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 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!
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 are valid 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 check. 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
Maryland services snapshot
Do you need a Maryland ACLS recertification quickly? We offer express delivery on our MD ACLS cards. The card is shipped only if it is requested. However, for your convenience, you will also receive an instant PDF of your Maryland ACLS as soon as you complete the exam. It’s just another reason to choose EMT Advantage to renew your ACLS!
First class mail
Your Maryland PALS card will be shipped to you the first business day after you successfully complete the MD PALS exam and request for your PALS hard-copy card. We’ll also include a receipt of your order and the hard copy card on professional card stock. All of our shipments are sent through first-class mail to ensure that you receive them quickly and in good condition.
Don’t drive to class
Worried about disrupting your busy schedule to fit in a recertification class? Save yourself the trouble and renew your Maryland BLS online with our MD BLS courses. You won’t have to take classes over the weekend or drive back and forth to class. You also won’t be required to take a hands on skills check so you can recertify or certify your MD BLS entirely from home!
Maryland health overview
Maryland was ranked 32nd in overall health in 2011 among all US states, which is a steep fall from the 21st position held in 2010.
It is ranked 35th in the number of cardiovascular deaths and 32nd in the number of cancer related deaths per 100,000 people.
The rate of smoking among adults has fallen from 20.5% to 15.2% over the last decade though there are still 672,000 adult smokers in the state.
There are 1.2 million obese adults in the state, which is an increase of 437,000 over the last decade.
The incidence of diabetes has increased. Currently, 9.3% of the adults in the state are diabetics as compared to 6.4% people 10 years back.
The rate of violent crime in the state has fallen sharply over the last 5 years and is estimated at 548 offences per 100,000 people presently.
The percentage of children below 18 who live in poverty has increased marginally and is estimated at 13.6%.
Maryland health strengths
Low rate of children living in poverty
Easily available primary care physicians
Low rate of smoking
Maryland health challenges
Highly polluted air
High rate of infant mortality
High rate of violent crime
A high infant mortality rate indicates the presence of problems like nutritional factors, environment, lifestyle, family history and poor access to health services within the community.
To tackle this problem, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) convened an Infant Mortality Epidemiology Work Group which is comprised of experts in this field. Concerted action is being taken to bring down the rate by providing better prenatal care, maintaining complete records and reaching out to the underprivileged sections.
Programs like “Healthy Women, Healthy Lives Program”, “Strategy to Improve Birth Outcomes”, “Babies Born Healthy Program”, have been undertaken to carry on the good work in this direction.
The DHMH continues to support programs like Improved Pregnancy Outcomes and FIMR (Fetal and Infant Mortality Review). The FIMR is a community based program which regularly “assesses, monitors and works to improve systems and resources for women, infants and families”.
The risk factors named by the Infant Mortality Epidemiology Work Group that need intervention on a priority basis include:
Obesity, cardiac problems, diabetes, asthma, use of tobacco, binge drinking, depression
Chronic conditions like hypertensive disorders, gestational diabetes, etc before, during or after pregnancy
Providing health care for very low birth weight babies
Assessing the timing and impact of risk-targeted prenatal care
Teen pregnancies (particularly among Hispanic teens) and motherhood after the age of 35
Besides these, steps are taken to ensure mental well being of women at the time of conception and providing them easy access to prenatal care. Perinatal and neonatal follow-up after the birth of the baby ensures good health of both the mother and the child and thus helps bring down the infant mortality rate.
Jul 30, 2021 -- Timely CPR saved a teenager
Firefighter-EMT Williams was present at the scene where a teenager was found unconscious in the pool. 911 was called and he provided CPR to the teen, who regained consciousness while the first emergency arrived. Williams was then awarded for his heroic action.
Dec 30, 2013 -- Infant survives with the help of an officer-on-duty
While on street patrol, Officer Ben Crumlin saw flashing lights behind his vehicle. It was coming from a car, and thinking there was a crash, the officer checked what it was about. Instead, a man asked for help regarding his son not breathing in the backseat. Despite the risk of compressions on a small body, Officer Crumlin performed CPR efforts until the child is breathing on his own. The officer took him and his family to the hospital to receive proper medical care. The infant fully recovered, thanks to the CPR efforts of the officer and quick thinking of his family.