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AHA PALS Virtual Skills Testing (VST) 09-02-2020

Option 1: PALS Virtual Skills Testing (VST)

American Heart Association® Authorized Option 1: Virtual Skills Testing (VST) sessions for PALS.
*All session times are Central Standard Time (CST)

  • 8:00 am (CST)
  • 9:00 am (CST)
    Click Here to select your session time.

Option 1: Virtual Skills Testing (VST)

  • Can be used for Renewals or First Time Attendees.
  • Successfully complete the American Heart Association® HeartCode® online course, a minimum of 7 days prior to your scheduled VST session, (purchased separately).
  • Successfully complete the appropriate skills testing during a Virtual Skills Testing (VST) Session.

You will be given the option to add BLS Virtual Skills Testing (VST): $85.00, after you add your PALS VST session choice at the bottom of the page. 

AHA PALS Option 1: Virtual Skills Testing

The American Heart Association® has authorized Virtual Skills Testing (VST) until the threat of the COVID-19 outbreak is over.

This is the same process that has always been used for anyone completing the American Heart Association® Heartcode™ online courses that requires a skills testing session prior to receiving your card. The difference is now you can do it from home “virtually” on your tablet or computer.

  1. The American Heart Association® Heartcode™ online course must be completed prior to your Virtual Skills Testing (VST) session (minimum of 7 days).
  2. A few days before your appointment, a package will arrive with your required equipment.
    • Included: AHA skills checklists. 
  3. On the day of your appointment, you will receive an email (about 5 minutes prior to appointment time) with a link to the Virtual Skills Testing (VST) “Zoom Meeting”.
  4. During the session, you will be asked to demonstrate the same skills as the in-person sessions in the past.
  5. Please have all of the skills testing equipment ready, along with your skills checklists.
  6. You will receive a pre-paid label to use to send the package back with all the original contents.
  7. You will receive your American Heart Association® ecard (same card you have always received) within 1 business day after receipt of the returned package.

AHA eCards

All Course Completion cards are now issued as an eCard.
Click Here for more information about eCards.


Sep 02 2020


8:00 am - 10:00 am




AHA Heartcode™ online course completion is required.


Virtual Skills Testing (VST)
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