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BLS & ACLS Online Information

You will receive two On-Line AHA Key Invitation emails from the American Heart Association which will include your BLS and ACLS course key in the first sentence of the email.  Copy your course key (copy and paste is preferred, it is case sensitive and must match exactly)  You will need to activate each individual key code for each program (i.e. BLS Key Code for the BLS course and ACLS Key Code for the ACLS Course)

  1. Each course key is only good for 30 days and if it is not activated by then, it will pulled an reassigned to another participant that needs it.
  2. Each course completion certificate is only good for 60 days after the program is complete.  You MUST complete your skills check before the 60 days or you will be required to complete the program again.

Please activate your key by using the instructions below depending on the type of user you are; Please READ carefully before activating the key: New User (you have never registered on the online aha network)

  • Click on the hyperlink “New User” found within the body of the AHA email
  • This will take you directly to the AHA website
  • Enter (Paste or type) the “Key Code” in the New User Box and hit Enter
  • You will be prompted to Register as a User on the AHA website
  • Complete the registration
  • You will then be allowed to access and complete the BLS & ACLS online course utilizing the ACCESS button
  • Upon successful completion of the online program, print out the “certificate of completion”,and bring it with you when you come to the skills check-off session

Returning User (you previously registered on the online aha network)

  • Click on the hyperlink ”Returning User” found within the body of the AHA email
  • This will take you directly to the AHA website
  • Please Sign In using the Log In Box using your complete email address and password
  • If you do not remember your password
    • Type in email, select “forgot password” and put in email to send password link to
    • It will take anywhere from 2 minutes to 15 minutes to receive an email from help@onlineaha.org
    • Open this help email and Click in the link provided
    • Please follow the instructions on the website to reset the password
  • Click on “Activate a Key”
  • Enter (Paste or type) the “Key Code” in the open box in the field
  • Click Accept and  Activate
  • You will then be allowed to access and complete the BLS & ACLS online course utilizing the ACCESS button
  • Upon successful completion of the online program, print out the “certificate of completion”,and bring it with you when you come to the skills check-off session

To view Our next skills check-offs sessions by clicking on the link:  BLS/ACLS Online Schedules

Check-off sessions will be held in Staff Education, 8th floor Central Building Classroom 1.  You do not have to register for the skills check-off session.  You may show up anytime between the times listed and it should take you 15-20 minutes to complete the check-off.  It will take a little longer because you are checking off on BLS and ACLS.

Your unit may have a BLS & ACLS Instructor that offers BLS & ACLS Skills Check-Off Sessions, allowing multiple opportunities for completion of BLS & ACLS once you complete the online portion of the program!!  Please ask around & look for information posted throughout your unit for dates, times and locations.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you! Sincerely

Julie P. Stephens BSN, RN
Clinical Programs – Staff Education
UAMS AHA Training Center Coordinator
Training Center/Regional Faculty in BLS, ACLS & PALS
UAMS Central Building – 8025-B
4301 West Markham, Slot 526
Little Rock, AR  72205
Work Phone (501) 686-7142
Fax (501) 296-1447
jpstephens@uams.edu