ONLINE CLASSES & TRAINING
Click on the certification you need. All prices include the online course and required hands-on skills test. All AHA Online Certification Classes are accepted by all applicable regulatory bodies guaranteed. See how it works
1: Purchase Your Class
Purchase the online certification class you need. Once you have made the purchase you will receive two emails; first your receipt and 2nd a URL to the online cognitive learning section.
2: Take Online Course
Click on the URL or paste the URL in web browser. Click on the ‘Activate Course’ button. ‘Sign In’ OR ‘Create a New Account’. Complete the online cognitive training portion of class when it is convenient for you.
3: Schedule Hands-On Session
Upon completing the online portion, print your course "Certificates of Completion” and bring with you to the skills-session. Click below to schedule the required in-person skills check-off.
Certifications for Healthcare Professionals
Certifications for Workplace, Teachers & Lay Rescuers
Frequently Asked Questions
We’re sure you have a question or two. Here are some of the frequently asked ones that we get. If you have another one not covered or need some more reassurance chat with us, call us or send us a message. We are here to help you through the entire process.
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 get my certification card?
With SMRT Online and SMRT Indiana you can get your certification card the same day you complete the hands on skills testing session. Certain restrictions do apply.
This is my first time taking the class. Can I do it online?
Yes. American Heart Association online classes are designed with new and experienced practitioners in mind. But if you are more comfortable in a classroom setting you can visit SMRT Indiana to find an open-enrollment class.
How do I schedule the skills check-off portion if the certification class requires it?
Call 317.837.4953 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 within 2 hours 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.
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.
Is taking my certification class online right for me?
That depends on your preferences but studies have shown that the majority of students who choose eLearning or a blended option show a higher retention of information and perform better during testing. If you are more comfortable in a classroom setting you can click here to find an open-enrollment class.