ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification without risk (because it's free).

Become a member, gain access to all of our training materials—even take the ACLS, PALS, and BLS examinations at absolutely no cost. No other online certification program offers that guarantee. Saving lives is stressful. Choosing a certification program shouldn’t be.


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Accepted. Wherever you practice.

If you practice in a state, province, territory, protectorate, or country that requires ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification, our provider cards are accepted. We meet The Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO) requirements for resuscitation training programs. Plus, our courses conform to the latest American Heart Association guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

If you do the work, why not get (CME) credit?

To our way of thinking, recertification in ACLS, PALS, and BLS is continuing education. We believe in giving credit where credit is due. Receive up to 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Have course. No need to travel.

No stuffy auditoriums. No freezing classrooms. No cheap hotel rooms or cramped seats in coach. Our Resuscitation Academy is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re online, ACLS Medical Institute is open. Get certified on your schedule.

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So How Does it Work?


Just provide your name and email address. No credit card needed.


Enjoy full access to our Resuscitation Academy. Again, no credit card needed.


Take any or all of our Certification Examinations completely free of charge.


Score 80% or above and you pass the examination.


You passed an exam? You’re thrilled with how easy and convenient the process was? Great! Simply pay the standard certification fee and you are certified!

ACLS Medical Institute provides ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification and recertification for busy medical professionals. In fact, was written and developed by physicians, nurses, emergency medical professionals seeking an alternative to day-long life support recertification courses. All training materials are based on the most recent American Heart Association guidelines and peer-reviewed medical literature in the field of resuscitation and emergency medical care. Our materials meet or exceed the Joint Commission’s requirements for resuscitation certification (formerly JCAHO). Moreover, our training materials are designed specifically for medical professionals—people who have a firm foundation in medical training and need to learn or refresh their training in advanced cardiovascular life support, pediatric advanced life support, or basic life support. ACLS Medical saves you time, but still includes every important facet of ACLS, PALS, and BLS guidelines.

  • Includes everything you need for ACLS, PALS, or BLS certification—100% online, no travel
  • Training materials are based on the most recent AHA guidelines, expert consensus documents, and the latest research in cardiopulmonary resuscitation medicine
  • ACLS Medical Institute’s ACLS, PALS, and BLS provider cards are accepted nationally and internationally
  • Since the AHA moved to Teams and Systems of Care in 2010, does not require a skills tests for certification
  • The online examination is rigorous, but we prepare you for real world life support scenarios
  • Over 98% of our clients pass on their first attempt!*
  • We offer unlimited attempts to pass the exam
  • Once you pass the exam, your provider card is mailed to you instantly
*averaged across ACLS, PALS, and BLS examinations

Study on your own time; take the exam when it is convenient for you

The founders of were tired of getting a dreaded note every two years “you need to renew your ACLS certification.” Many physicians, nurses, and EMTs use ACLS or PALS every day in their practice such as hospitalists, intensivists, neonatologists, ICU nurses and the like. Most of these professionals could teach certification courses! On the other hand, many medical professionals who practice in outpatient clinics have not participated in a resuscitation since their hospital training. While it important for them to know how to provide ACLS and PALS, do they really need to spend 1-2 days away from their practices training for something that will likely never happen? provides a rigorous yet accessible way to renew your ACLS, PALS, or BLS certification—whether you are a PICU nurse or dermatologist. Study materials at night, between patients, or on the weekend and take the test when you are ready. Everything is online, ready for you day or night, when it is convenient for you.

Is your certification about to run out? (Or did it lapse already?)

Once you take our certification or recertification examination and pass, you are instantly certified. A provider card will be sent to your e-mail address that you can print out and place in your wallet. You are certified for a period of two years. will also send a laminated, official provider card in the mail that should arrive within a few days. If you live in the US, this service is free.

No risk guarantee

We still occasionally get individuals who are new to 100% online life support recertification and are hesitant to sign up. That is why we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If your institution does not accept your provider card (highly unlikely), simply let us know and we will provide a full refund of your purchase price. ACLS Medical Institute provider cards are accepted in all 50 US states and on 6 continents (but we hope to add Antarctica to this list very soon!)

Large practices and medical institutions are welcome

We offer substantial discounts for large groups. We have extensive experience working with hospitals and large group practices and can take the work out of recertifying your professionals. By purchasing a bundle of certification courses, you save a bundle. Plus, we can help ensure that every professional in your group achieve certification by sending reminder e-mails and providing you with a list of providers who have (and who have not yet) received their certification.

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