All incoming house staff are required to take an American Heart Association (AHA) approved ACLS course at their own expense and maintain certification throughout their training. All Pediatric residents must be PALS & NRP certified.  Programs that require additional life support certification(s) will directly notify their house staff.

In-person/Online courses are acceptable, however we will only accept certifications from authorized American Heart Association training centers, so please be careful when selecting your course.  You need to specifically ask if the card issued upon completion will have an official AHA logo on it (Course Card Reference Guide).   We will not accept certification cards that do not have an AHA logo.

AHA approved online courses are available for purchase at www.onlineaha.org.  After completing the online portion of the course, you must complete a separate hands-on skills session (sold separately) with an AHA Training Center to obtain a course completion card. Contact an AHA Training Center in your area for more details or to schedule a hands-on session.

You must upload unexpired copies of your certification card(s) to MedHub by the May 19th deadline.   Current certifications must be valid through 8/31/23 or you’ll need to be recertified.  Non-receipt of these certifications will delay your start date!