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Health Education Solutions
Tel: 866.511.4637
Fax: 888.782.8019
E-mail: info@healthedsolutions.com

ACLS Recertification Online

100% Online.  No in-person skills session required.

Refresh your skills in learning to identify and treat a cardiac event in this online Advanced Cardiac Life Support recertification course that teaches advanced cardiac life support according to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. Enhance your skills in the treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies through our ACLS recertification online course and exam.  ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. 

This ACLS recertification course is completely online and no in-person tests are required. Successful completion of the online course is needed for recertification.  Upon completion, your recertification card will arrive within five business days and will be valid for two years.  ACLS renewal is intended for all healthcare providers, intensive or critical care professionals, and others who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency. Maintaining ACLS certification is a general requirement to stay current with previous credentials along with medical advancements.

This ACLS Recertification course reflects the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC and ILCOR International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations.

Is this your first time getting your ACLS Certification?  If so, click here for our ACLS Certification class.

Prepare for your ACLS Recertification with a full-length interactive timed practice exam.

If your employer requires that you have an American Heart Association card for ACLS, click here for HeartCode® ACLS. Note that HeartCode® ACLS Part 1 does require an in-person skill practice and test (Parts 2 & 3). You may incur an additional fee for Parts 2 & 3 (skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS instructor).


Features and Benefits

Key Concepts

Our test and study material reinforce the following key concepts:

  • Managing cardiac arrest
  • Identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes
  • Recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care
  • ACLS algorithms
  • Effective resuscitation team dynamics

Course Features

  • Refresher study materials
  • ACLS Pharmacology guide
  • NEW!  Exam results displayed immediately.  If you do not receive a passing score of 84%, you will have the opportunity to review missed questions online and reset your own exam. 
  • 100% online  - no in-person skills test required
  • Online certificate upon successful completion
  • Certification card mailed to you
  • Continuing education credits


Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my certification card?

Recertification: You will receive your certification card within five business days of successfully completing your re-certification exam. If you need your card sooner, please select "expedite shipping". There is a $35 fee for express shipping. To ensure next day delivery, we must receive your “expedite shipping” request before 2:00 pm Central Time.

Initial certification: If you are taking the initial certification course you will receive your certification card upon successful completion of the skills test.

If my certification has expired, can I still take the online examination?

Yes. We provide you with online study content to help you prepare for your recertification.

What is the format and passing score of the ACLS and PALS exams?

The ACLS and PALS exams are made up of 50 multiple choice questions. You will have 90 minutes to complete the exam. The questions are based on the learning objectives and case studies of our online content. Your test is graded instantly. You must score at least 84 percent to pass.  If you don't pass the exam, you will have the opportunity to review the questions you answered incorrectly and reset and retake your exam.

I failed the exam. Now what?

You are entitled to one retake at no additional charge.  If you do not receive a passing score, you will be provided with directions to review and reset your exam online.

What is your refund policy?

Initial certification courses are 100% refundable if not approved by your employer unless you have requested continuing education credit. Contact us at 866.511.4637 within 48 hours of completing your initial exam if you are requesting a refund.

If you requested continuing education credit you are not eligible to receive a refund. We transmit your CE information to the agency you requested as soon as you complete the course and exam.

How long is my certification valid?

Once you successfully complete the course (and skills testing, if required), you will receive a certification card, which is valid for two years.

Will I earn CE hours for taking the ACLS and PALS certification or re-certification courses?

We currently do not offer Licensing and Continuing Education credits for our courses. However, we recommend you speak with a regulatory board(s), employer, or other agency to apply for credits for the successful completion of our courses. 

How do I retake an exam?  

If you don't pass an exam on the first try, you will have the opportunity to review any questions you answered incorrectly and reset your exam.  You will be able to retake the entire exam one time at no additional charge. 

Can I find out what I got wrong on the exam?

Within My HES, under Next Steps, you can select to Review an exam that you did not pass.  You will then be presented with the opportunity to reset your exam when you are ready to retake it.

Is a skills test required for recertification?

No.  The ACLS and PALS recertifications do not require an in-person skills test.  They are 100% online.

Does this course follow the 2010 American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for CPR and ECC?

Yes.  All ACLS and PALS courses have been updated to reflect the 2010 Guidelines.  The 2010 AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) contain the expert recommendations for application of the ILCOR International Consensus on CPR and ECC Science with Treatment Recommendations.