Why EMT Advantage
100% online emergency courses
- Accepted nationwide with no skills test
- Instant certification day or night
- For initial cert or recert
- Based on new AHA guidelines
- 3 months money back guarantee
- Take our courses for required job training
No hidden charges
Includes everything you need
- Online training material
- Online exam with instant grading
- 3 free exam retakes
- Instant provider card
- Hard copy card with free shipping, if requested
Fast, convenient process
Earn your card from your computer
- Study the online training material
- Take the online exam on your schedule
- Get up to 3 free exam retakes
- Instant provider card once you pass
- Receive your hard copy card by mail, upon request
Save up to 15%
Automatic multi-course discounts
- Save 10% when you order 2 courses
- Save 15% when you order 3 courses
- Discounts applied instantly
- Secure, convenient shopping cart
- Get instant access after purchase
Frequently asked questions
1. When will my card arrive?
Answer: As soon as you pass you will be able to download an instant PDF provider card. The following day we will ship your hard copy card if requested. Hard copy cards typically arrive in 3–4 days.
2. Can I purchase multiple courses?
Answer: Yes, you can order up to three courses at once. Plus, you will automatically save 10% when you order any two courses and 15% when you order three courses!
3. Do you require an in-person skills test (also called a practical component)?
Answer: At EMT Advantage you will not be required to conduct an in-person test or demonstration of any kind. Our certification courses are 100% online which means you can do everything from your home or work computer.
For more information please see our FAQ page.
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(save 10% when you order 2 courses and 15% when you order 3)
The most convenient way to certify or recertify is from your home computer!
Sign up for an ACLS, PALS or BLS course from EMT Advantage and discover why so many medical professionals are skipping the classroom, saving time, saving money and earning their provider card online.
Each course includes comprehensive training material and our online exams. Courses are based on the most recent American Heart Association guidelines and updated regularly. Exams are conducted online and typically take about an hour to complete. As soon as you place an order you will have instant access to the course material for as long as you need. There are no time restrictions. Study, prepare and test at your own pace! You will be able to access our courses from any computer with Internet access.
EMT Advantage makes it easy for medical professionals to quickly earn a recertification or certification for ACLS, PALS and BLS online!
Receive a 2 year certification that is accepted nationally!
Our courses are accepted throughout the entire United States, and most international countries and territories as well. So regardless of your location our courses are a fast, easy way to earn your ACLS, PALS or BLS (or all three!). All of our certifications last for 2 years from the date of completion.
Take your course from home — no skills check required
For your convenience, our certification and recertification courses do not require any in-person skills checks. Each course contains all the material and knowledge you need to earn an ACLS, PALS or BLS certification so you can avoid the hassle of disrupting your schedule with an in-person skills check.
Free provider cards — receive one instantly and another by mail, upon request
As soon as you pass the exam you will receive a PDF provider card which you can print for immediate proof of certification. The following business day we will ship a hard copy certification card printed on professional card stock. The hard copy card typically arrives at your doorstep within 3–5 business days. The card is shipped only if requested.
Complete money back guarantee!
All of our courses include 3 months 100% money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with one of our courses during this period you can contact us for a full refund of your purchase (minus any express shipping fees). Other online continuing education providers don’t offer a refund or limit the refund period to a few weeks. We stand by our courses for 3 months after purchase!
Save up to 15% on multi-course orders!
EMT Advantage is one of the few medical education services to offer a full suite of emergency medical certification services. Our extensive services enable us to pass significant savings on to you. If you need to order multiple certification or recertification courses you will receive an automatic discount as soon as you select more than one course in our shopping cart.
Save 10% when you order two courses
Save 15% when you order three courses
Register today! Here’s how it works
Our courses are fast and easy to complete.
