Will I earn my certification through this online course?
Upon successful completion of your exam(s), you will receive an instant digital certificate. For ACLS, PALS, and BLS you will be provided with a link and instructions to CME University’s website where you can download your CME Certificate. If you choose to receive a printed card, you will be mailed a hard copy certification card that you should receive in the mail within 5-7 business days. All certification cards are endorsed by NHCPS. All of our courses are designed by Board Certified Physicians according to the latest AHA published guidelines. Currently, the AHA does not accredit any specific online certification provider, however we successfully certify hundreds of health care professionals like yourself every day.
Are these the most recent guidelines?
All of our courses are based on the latest AHA Standards and Guidelines (2015). In addition, all of our courses meet the same guidelines and standards as the ECC/ILCOR, and OSHA.
Can I certify for the first time through this course?
Yes. Our course is designed for anyone who requires ACLS, PALS, BLS, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens Certification, and can be taken to achieve your initial certification. Our course was designed entirely by practicing Board Certified Physicians. Available training material covers all necessary topics, algorithms are provided free of charge, and you are granted unlimited exam retakes.
Can I recertify with this course?
Yes. Our course offers the most up-to-date study materials and exams, always in accordance with the latest AHA 2015 published standards and guidelines. Our course and exams were designed by Board Certified Physicians, and are updated regularly to maintain said compliance.
Am I required to be currently certified to take this online course?
No. You are able to obtain your ACLS, PALS, BLS, CPR, and/or Bloodborne Pathogens certification or recertification whether you are a first time applicant, or have allowed your certification to expire.
Will you mail me my provider card?
Yes. As soon as you pass the exam, you will be granted instant access to a digital provider card. You can use this digital copy while waiting for your physical provider card that we will mail to you.
How long does it take for my provider card to arrive?
Please allow 5-7 business days, depending on your location, to receive your card.
For how long is my certification active?
Your certification expires two calendar years from the date you successfully completed the course.
What do I need to complete this course?
In order to complete either course, you will need a working email address, home address, telephone number and credit card for online payment.
How quickly do I get my exam results?
You will have the results of your exam immediately following submission of your exam. If you achieved a passing score, you will also receive a digital copy of your certification immediately, and your hard copy will be mailed the next business day.
After passing the exam where is my Digital Certification Card?
Your Digital Certification Card will be available immediately after successfully passing an exam. In your account, in the Completed Courses tab will be a Certification Card and CME Certificate Links. You have the option to either print or download your card and certificate.
Is there a time limit applied to an exam?
No, there is no time limit applied to the exams. You can take the test at any time, anywhere – at your own pace and time. You don’t have to worry about your progresses you can save it at any time.
What happens when I pass or fail an exam?
If you achieve a passing score on the exam, test results are shown within your account and you will be given access to your digital copy of your certification. A link to your test results are also sent to your email.
If you do not achieve a passing score on the exam, you will be able to reset the test. After this, you will have immediate access to retake the exam. Exam retakes are unlimited until successful completion, at no additional charge.
Can I retake an exam if I don’t pass?
Yes. You are allowed unlimited exam retakes at no extra charge in the event that you do not pass an exam.
Does your program require a Clinical Skills Check?
All of our exams are completely web-based. We do not require an onsite clinical skills check. We have recently added our new Clinical Skills Video Series that is accessible within your account. These Clinical Skills videos demonstrate in detail the correct procedures that would be covered at the onsite clinical skills check.
In addition to the course materials, we offer a live session via webinar with one of our medical educators every Wednesday at 3pm EST. During this live session you are able to ask questions and assess your skills. For more information or if you would like to join one of the sessions visit our registration page.
Will I receive Continuing Education credits after passing an exam?
Yes. Our ACLS, BLS, and PALS courses are eligible for AMA Category 1 Credits™ and our CPR course is eligible for up to 6 AMA category 2 CME credits.
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