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American CPR Certification - Accreditation

American Heart Association Online Course

American CPR Certification (ACPR) offers continuing education credits in ACLS, PALS, BLS CPR and layperson CPR certification and recertification which is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and American Heart Association.

Target Audience: Our certified courses have been designed to meet the educational needs of health care providers involved in the care of patients in cardiac arrest, bradycardia and tachycardia including pediatric emergencies.

Joint Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and National Health Care Provider Solutions. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

OnCourse Learning has been honored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Premier Status and is the only for-profit entity to ever receive the Accreditation Premier Program Award. The ANCC stated: "The most obvious example of of Nursing Spectrum CE's status as a model of learning excellence comes from the 250 healthcare organizations and systems that have contracted for access to Nursing Spectrum CE's educational activities for their nurses through CE Direct. Some organizations have been in this relationship for seven years or more, and the program has a 95% renewal rate."

OnCourse Learning was also cited by ANCC for having quality courses and strong leadership.

OnCourse Learning's continuing education (CE) contact hours are generally accepted by most professional nursing organizations and state boards of nursing. OnCourse Learning has made substantial efforts to obtain appropriate providerships for CE offerings. However, OnCourse Learning does not warrant that all professional organizations or licensing authorities will accept its CE contact hours. If in doubt, nurses are advised to contact their professional organizations or licensing authorities to confirm their acceptance of these contact hours.

OnCourse Learning is also an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, New Jersey Board of Nursing, New York State Board of Nursing and the South Carolina Board of Nursing (provider # 50-1489). OnCourse Learning's continuing education courses are accepted by the Georgia Board of Nursing. Relias LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # CEP13791.

Credits for Physicians/Physician Assistants

ACLS Certification/Recertification 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
BLS Certification/Recertification 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PALS Certification/Recertification 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Credits for Nurses

Contact Hours
ACLS Certification/Recertification 9.5 hours
BLS Certification/Recertification 1.75 hours
PALS Certification/Recertification 9.5 hours

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The American CPR Certification faculty and staff have no financial relationships, relationships to products or devices, or other commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity of any amount during the past 12 months. The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The planners and managers from American CPR Certification have nothing to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.