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Virtual Renewal Testing

American Heart Association® Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT)

  • Option 2: Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT).
  • After completion of all the VRT requirements listed below (Option 2), you will be eligible for Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT) skills session.
  • After completion of the virtual skills session, (one on one Zoom meeting) you will receive your American Heart Association® BLS, ACLS, PALS card.

Two options for AHA Virtual Testing (VST & VRT)

You will be given the option to add BLS to either ACLS or PALS during registration.

Renewals Only

Option 2: Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT):

  • Renewals Only. You must have a current or recently expired (<3 months) AHA card.
  • Go to the class calendar page
    • Register for a VRT session time & date.
    • After registration, you will be sent a welcome email with instructions.
  • ACLS/PALS requirements
    • STEP 1: Watch all the required ACLS/PALS videos online.
    • STEP 2: Complete the AHA ACLS/PALS online Precourse Self-Assessment (>70%).
    • STEP 3: Successfully complete the online AHA ACLS/PALS  written exam (>84%).
  • BLS requirements
    • STEP 1: Watch all the required BLS videos online.
    • STEP 2: Successfully complete the online AHA  written exam (>84%).
  • NOTE: Completion of the above requirements must be done a minimum of 7 days prior to your scheduled VRT session.
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS
    • Successfully complete the appropriate skills testing during a Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT) Session with an AHA Instructor in a one on one Zoom meeting.
    • You will be shipped a skills package with all the required equipment. Return postage is included.

Renewals or First Time Participants

Option 1: Virtual Skills Testing (VST):

  • Renewals or First Time Participants.
  • Go to the class calendar page
    • Register for a VST session time & date.
    • After registration, you will be sent a welcome email with instructions.
  • Successfully complete the American Heart Association® HeartCode® ACLS/BLS/PALS online course. (purchased separately)
    • NOTE: Heartcode completion certificate must be received a Minimum of 7 days prior to your scheduled VST session.
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS
    • Successfully complete the appropriate skills testing during a Virtual Skills Testing (VST) Session, with an AHA Instructor in a one on one Zoom meeting.
    • You will be shipped a skills package with all the required equipment. Return postage is included.

Option 2: AHA Virtual Renewal Testing Pricing 

  • $85.00:  BLS Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT)
  • $95.00:  ACLS Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT)
  • $115.00:  PALS Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT)
  • You will be given the option to add BLS to either ACLS or PALS during registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

YES! This is an authorized American Heart Association® option. There is only 1 card that is issued when you complete the American Heart Association® courses. There is not one if you do the online course, or a classroom course, or a Virtual course. They are all identical.

  • Virtual Skill Testing (VST) requires that you complete the AHA Heartcode® online course (BLS, ACLS, PALS) and then pass the skills testing during a virtual session with an AHA instructor. 
  • Virtual Renewal Testing (VRT) requires that you have a current or recently expired (<3 months) AHA card.
    • ACLS must watch all of the AHA PALS videos on our monitored password protected site & complete the AHA Precourse Self-Assessment (70%).
    • PALS must watch all of the AHA PALS videos on our monitored password protected site & complete the AHA Precourse Self-Assessment (70%).
    • BLS must watch all of the AHA videos on our monitored, password protected site.
    • ACLS/BLS/PALS
      • Take the AHA online written exam (>84%) 
      • Pass the required skills testing during a virtual session, with an AHA instructor. 
  • You will not be asked to provide mouth to mouth or mouth to mask ventilations during your skills testing. You will be asked to show that you know the technique.
  • All equipment is cleaned in excess of AHA guidelines and packed for shipping with extreme care intended to maintain cleanliness. Although not necessary, equipment may be further cleaned by recipient if desired.
  1. You must have a current (or recently expired: <3 months) AHA ACLS card. After registration & payment, you will send a copy of this card to info@actnt.com.
  2. You must watch all the ACLS course videos on our password protected website.
  3. You must successfully complete the online AHA ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or better.
  4. You must successfully complete the online written exam with a score of 84% or better.
  5. A skills renewal package will be shipped to you with the required equipment.
    1. Active participation, and completion of all testing stations during your Virtual Renewal Testing.
      1. BLS
      2. Airway Management Skills
      3. Megacode scenario
  1. You must have a current (or recently expired: <3 months) AHA PALS card. After registration & payment, you will send a copy of this card to info@actnt.com.
  2. You must watch all the PALS course videos on our password protected website.
  3. You must successfully complete the online AHA Precourse Self-Assessment with a score of 70% or better.
  4. You must successfully complete the online written exam with a score of 84% or better.
  5. A skills renewal package will be shipped to you with the required equipment.
    1. Active participation, and completion of all testing stations during your Virtual Renewal Testing.
      1. Infant CPR
      2. Airway Management
      3. Rhythm Disturbances
      4. Vascular Access
      5. V-Fib/Pulseless V-Tach case scenario
  1. You must have a current (or recently expired: 3 months) AHA BLS card. After registration & payment, you will send a copy of this card to info@actnt.com prior to receiving access to the videos.
  2. You must view all of the BLS videos on our password protected site.
  3. You must successfully complete the online written exam with a score of 84% or better.
  4. You will be asked to demonstrate High Quality CPR during your Virtual Renewal Testing.
    1. BLS Adult Skills Testing Checklist
    2. BLS Infant Skills Testing Checklist
  • After viewing all the videos and successfully completing the online written exam:
    • If you are doing BLS, approximately 15-20 minutes.
    • If you are doing ACLS, approximately 30-40 minutes.
    • If you are doing PALS, approximately 40-50 minutes.
  • This may be different for varying levels of experience & knowledge. If you are prepared and ready to go, it will probably be a shorter time.
  • Your session is only allotted 60 minutes so if you are unable to complete your renewal testing in that time frame, you will have to reschedule for another session.
  1. Download the Zoom App on the device your will be using during your Virtual Skills Testing.
  2. On the date & time of your appointment, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting.
  3. Click on the link in the email and you will be joined to the Zoom Meeting.
  4. At the bottom of the page is the Zoom Cloud Meetings instructional video on how to access the Zoom meeting on the day of your appointment.

You can choose the Virtual Skills Testing option by Clicking Here.

Print these checklists for your reference during your Virtual Skills Testing

Zoom Cloud Meeting instruction video

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