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Certifications Process Options

There are two options to obtain a Certification, Instructor Led and Blended Learning.

What is Blended Learning?

Are you interested in obtaining an American Heart Association (AHA) certification, but struggling to find time in your busy schedule to complete the necessary training? Look no further than blended learning, the flexible and convenient option for certification seekers and providers alike.

Blended learning allows you to complete an online portion of the training at your own pace and on your own schedule. This portion covers the essential knowledge and theory required for your certification. Once you have completed the online portion, the next step is to schedule an in-person hands- on skills demonstration with an instructor.

The hands-on skills demonstration typically takes no more than one hour, and can even be as quick as 30 minutes depending on the provider's ability to adequately demonstrate compression delivery, ventilation, and the use of an AED on an adult, infant, and child, as well as choking maneuvers for adults and infants. This step is critical to ensure that you can effectively apply what you have learned in real-world scenarios.

It is important to note that blended learning does have a two-part process that must be completed in order to obtain your AHA electronic certification. Firstly, you must complete the online portion in its entirety. Secondly, you must pass the hands-on skills demonstration with an instructor with a minimum score of 84%.

Upon successful completion of both parts of the blended learning process, you will be eligible for an official 2-year certification in ACLS, BLS, or PALS courses. This certification is recognized by healthcare organizations and providers worldwide, and is an important step towards ensuring that you are equipped to provide lifesaving care in emergency situations.

Blended learning is a fantastic option for those seeking certification who have busy schedules and need flexibility. With the ability to complete the online portion on your own schedule, and the short time commitment required for the hands-on skills demonstration, blended learning offers a convenient and effective solution for certification seekers and providers.

  • Online courses must be purchased and completed through CPR “R” US before scheduling an appointment for the walk-in skills demonstration.
  • BLS’s 2-hour online portion duration must be completed prior to the class.
  • PALS’s 4-hour online portion duration must be completed prior to the class.
  • ACLS’s 5-hour online portion duration must be completed prior to the class.

After successfully completing the online course, you can attend the walk-in clinic. There must be a 24-hour window between completing the online course and the walk-in clinic.

What is an Instructor Led Course

Instructor-led courses are led by the instructor and include video observation, hands-on skills demonstration, and a multiple choice question test. Upon completing the class and passing a 25-question test for BLS and a 60 question test for ACLS & PALS. The student can obtain an AHA Electronic certification card within the same day of completion of the course.
Initial courses are designed for first time candidates. If the candidate is a basic life support Provider with an expired certifications, they would need to attend an Initial course, which is approximately 4 1/2 hours, depending on the accuracy of the Hands-on skills demonstration.
Renewal courses are designed for providers with a current unexpired AHA basic life support electronic certification card and are up for renewal. This class is for renewal, is approximately 2 1/2 hours, and requires; Video observation, Hands on skills demonstration, and passing at least 84% of a multiple-choice test to obtain an electronic AHA BLS certification card. Another organization’s unexpired card is unacceptable. The current card must be through the American Heart Association in order to be honored as a current card and eligible for renewal. Candidates that cannot produce an unexpired HA certification Will need to take an initial course if the card has expired beyond 30 days.

Need More flexibility than Blended Learning?  We have Virtual option!  

Virtual Blended Learning is a Blended Learning course process in which you can complete the required (part 2) hands on skills demonstration in the comfort of your own home or work space. This option is great for candidates/providers that are unable to travel to an in person skills demonstration. AHA or ASHI approved Equipment is required in order to complete the hands on skills demonstration.

  • BLS online course portion must be purchased and completed through CPR “R” US before scheduling an appointment for the virtual skills demonstration clinic. 
  • After successfully completing the online course, you can attend the virtual clinic. There must be a 24-hour window between completing the online course and registering for the virtual clinic. 
  • You will need to order and receive your equipment to demonstrate skills such as compressions to participate in your virtual skills demonstration session. 
  • If you are within 30 miles of Maryland Heights, Missouri, or Ballwin, Missouri, you are considered a local equipment renter. (Click Here) to reserve your equipment. 
  • If you are more than 30 miles from Maryland Heights, Missouri, or Ballwin, Missouri, you are considered an out-of-state equipment renter. (Click Here) to reserve your equipment. 
  • You also can check with the local fire department or facility you work and/or contract to see if their education department has the equipment you can use free of charge. 

Basic Cardiovascular Life Support are life-saving techniques used to stabilize and maintain people in life-threatening situations.

Basic Life Support is a course that empowers providers (candidates that become certified resuscitators} with the knowledge and hands-on skills to perform the basic resuscitation skills.  BLS is geared towards prehospital providers, such as EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and in-facility hospital providers such as Nurses, Nurse Assistants, Physicians, and Respiratory therapists. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a course completion card valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course. 

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components.
  • Important early use of an AED.
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device.
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR.
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.