Because of the importance and criticality of hands-on skills needed to effectively perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the American Council on Exercise does NOT recognize any CPR course that is taught online without a hands-on skills check. Therefore, only a course where participants are awarded a CPR card by demonstrating skills will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis there is extremely limited availability of live skills-checks for CPR/AED in response to the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. To accommodate ACE certification candidates and ACE Certified Professionals who need to recertify, we are temporarily waiving the live skills-check requirement through December 31, 2022.

If you enroll in a blended CPR/AED course that includes online and live, in-person components, we will accept a certificate of completion for just the online portion to satisfy your CPR/AED requirements to sit for the exam or renew your certification.

Preferred US & Canada Provider: ResusciTech

A quick, on-demand CPR/AED certification course is available at your fingertips with the Smart Certification app.

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