The American Heart Association is the recognized leader in resuscitation science and BLS, ACLS, and PALS education in the United States


Why Should You Care?

You're going to the source

The American Heart Association (AHA) is the author and sole provider of the AHA Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and      Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC). The AHA is also a founding member of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), and the only committee member in the United States.    

As part of ILCOR, the AHA is responsible for creating the AHA CPR and ECC Guidelines, followed by organizations across the United States and around the world. This role positions the AHA to understand the science of CPR and resuscitation better than other organizations in the United States and incorporate this science into high-quality, resuscitation education content and training.

You're aligning with an innovator

The AHA is continually innovating to deliver new CPR and resuscitation training programs and methods that improve skills and the quality of patient care and outcomes. New for 2019: the AHA and The Joint Commission have joined forces to offer a new, comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification.


Why Choose BLS, ACLS, and PALS Courses from the AHA?

You want quality

The AHA’s training courses are designed using extensive research, testing, innovation, and evidence-based educational principles to improve learning, skill mastery and skill retention.

All training courses are developed under the guidance of expert clinicians - in the United States and around the world - and vetted by key AHA scientists and educators. Courses are regularly updated and improved using expert reviews and the latest resuscitation Guidelines.

You need trust and credibility

The AHA’s science and training courses are highly trusted and relied upon by healthcare accrediting and governing bodies to set the standards for resuscitation quality in the United States.

The AHA's programs are used by US hospitals to meet The Joint Commission standards, and the AHA's BLS, ACLS, and PALS course cards are preferred by credentialing committees in the majority of hospitals across the country.


What's In It For You?

A better education

AHA courses and instructors are unparalleled in quality. Instructors are supported through training in science and adult learning,            Instructor Essentials courses, and superior program administration. 

The AHA is committed to improving education by leading the development of the first-ever American Heart Association Resuscitation Education Statement that examines educational learning principles and applies them to resuscitation training.

Peace of mind

The AHA's course cards are accepted by more hospitals in the United States than any other organizations. Greater than 90% of US hospitals and more than 10 million healthcare providers rely on the AHA's resuscitation training each year.


The AHA is the largest provider of resuscitation training. A vast Training Network of more than 2,900 Authorized Training Centers and 400,000 instructors make finding an AHA course easy and convenient. 

Learn more about the American Heart Association’s BLS, ACLS, and PALS courses now.