Select your desired courses and complete your purchase
Prepare for the exam at your own pace
Take the online exam with instant grading
Get your exam results immediately
» If you pass, download your instant provider card (PDF) for immediate proof of certification
» If you don’t pass the exam, 3 free retakes are included
If requested, we will ship your hard copy provider card within 1 business day after you pass
California services snapshot
You can place an order for an ACLS California using any major credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover card. If you purchase more courses than just the ACLS CA course you will receive an automatic discount. Receive a 10% discount when you order 2 courses and a 15% discount when you order 3 courses.
First class mail
All of our certification cards, including the California PALS, are delivered through first-class mail, if requested. Once you complete the CA PALS course you will be able to download an instant card. If requested, we will ship your hard copy card the following business day. Your hard copy card will arrive in 3–5 business days (and we also offer expedited shipping services).
Order a California BLS course and receive a CA BLS certification that is good for 2 years from the date you pass the exam. At EMT Advantage all of our certifications (ACLS, PALS and BLS) are accepted nationwide for 2 years. If you should lose your certification card in that time period please contact a customer service team member for a free replacement card.
California health overview
Ranked 26th in 2010 in overall health, California further improved its position and climbed to 16th in 2015.
Besides that, the state tops the table for deaths caused by cardiovascular problems and is ranked 12th in the number of deaths caused by cancer per 100,000 people.
At present there are 3.4 million smokers in the state, which means that the number of smokers has fallen by 852,000 people over the last decade.
The number of obese people has increased and there are 6.9 million obese people at present.
8.6% of the adults in California are diabetics. This indicates an increase of 2% over the last 10 years.
The number of children below 18 who live in poverty has increased, and is presently estimated at 23%.
California health strengths
The infant mortality rate is low
Cigarette smokers count is low
Early prenatal care is used accordingly
California health challenges
Have a very polluted air
Only few are covered with immunization
Only few people are insured
The VFC (California Vaccines for Children) program, managed by the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Public Health, has been working to help families across the state by providing free vaccines to doctors who use them on children who are below 18 years of age.
To be eligible for free vaccines under this program, children MUST be less than 18 years old and should satisfy any one of the following prerequisites:
Should be uninsured
Should be eligible for Medi-Cal or CHDP (Child Health Disability Program)
Should be a native of Alaska or an American Indian
The program does not cover children who have enrolled under the Healthy Families program. Besides this, the Infectious Disease Control Department, through its Immunization Branch, helps produce and distribute materials that will help promote vaccination. Material is available about topics related to:
Immunization for a healthy pregnancy
HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) prevention
My Best Shot (a website that creates awareness regarding immunization among adolescents)
Besides this, there is OMH (Office of Multicultural Health) which advises both- the CPDH (California Department of Public Health) and the DHCS (Department of Health Care Services) on cultural and racial issues and helps the coordinate the activities of departments and the healthcare providers. It takes concerted action to formulate and implement new policies and measures regarding the health of minority communities.
The OMH amends the problem of inconsistency in the availability of health care services. It encourages community involvement in decisions related to public health and helps create a network of information between the CPDH, the DHCS and ethnic communities. Its overall aim is to improve the prevailing health of minority communities in the state.
Apr 09, 2021 -- An 81-year-old dimentia and Alzheimer patient died after falling in California Aqueduct
An elderly man who was a patient of dementia and Alzheimer passed away after falling into the California Aqueduct, officials reported. The dead body was found in the water after his spouse reported him missing. A good samaritan called 911 and reported that a man had fallen in the aqueduct. Emergency teams reached and found the man unresponsive in the water. CPR was performed but the old man did not survive.
Aug 21, 2018 -- First date became a medical emergency
This physician thought she would spend her first date away from the ER for a change, but little did she know that she would be performing a medical procedure and save a life on that day just the same. Andi Traynor, a doctor was out in the beach when her 56-year-old date, Max Montgomery suddenly collapsed in front of her. The doctor knew her date was experiencing a heart attack. She immediately performed CPR while waiting for help to arrive. The emergency staff who responded to the call for help rushed the patient to the hospital where he underwent a heart surgery the following day. Months later, Max has fully recovered from that nightmare and she and Andi Traynor are still dating. All's well that ends well.
