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AHA HeartCode® BLS Online Course


**IMPORTANT**: Purchasing the AHA BLS HeartCode® online course ►DOES NOT◄ include the Virtual Skills Testing (VST) option.
1. If you want to register for the Virtual Skills Testing (VST) option, go to our Class Calendar page.
2. Completing the AHA BLS HeartCode® course is required if you plan to take the Virtual Skills Testing option.
3. To receive your BLS certification card you must complete BOTH the BLS HeartCode® online course and attend the Virtual Skills Testing session. These are two separate requirements. 

• Steps to your eLearning course:

  1. PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously used the American Heart Association® eLearning courses, you must use the same email you used when you created your login information on the AHA website.
  2. You will receive an email with a link to the online course from “” within 12 business hours, after purchase.
  3. After completion of the online course, you will need to have an AHA BLS instructor provide the AHA required skills testing. The instructor who provides your skills testing will provide you with your AHA certification card.

Click Here  for our E-Learning course refund policy. This course is non-refundable after purchase.



We now offer a Virtual Skills Testing (via Zoom meeting) option for BLS American Heart Association® HeartCode course. 

Purchase of this AHA HeartCode BLS online course does not include the required skills testing. 

AHA BLS ACLS PALS Virtual Skills Testing

The American Heart Association has authorized the use of a Virtual Certification Option. Click Here for more information.


This course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in hospital and pre-hospital settings


HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the BLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace. Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode BLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA BLS Instructor or on a simulation station.

This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC and replaces the previous version (15-3254). If  you are a student, please confirm with your Training Center that this is the appropriate product for your training.

How does the 2020 Guidelines version of HeartCode differ from the 2015 Guidelines version of HeartCode?
The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).

Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Terms

Joint Accreditation: 10/21/2020 – 10/20/2023
CAPCE: 10/21/2020 – 10/20/2023

Joint Accreditation Statements

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians

The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses

The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours.

ACPE Credit: 0.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-20-044-H04-P

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services

This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 0.75 Advanced CEHs, activity number 20-AMHA-F3-0098.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

Disclosure Policy All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

  • Once you receive your email with the link to your course you must contact AHA Tech Support at 888-242-8883 for any assistance. These courses are provided by the American Heart Association® and A.C.T.N.T. Healthcare Services is not able to provide any tech support other than related to the actual sale of the access link.
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