American Heart Association courses contain two parts: 1) the cognitive learning from instruction, and 2) a hands-on skills session to test your application of the material.
The cognitive learning and instruction can be done in the classroom or through online video presentations. However, in both instances, there will be a hand-on skills component.
Once you complete the American Heart Association HeartCode® eLearning course, you need to schedule an appointment for the hands-on skills testing. This hands-on, or Part 2, session allows you to fully complete the course requirements. For times and availability of skills session appointments, check out the CSRE Registration page. Registration information is not required to view availability. Upon successful completion of all requirements, students receive an AHA Provider eCard within seven business days (typically in 24-hours).
If you have not yet purchased the AHA HeartCode®, you may bundle the eLearning code with your Skills Session Appointment in one purchase from CSRE. Times and availability of skills session appointments can be found on the CSRE Registration page. The HeartCode® courses may also be purchased directly from the AHA eStore.
When scheduling, allow for the appropriate amount of time between purchasing the eLearning course and your skills session. For this reason, the recommended course time is listed in the course description.
In order to participate in an ACLS or PALS classroom course or skills session, you need to have a valid BLS provider certification . If your BLS provider certification has expired, we can bundle a BLS and ACLS or PALS skills session. Combining these courses saves you time and synchronizes the expiration dates of both certifications. Select the appropriate “Double Play” option on your registration.