The CPR Training Company is not a continuing medical education (CME) or continuing education (CE) agency. However, we are happy to highlight the CME and CE options made available by the American Heart Association.
Possible CE/CME Options* for HeartCode include:
- HeartCode BLS (1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
- HeartCode ACLS (2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
- HeartCode PALS (3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit)
Please note the AHA issues the CE/CME credits and not the CPR Training Company. CE/CME options and quantity are subject to change without notice. Please contact the AHA with specific CE/CME questions.
*CME hours are subject to change without notice, contact the AHA for any updates in CME hours.
Why not offer CME for BLS, ACLS, and PALS classes?
The mission of the CPR Training Company is to provide open-to-the-public American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification classes. In a broad sense, the CPR Training Company supports a wide variety of disciplines, and it is not feasible to become an accredited CME/CE provider for all the healthcare disciplines which attend our classes.
Ongoing CME program maintenance is extraordinarily complex and costly. From experience, CPR Training Company leadership concluded offering CMEs is not an affordable or sustainable option for the limited scope of content we develop and provide. In researching the feasibility of CME, we found the majority of established CME programs do not offer CME for AHA BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
Therefore, the AHA’s HeartCode courses are an option for CME, and we encourage those seeking CEMs for BLS, ACLS, or PALS to complete a HeartCode course. Of course, the CPR Training Company will continually evaluate our CME status so we can advance our mission to provide open-to-the-public American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification classes. We welcome the option to partner with any healthcare facility under their CME program.