ACLS Online – Frequently Asked Questions
Are your courses accredited?
Yes, the ACLS, PALS and BLS courses are certified for CME and CNE credit through the Joint Providership of United Medical Education (UME) and Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). If you would like to read the full details of our course accreditation you can visit our accreditation page here.
Are your online ACLS certification courses convenient?
Yes! United Medical Education has compiled the fastest and easiest methods for successful online ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), and BLS (Basic Life Support) certification completion. Through our automated online testing and delivery system all waiting has been eliminated. You can obtain your provider card within a couple hours of registration.
What makes your ACLS online classes different from your competitors?
Our ACLS certification manuals are both viewable online and easily printable. Professional images are also provided to help in your understanding of each principle. Simply build a user account to obtain unlimited free access to our ACLS, BLS, and PALS certification training materials.
Does your program teach the current AHA guidelines?
Yes! Our programs have been created by experienced healthcare providers and teach the most current CPR & ECC guidelines and algorithms of the AHA and ILCOR.
Do your classes teach the current CPR guidelines?
Yes! We regularly update our online ACLS course materials.
Can I use your ACLS PALS & BLS courses for my initial certification?
Yes! Even providers who want to certify for the first time are welcome to use our online courses. Just be sure to sign up for the complete certification course and not the recertification course for your training.
Will I need to take a hands-on skills test with an instructor?
No! Our courses are completed entirely online at your convenience. There is no hands-on skills test required.
If my previous ACLS certification is expired, can I still take the ACLS recertification course?
Yes! The recertification courses are available to all providers that have previously been certified in the same course. Also, free online study materials are provided to help refresh your skills and knowledge prior to the exam.
What can I expect from the ACLS PALS & BLS online tests?
Our tests are fifteen to twenty five multiple choice questions. You will receive instant test results after exam completion. Remember, there is no time limit to your exam. A minimum score of 80% must be obtained. If a minimum score of 80% is not reached by the student, unlimited FREE retake exams will be offered.
What if I don’t pass the test?
No reason to worry. Unlimited FREE retake tests will be offered. You can return to the course materials to learn and study from your mistakes to help in your retake exams.
How soon after the exam can I see my results?
Instant test results are provided electronically after the exam.
How soon will I receive my provider card after the exam?
Instant online card access and printable hard-copy card access is provided by United Medical Education after successful completion of ACLS certification online. Also, you we will ship you 2 copies of your provider card by mail within a day of course completion. Express shipping options are available. Our cards and certificates are nationally accepted!
What will I need to complete my certification from start to finish?
You will need a computer with Internet, an email address, a physical address, and a payment method.
Can I get a refund if I’m not satisfied with the course?
YES! Take advantage of our risk-free trial period. We are so confident in our courses we offer a 100% money back guarantee for the full purchase price. Let your mind be at ease knowing that your satisfaction is important to us and our reputation.
What if I lose my card & certificate?
Don’t worry! We are the ONLY site offering unlimited online access to your provider cards and certificates, giving you a FREE permanent printable record of your program completion. No more waiting by the mailbox! Avoid our competitor’s expensive mailing fees and card replacement fees! United Medical Education gives you unlimited access 24 hours a day, 365 days a week to a printable hard copy version of your provider cards. Finally, you no longer have to worry about losing your provider cards.
When will my certifications expire?
Your provider cards will be valid for exactly two full years.
What is this “NEW” online verification code?
After course completion, you can choose to activate the online course verification with a touch of a button. Then our online database stores your online certification and date accessed via a private nine digit verification code found on your provider card and certificate. Now you can show proof of certification to your employer or school from across the world within minutes. We are the only certifying agency that provides a permanent verifiable record that your certification occurred.