our ACLS recertification courses are designed to help busy professionals like you recertify quickly and conveniently.
Our online BLS certification process is relatively simple and user-friendly. We will take you through every step of the course, ensuring you meet all your certification requirements to obtain your BLS certification card. From receiving your training material and studying the curriculum developed by our medical advisory board, to taking and passing your certification exam and receiving your provider card, you can count on ACLS.
BLS and CPR are not the same thing. CPR, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, is a component of BLS, or Basic Life Support. Our BLS courses will take you through all the basics of CPR and beyond. BLS certification prepares and certifies you as a basic life support provider specifically for the healthcare industry.
Our BLS certification online course is approved for four CEU and CME credits. We estimate that your online BLS certification should take approximately four hours. We will take you through all your BLS certification requirements, from preparation and study to passing the exam and becoming certified. After you’ve completed the course and passed the test, you will be instantly certified to perform these skills. A digital, printable copy of your provider card will be available as soon as you pass the certification exam, unless you have elected to complete the skills evaluation. (Students who need to complete the skills evaluation will have access to their digital, printable card within one business day of when we receive and have verified the forms stating they successfully passed their clinical skills.) Your printed BLS certification card will be mailed to you within two to three business days of when your digital card is issued.
ACLS is an online, fully accredited provider for professional certifications required for individuals who work in the medical field. Our online BLS certifications are accepted nationally by many healthcare employers and facilities. In addition, tens of thousands of medical professionals have successfully earned their BLS and other emergency life support certifications through our courses and programs. Our online BLS courses are built upon the latest emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) guidelines as published by the American Heart Association (AHA) and determined in conjunction with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR). The ILCOR is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of cardiopulmonary and cerebral resuscitation worldwide, including the latest peer-reviewed articles and expert consensus guidelines. In short, ACLS coordinates with and are recognized by many governing bodies and agencies, and we work hard to gain approval from employers across the country for your BLS requirements, but we cannot guarantee that each and every agency and institution will accept your BLS certification through us. Please check with your facility to confirm that online BLS certification will be accepted.
Because we offer online BLS certification in a 100 percent online format, we are able to keep our costs low. We don’t need to pay for training or teaching facilities or in-person instructors, so we are able to offer low prices for BLS courses and certification. Our online BLS certification package is $99.
Approximately 16,000 children suffer from cardiac arrest every year in the United States (Cardiac arrest in children, J Emerg Trauma Shock). A PALS certification will help prepare you for critical cardiopulmonary emergencies involving children so you can improve patient outcomes in your community.
Our PALS online course is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM). Our PALS certification and renewal courses offer CEU credits through organizations including the AANA, ACCME, ACPE, ADA, ANCC, and CAPCE. Our courses provide CEU/CME credits for EMTs, AEMTs, paramedics, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse anesthetists, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists. We guarantee the quality of all our online certifications, so you can have peace of mind knowing you can trust in our PALS accreditation.
Completing your PALS certification online with ACLS will save you money and time. We have the added benefit of personal flexibility because our courses are designed to fit around your schedule, not the other way around. You can conveniently access PALS courses on your phone or another device whenever and wherever it works best for you. We’ll provide you with the latest PALS best practices and quality courses all in a cost-effective, flexible format.
After you finish your PALS course, you can print your PALS digital provider card immediately. In addition, a physical, printed provider card will be mailed to you within two or three business days.
Our online PALS certification course will provide you with eight CEU/CME credits through organizations including the AANA, ACCME, ACPE, ADA, ANCC, and CAPCE.
Our PALS certification course is designed to take at least eight hours to complete. The flexibility ACLS provides means you can complete the work at your convenience. In addition, we track your progress through the course, so you can start and stop if you need.
An NRP certification will help prepare you as a provider to care for and manage infants experiencing cardiopulmonary emergencies. In short, it will help you improve outcomes and save lives. An NRP certification can also help medical professionals expand their job opportunities and career growth.
Research and healthcare information is constantly evolving to reveal new and better methods of care for patients. Renewing your NRP certification and staying current on the latest best practices is crucial to helping you provide care that saves lives.
ACLS.com’s courses provide accredited CEU/CME credits for EMTs, AEMTs, paramedics, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse anesthetists, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists. Our NRP certification and renewal courses offer CEU credits through organizations including the AANA, ACCME, ACPE, ADA, ANCC, and CAPCE. Our NRP online course is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM). However, each employer has unique certification requirements. We recommend that you check with your employer to ensure that our NRP certification meets their requirements. We stand behind all of our certification courses, so if an organization does not accept our certifications, we will give you your money back, guaranteed.
You can print your NRP digital provider card immediately after finishing your certification. In addition, we’ll mail a printed provider card to you within 2 or 3 business days after you complete the course.
Your initial NRP certification is valid for 2 years and provides you with 8 CEUs/CMEs. Once your certification expires, you will need to complete an NRP recertification, which provides you with 4 CEUs/CMEs, to remain actively certified.
Our online PALS certification course will provide you with 8 CEU/CME credits, and our PALS recertification will provide you with 4 CEU/CME credits through organizations including the AANA, ACCME, ACPE, ADA, ANCC, and CAPCE.
If your NRP certification is over 60 days expired, you will need to check with your employer to find out their specific requirements for recertification. Once you are ready to recertify, our cost-effective, flexible options can help you easily renew your license.
At ACLS.com, we’ve helped tens of thousands of healthcare providers receive or renew their NRP certification online. We focus on providing industry-leading certifications that will help you save time and money. We know that you are busy. That’s why we focus on providing quality education that fits your schedule and budget. You can easily access our NRP courses on your phone at home, at work, or on the move. Even if you only have a few minutes, our courses are designed so you can conveniently come back and pick up right where you left up. With our online NRP certifications, we make it easier for you to stay up to date on best medical practices and improve patient outcomes.