How It Works

Step One


Purchase the online certification class you need. Initial and renewal students take the same course when it is online. Once you have made the purchase you will receive two emails; first your receipt and 2nd a key-code with subsequent link to the online cognitive learning section. 

Step Two


 Complete the online cognitive training portion of class when it is convenient for you. When you have finished print your course "Certificates of Completion”. This is not your AHA ACLS certification. You will need to bring this with you when you complete step three. 

Step Three


 Complete your hands-on skills practice and testing section with one of our friendly and knowledgeable instructors. Contact us to schedule your skills session. Your certification card will be emailed to you within 24 hours!

About BLS


Online Class + Hands-On Session

CPR for Medical Professionals & Healthcare Students. HeartCode® BLS is the online cognitive portion of the BLS Provider course. After completion contact us to schedule your in-person skills check-off at our location, included in the above price. 


  • Complete class portion online at home or work 
  • Skills check-off included
  • Start and stop the course at your convenience
  • Guaranteed to meet your regulatory requirements
  • Access to class content for 2 years & no book required
  • CME/CE/CEH credits offered
  • Same day cards (upon completion of in-person skills checkoff)*

HeartCode BLS Demo Video

 This is an AHA blended learning course. A student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner online, followed by a Hands-On Skills Session in person with an AHA Instructor. You will receive the same American Heart Association Certification Card upon completion as you would for a classroom based training. 


How do I schedule the skills check-off portion if the certification class requires it?

 Call 317.786.7260 to schedule your required hands-on skills testing section. Bring your "Certificate of Completion" and you will receive your completion card once successfully completed. Walk-ins are not permitted.

How long will it take to receive my key code to take the online portion of the class?

Usually you will receive your key code via email within 5 minutes of purchasing although it may take up to 24 hours. 

I found a website saying I can complete my certificate 100% online. Is it legit?

 No. There is no major nationally recognized training program in the U.S. that endorses CPR, First Aid or American Heart Association's ACLS or PALS without practice and evaluation of hands-on-skills. Watch how to avoid online imitators video. 

Can I take a break while working on an online course?

 Yes. You can enter and exit the online course section as often as you need. Your completed exercises will be saved if you logout or are inactive for 30 minutes. But courses that require an online test, the test must be completed in a single session with no breaks. 

Are there different courses for initial or renewal certification?

 No. Students needing initial certification or renewal take the same course.  

How long do I have to complete a course?

 You have 12  months to complete the online portion of the class after purchasing. Once the online course is completed you must complete the skills session within 60 days. 

Can I take my Amerian Heart Association BLS, ACLS or PALS 100% online?

 “No AHA course completion card is issued without hands-on manikin skills testing” American Heart Association, Program Administration Manual, 2013 pg. 49. Watch how to avoid online imitators video. 

When will I receive my certification card?

 With RESQ, you can receive your certification card the same day you complete the hands on skills testing session. Certain restrictions do apply. 

If the course requires an online test, how many attempts do I have to pass?

 That depends on the course or certification you are taking. You are allowed at least two attempts to pass an online course but may be permitted more for certain courses.