How to Claim CE/CME

Learn how to claim your continuing education credits for some American Heart Association courses.

American Heart Association Courses with CE/CME Available

Instructor-Led Courses

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) – for EMS
  • ACLS for Experienced Providers (ACLS EP) – for EMS
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) – for EMS
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – for EMS
  • Pediatric Advanced Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS®) – for EMS

Blended Learning Courses

  • HeartCode® BLS
  • HeartCode® ACLS
  • HeartCode® PALS
  • Heartsaver® First Aid CPR AED Online
  • Heartsaver® CPR AED Online
  • Heartsaver® First Aid Online
  • Heartsaver® Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online

eLearning Courses

  • Heartsaver® Bloodborne Pathogens Online
  • Achieving Accuracy: BP Measurement

Whether you have completed a CPR & First Aid training course in-person or online, or if you have attended an American Heart Association event for which there are credits available, use the information below to claim and obtain your CME/CE certificate.

If You Attended an American Heart Association Class In Person

CompleteCPR instructors will initiate an American Heart Association sent email containing the link and information required to claim CE/CME/CEU for courses that offer continuing education credits. This only applies if you indicated on course paperwork that you want CE/CME credit which will allow us to include it on the course roster

It is the responsibility of the American Heart Association Training Center, Training Site, or Instructor to submit the roster for CME/CE credits to the accrediting body.

  1. Before reaching out to your Training Center, Training Site, or Instructor first try to run a few searches in your email inbox to make sure you didn’t overlook the email with the link to claim your CME/CE credits. Search and make sure you don’t have any emails from If you did receive the email, click on the link inside the email body to claim your CME/CE. This link will take you to a form that must be filled out with all the requested information. Once submitted, you will be able to obtain your course completion and CE certificate
  2. If you cannot locate an email with that email address, reach out to your Training Center, Training Site, or Instructor to ensure they have submitted your student information and have sent an email to claim CME/CE credits

If You Took an American Heart Association Course Online through the American Heart Association’s Websites

If you completed your American Heart Association eLearning course online, you can claim your CME/CE credits on the site where you completed the course. CE credits can only be claimed once all components of the online course are complete.

If You Attended an American Heart Association Sponsored Event In Person

If you attended a ECC Regional Conference

If you attended a live ECC event or session for which Physician, Nursing, or EMS Continuing Education credits are available, you are strongly encouraged to claim your CME/CE credit within 30 days of the conference. To do so, follow the instructions below:

  1. Access
  2. Select Course Catalog
  3. Register for an activity

A. Utilize the search fields in the upper right-hand corner

Select the activity type (All, Live, or Online)

  • Enter a partial activity name or keyword
  • Enter the activity location address, city, or zip for live activities
  • Select the magnifying glass icon
  • Select Register for the selected activity

B. Select Register

C. Enter your Username and Password, and select Sign In

D. You may be prompted to enter additional registration information

E. Enter the access code provided at the end of the session in the Access Code field

F. Select Submit to complete the enrollment

  • Once enrolled, the activity completion pathway automatically displays
  • Review the Activity Overview tab, scroll to bottom and select Continue

G. You may be required to check a confirmation box that you have read the information

  • Select the Launch button to complete an evaluation on the course. This step is required to claim credit. Once complete, select Continue
  • Claim your credit by selecting the Claim button for the appropriate accreditation

H. You may qualify for more than one credit type based on your user profile

I. ACCME and ANCC allow you to claim up to a maximum amount of credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity

  • Select Continue to generate your certificate
  • Select the certificate link to print or save it
  • Select Close. The activity is stored under Completed Activities

If you attended a different event through American Heart Association for which Continuing Education credit is available:


  • CE  – Continuing Education
  • CNE  – Continuing Nurses Education
  • CEUs – Continuing Education Units
  • CEHs – Continuing Education Hours
  • CMEs – Continuing Medical Education