Renew your CPR Certification Online

Online CPR course takes 1–2 hours

Accepted in all US states & Canadian provinces

... or see first-time certification and our other courses

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The ACLS Training Center is the first website to offer online ACLS training. Our online course provides self-directed training based upon assessment and procurement of both skills and cognitive knowledge just like any other instructor-led training. The self-directed approach to learning CPR is not new and is completely effective as AHA states*:

Studies comparing self-instruction or video-based instruction with instructor-led training demonstrate no significant differences in performance outcomes.

Our certificates have been accepted in every US state and Canadian province, and over 60 countries in the Eurozone, Asia and Africa. Our 100% money-back guarantee is good for 30 days and we guarantee your employer will accept our certificate and you will be satisfied.

Everything you need to pass CPR course

1 First Step

Print or read study materials online

All study materials are included, you have choice to read it online or print it. Every course that we offer contains everything that you need.

2 Second step

Pass the online exam

The test is multiple-choice format and covers patient scenarios and general course knowledge. Our pass rate is over 95% on the first or second try.

3 Third step

Provider certificate

Once you pass the test, you can immediately download your online PDF instant provider eCard. We also send a hard copy certificate if requested.The certificate does not say "online" on it.

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No skills test required

Skills Test is not necessary for CPR courses. For in-hospital providers, skills testing is strictly optional.

We provide the skills form and you would be responsible for scheduling locally with a paramedic, or someone else that your supervisor recommends.

* Raina M. Merchant, Alexis A. Topjian, Ashish R. Panchal, Adam Cheng, Khalid Aziz, Katherine M. Berg, Eric J. Lavonas, David J. Magid, and on behalf of the adult basic and advanced life support, pediatric basic and advanced life support, neonatal life support, resuscitation education science, and systems of care writing groups. "Part 1: Executive summary: 2020 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care". Circulation. 2020;142:S337–S357.

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