Jun 02, 2017 -- Sheriff saves the life of a civilian
Dave Eddy was walking his dog like he does every day of the week when suddenly he blacked out and fell to the floor. Luckily for him, Dave Konecny, an off-duty sheriff was passing nearby with his wife. Dave stopped, got out of the card to check for Dave's vital and began doing CPR while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. After several minutes, Mr. Eddy's vitals came back and his life was saved "Anyone in the same position would have done the same thing," said the heroic sheriff.
Oct 15, 2015 -- Small girl surgery
“Adrianna is my youngest acoustic neuroma patient, and it was incredibly humbling to be able to help her and provide such a successful outcome.” Friedman, the director of otology, neurotology and skull base surgery for Keck Medicine of USC, had come to the attention of Alona Bowman and her husband as a result of their frantic search for help upon first learning of their daughter’s condition.
Jun 18, 2015 -- Police officer revives drowning girl
A police officer who was off-duty was seen helping to revive a girl six years of age after she was reported to be drowning in a swimming pool. She was swimming in the pool one afternoon when she was suddenly seen unconscious and unable to lift herself up to the surface. The off-duty police officer immediately rushed to her aid. After a few minutes of performance cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the police officer was able to get breathing back to the girl. Emergency authorities were able to take the girl to the nearest hospital for further care and evaluation. A life was preserved thanks to the quick response of the rescuer.
Jan 24, 2015 -- Midair Mayhem solved with an AED and two firefighters
During a flight to Houston, a 70-year-old man aboard the United Flight 333 called out for help. Luckily, his co-passengers included the Orange County Fire Authority, which were trained in CPR. As the man collapsed, firefighters Donovan George and Alex Van grabbed the AED from the flight crew and performed chest compressions to the elderly, who has gone into cardiac arrest. Minutes later, he was hooked to an IV and a defibrillator is used to get a pulse. The flight was also diverted to Phoenix, the closest landing site. Fortunately, the elderly was already revived and alert when Phoenix firefighters responded to the deplaned aircraft. The man was thankful to his firefighting saviors and the flight crew as well.
Nov 19, 2014 -- High school coaches’ joint effort saved a student’s life after cardiac arrest
During a basketball practice in Aliso Niguel High School, a student collapsed and went into cardiac arrest. The two coaches were called on the scene as one of them performed CPR while the other ran to retrieve the school’s defibrillator. The AED was used and after analyzing the victim’s heartbeat, it suggested a shock. The coach was able to defibrillate the victim on the scene and he was revived. The AED was put in the school six years ago after a student died during a cross-country meet. This time, the victim was revived and the school avoided another tragic death.
Oct 02, 2014 -- A sixth grader redefines the meaning of friendship
Skylar Berry was called a savior when she was able to save a friend’s life during a birthday pool party. While swimming, she noticed a lifeless body in the bottom of the pool and called her other friends to fish it out. Getting no signs of life, Skylar administered CPR she learned from fire camp. Her heroic efforts proved to be fruitful as her friend sputtered out water and was rushed to the hospital for further tests. He made a full recovery and was back in school after two days. The 11-year-old is already dedicated to teaching CPR to kids her age.
Aug 28, 2014 -- Man struck by lightning in Venice beach, revived by lifeguards and paramedics
When a father went to teach her daughter how to surf in Venice beach, he did not know that they would meet a terrifying fate. A massive bolt of lightning struck the beach, killing one and injuring many others. The father, a chiropractor, was one of the injured victims. Her daughter was briefly unconscious and when she came around, she saw her father, who’s also a Los Angeles County lifeguard, and she quickly jumped into action. Fire department paramedics and lifeguards pulled the victim out of the water and performed CPR. After 10 minutes, he took a breath and was revived.