AHA Heartcode® ACLS Online


HeartCode® ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace.


AHA Heartcode® ACLS Online

The AHA HeartCode ACLS Online program offers advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) certification through a convenient and interactive online platform. Developed by the American Heart Association (AHA), this course combines self-paced online modules with in-person skills practice and assessment. Participants learn essential ACLS algorithms, pharmacology, and team dynamics through immersive simulations and case-based scenarios. Upon completion of the online portion, learners attend an in-person skills session to demonstrate proficiency in ACLS techniques under the guidance of certified instructors. This blended learning approach ensures flexibility and effectiveness in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to manage cardiac emergencies confidently.


Completing HeartCode® ACLS online

Training involves several steps:

  1. Enrollment: Register for the HeartCode® ACLS course through an authorized American Heart Association (AHA) training center or online platform.
  2. Online Modules: Access the online learning platform and complete the interactive modules covering ACLS at your own pace.
  3. Knowledge Assessment: After completing the online modules, take the knowledge assessment to evaluate your understanding of ACLS principles and procedures.
  4. Skills Practice: Schedule an in-person skills practice session with a certified AHA ACLS instructor. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to practice CPR and other ACLS skills using training manikins and receive guidance from the instructor.
  5. Skills Assessment: Following the skills practice session, demonstrate your proficiency in ACLS skills during a skills assessment. The instructor will evaluate your performance and provide feedback.
  6. Certification: Upon successful completion of both the online modules and the in-person skills sessions, you will receive your ACLS certification from the American Heart Association, valid for two years.


Accessing your Heartcode® ACLS online training

You will receive an email with a URL for your course, plus instructions for activating your purchase. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you cannot locate the email, please contact us at sparchman@codebluetraining.org

For instructors distributing the course to your students, the email will guide you through the process step by step. You may forward the email to your students along with their individual codes, or instructions on how to provide access through a specific platform or learning management system.

Rest assured, the instructions will be straightforward and user-friendly, ensuring a seamless experience for both you and your students. Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of digital learning with the AHA Heartcode® ACLS online!


Fulfillment time on AHA Heartcode® Course Purchases

all online course orders will be fulfilled within 48 hours of the purchase. Please plan accordingly if purchasing AHA HeartCode® ACLS online in anticipation of an upcoming class.


Code Blue Training

By purchasing HeartCode® ACLS online from us, you’re not just acquiring a digital resource, you’re investing in the knowledge and skills needed to save lives confidently and effectively. Join the countless healthcare professionals who trust us for their ACLS training needs.


Questions? Check out the FAQ guide below!

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Additional information


HeartCode ACLS is the AHA’s blended learning delivery method for the AHA’s ACLS Course. HeartCode blended learning delivers quality resuscitation education regardless of where providers are located and gives them more control to complete the course at their own pace.

Providers first complete the online portion of HeartCode ACLS and then complete a hands-on skills session with an AHA ACLS Instructor or a HeartCode compatible manikin.

The 2020 Guidelines HeartCode uses a personalized adaptive algorithm that sets students on the most efficient path to mastery. Students follow a continuously adapting learning path that is personalized by their own inputs: their performance, and their self- reported confidence level related to each probing question. The course content is presented in the form of self-directed learning content, probing questions, and Cognitive Assessment Activities (CAAs).

Access to the ACLS Provider Manual eBook (20-3100) is included with HeartCode ACLS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

This product has been updated with new science from the 2020 Guidelines for CPR and ECC.

Included With Purchase

Access to the ACLS Provider Manual eBook is included with HeartCode ACLS. You will be able to access the Provider Manual from within the course.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements
Supported Web Browsers: Latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari

Operating Systems and Computing Hardware: Win8+ with 4GB+ RAM, MacOS 10.13+ with 4GB+ RAM, Android 8+ with 2GB+ RAM, iOS 11+ with 2GB+ RAM

Internet Connection: Broadband – Fiber, wireless, DSL, cable modem

While the system will run in smaller screen sizes, these are the recommended minimum sizes for the best experience: 4" (mobile) or higher

Please refer to elearning.heart.org for specific course technical requirements.

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Associated Course : ACLS
Format : Online Course
Product Type : Blended and eLearning

Continuing Education Information

Accreditation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statements
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement – Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.00 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.00 contact hours.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 2.75 Contact Hours. Universal Program Number: JA0000134-0000-23-135-H04-P

Continuing Education Accreditation – Emergency Medical Services
This continuing education activity is approved by the American Heart Association, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), for 3.00 Advanced CEHs, activity number 23-AMHA-F4-0044.

By claiming CAPCE credit, the claimant acknowledges the following: I understand that the American Heart Association as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected, need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.

AARC Credit Statement – Respiratory Therapist
This non-traditional program has been approved for 2.50 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

Course# 190771000

Participation and Successful Completion
I. Learners will register through RQI 1Stop or related LMS
II. Attendees will claim credit on a variety of online LMSs

Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

1. Complete all portions of the online course
2. Complete the course evaluation
3. Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit

Disclosure Statement
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and/or affiliations:

Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP
Mauricio G. Cohen, MD
Edward C. Jauch, MD, MS
Susan Morris, RN
Brian K. Walsh, PhD, RRT
Erik S. Soderberg, MS
Amber Rodriguez, PhD
Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Deanna Rodriguez, MBA
Lauren Sanderson, MS


This course is designed for healthcare professionals who direct or manage cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies; personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units; physicians, nurses, and paramedics; and others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.