Can I Get Certified Completely ONLINE?

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No. The AHA requires that all online classes include an in-person, hands-on Skills Check. You cannot get certified by the AHA without completing a skills check following an online class.

Any company that promises online only certification is NOT associated with the American Heart Association.

WARNING: There are many Online CPR, BLS, ACLS and PALS online classes that are advertised. Most are not American Heart Association (AHA) approved. Healthcare employers require American Heart Association certifications. Taking a course that is not approved would be a waste of time and money. You can usually find this information on the website offering the course in the Terms and Conditions area (usually a small link at the bottom of the page) or the FAQ’s area of the website. You cannot receive an American Heart Association certification card entirely online! An in-person skills session is always required.