Earn Your Illinois ACLS, PALS, BLS Online


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 science guidelines
  • 60 days 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 eCard
  • Hard copy certificate with free shipping, if requested

Fast, convenient process

Earn your eCard from your computer

  • Study the online training material
  • Take the online exam on your schedule
  • Get up to 3 free exam retakes
  • Instant provider eCard once you pass
  • Receive your hard copy certificate by mail, upon request

Frequently asked questions

1. When will my certificate arrive?
Answer: As soon as you pass you will be able to download an instant PDF provider eCard. The following day we will ship your hard copy certificate if requested. Hard copy certificates 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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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 eCard online.

Each course includes comprehensive training material and our online exams. Courses are based on the most recent science 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!

Recieve 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 certificates — receive one instantly and another by mail, upon request

As soon as you pass the exam you will receive a PDF provider eCard which you can print for immediate proof of certification. The following business day we will ship a hard copy certificate printed on professional certificate stock. The hard copy certificate typically arrives at your doorstep within 3–5 business days. The certificate is shipped only if requested.

Complete money back guarantee!

All of our courses include 60 days 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 60 days after purchase!

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 eCard (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 certificate within 1 business day after you pass

Illinois services snapshot

Secure transaction

When you purchase an Illinois ACLS course online with our shopping cart your transaction is securely processed. On our website you can see the VeriSign seal of security, which designates that our transaction process is safe and secure. Your IL ACLS order will be processed immediately and we’ll send you a receipt and course instructions via email.

Multi-course discount

Purchase an Illinois PALS, ACLS and BLS and you will receive a multi-course discount of 15%! You can also purchase any two course combinations, such as an IL PALS and IL BLS, to receive a 10% discount. Save time and money with EMT Advantage!

Customer service

We take pride in providing excellent customer service. You can contact our customer service department between the hours of 8–5 PST if you need assistance or have questions with Illinois BLS or any course. Customer service is important to us. We are here to help!

Illinois health overview

Illinois was ranked 27th in 2017, which is an improvement over the 29th position held in 2010.

Besides Illinois is ranks 21st in the number of cardiac related deaths and 19th in the number of cancer related deaths (Stats of the State of Illinois 2018).

Illinois highlights

  • There are 1.6 million adults who smokes in the state even after a 5% decrease in the rate of smokers over the last decade.

  • The number of obese people in the state has increased considerably and is estimated at 793,000 obese adults at present.

  • The percentage of adult diabetics in the state has increased from 6.2% to 8.7% over the last 10 years and there are nearly 844,000 adult diabetics in the state now.

  • The violent crime rate in the state has registered a decline over the last year.

  • The number of infectious diseases per 100,000 people has fallen during the last year.

  • The number of children below the age of 18 years who live in poverty has gone up from 15.6% to 20.6% in the last 5 years.

Illinois health strengths

  • Easily available primary health care providers

  • A satisfactory rate of high school graduates

  • High use of prenatal care

Illinois health challenges

  • Very high rate of preventable hospitalizations

  • High rate of binge drinking adults

  • Very polluted air

The Office of Health Promotion, which is dedicated towards promoting a healthier lifestyle among the people of Illinois, has undertaken a wide range of programs for doing so by educating and informing the people and by providing better services. The programs encompass support for illnesses, disorders and problems as varied in nature as the Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, dental problems, craniofacial anomalies, diabetes, hearing problems, smoking, prenatal care, injury prevention, violence prevention, etc.

Besides this, the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Program brings together families, schools and communities for the purpose of teaching children the importance of good health and how to stay healthy by promoting healthier eating habits and physical exercise among teenagers and school going kids.

A website called Healthy Schools for Healthy Learning has been set up for the benefit of parents, teachers, students and the public at large to educate them about safe chemical storage, indoor environmental quality and much more. Text, pictures and internet links are used to create an awareness and spread information.

Center Refugee Program works for coordinating health care provided to Illinois refugees and immigrants through identification, referral and follow-up of observed health conditions.

Information and technical assistance is also provided to minorities with an aim of developing, enhancing and promoting health care services.

Local news

Oct 01, 2018 -- September proclaimed preparedness month in Illinois

September has been proclaimed Preparedness Month in Illinois by Governor Bruce Rauner. He emphasized the importance of preparedness in times of natural and man-made calamities. He said we'll never know when a disaster will strike. It can happen anywhere and at at time when you least expect it. He said we need to get trained in CPR and first aid so we can help in times of emergency.

Read more: https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/511556857-illinois-emergency-management-agency-gov-rauner-proclaims-september-preparedness-month-in-illinois

Sep 10, 2016 -- Woman steps of bus, gets hit by car

26-year-old Angela Celmer was on a bus on her way to a concert and when she stepped off the bus she was hit by a car. The person driving the car stopped for a moment but did not stay at the scene. An off-duty paramedic saw what happened to Celmer and performed CPR on her. Paramedics arrived and took her to the hospital where she is now is critical condition.

Read more: https://patch.com/illinois/tinleypark/woman-critically-injured-hit-run-near-concert-venue

Aug 20, 2016 -- A Priest is saved from a heart attack

It all happened at St. Thomas Catholic Church when a Priest collapsed due to suffering a sudden heart episode. Fire Lieutenant and expert life saver Chris Clausen was alerted while he was outside of the church, he quickly ran inside and examined the priest "I recognized what happened and started CPR right away," said the firefighter. He was assisted by Cathy Olson, an experienced nurse and Bryan Hand, another firefighter and paramedic. They administered CPR and also used an AED that was nearby, after a shock the priest regained a pulse and started breathing.

Read more: https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-aed-lifesaving-st-0819-20160819-story.html

Aug 05, 2014 -- Forest ranger saved a 15-month old toddler after having a seizure

The baby was at an event held at the Greenbelt Cultural Center in North Chicago when he suddenly had a seizure. A Lake County Forest Preserve ranger was, luckily, at the same event and he took matters into his own hand by, first, calling 911, and then giving CPR to the baby. The baby had stop moving and breathing when the officer got to him. But this did not stop him from giving aid and because of his continued CPR, the baby was able to breathe on his own. The officer did not leave the baby’s side as when the infant would stop breathing again, he would resume CPR.

Read more: https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140804/news/140809388/

Oct 20, 0016 -- Little kid saved by police officer

Tone Trujillo and Jose Sanchez were the two heroic police officers of the day. They responded to a call at a Chicago west side home. When they arrived they saw a 3-year-old lying on the floor with no signs of life. “Immediately I resorted to my training and fatherly experience, and began CPR,” said Officer Trujillo. After several minutes the little boy regained a pulse and started breathing. The EMTs arrived and took the little boy to the nearest medical center.

Read more: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2016/10/20/cpd-officer-saves-unconscious-3-year-old-with-cpr/