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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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 and globally!
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
Pennsylvania services snapshot
Shipments every day
We ship Pennsylvania requested ACLS cards daily. While some online certification providers are content to send their certifications once a week, we make it a priority to deliver our cards as quickly as possible. The card is shipped only if it is requested. Order your PA ACLS course today and see why EMT Advantage is the largest and oldest ACLS service provider online.
Hard copy cards in 3–5 business days
As soon as you complete your Pennsylvania PALS course you will receive an instant PA PALS card (this card is downloaded in PDF format). If requested, we will ship you your official hard copy card printed on professional card stock, shipped thru first class mail, and delivered with a receipt of your order the following business day.
2 Year certification
A Pennsylvania BLS certification from EMT Advantage is good for two years from the date of receipt. Should you relocate during that two you period you won’t be required to order a new certification as our courses are accepted nationally. We also back our PA BLS courses with our industry best money back guarantee.
Pennsylvania health overview
The state of Pennsylvania ranks 26th in overall health, an improvement over the 27th position occupied in 2010.
Pennsylvania ranked 38th in the number of deaths caused by cardiac problems and 36th in the number of cancer related deaths per 100,000 people.
Obesity rose to 29.2% from 21.2% ten years ago.
The incidence of diabetes in Pennsylvania has also increased and 10.3% of the adult population of the state has now been diagnosed with diabetes (compared to 9.0% last year). There are more than 1 million adult diabetics in the state.
The rate of smoking among adults has fallen from 24.3% to 18.4% over the last ten years though there are 1.8 million adult smokers.
The rate of children below 18 who live in poverty has increased from 14.5% to 16.4% over the last year.
Pennsylvania health strengths
A small uninsured population
Readily available health care services
High rate of graduation from high school, leading to an increased awareness of the need for preventive health care
Pennsylvania health challenges
Highly polluted air
High incidence of diabetes
Low public health funding per person
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has started a program called the Pennsylvania Diabetes Prevention & Control Program which aims at reducing the incidence of diabetes among the residents of the state. One of the goals of this program is to keep the complications arising from diabetes at bay and thus help improve the quality of life of the people affected by it. In addition to this, the recommendations of Pennsylvania Diabetes Action Plan 2007 have been implemented with support from the members of the Diabetes Action partnership.
The program aims to promote general health by advocating a healthier lifestyle, targeting specifically the minorities who are at greater risk from diabetes.
Though the public health spending per person has fallen over the last year, federal and state funds have been used to undertake several projects for the betterment of the people. Community partnerships and training programs have been initiated to push the bar of health education in the state.
The levels of air pollution in the state have always been a cause of concern due to vehicular and industrial emissions. This has led to a rise in the number of asthma cases in the state. To tackle this problem, the PAP (Pennsylvania Asthma Prevention) program was started in 2007. It helps reduce the incidence of asthma in Pennsylvania. The PAP has helped develop a website called www.PAasthama.org to provide online assistance and guidance to community organization, individual consumers and healthcare providers. This website provides information about asthma, online information for those affected by it, list of resources providing medical aid, the latest activities of the PAP, and the list of members constituting the partnership.
Sep 26, 2018 -- Pennsylvania senate passes CPR bill
The Pennsylvania Senate recently passed the CPR Bill authored by Sen.Tom Killion.The senator said that if the bill becomes law, kids will learn CPR while still in high school and will have the opportunity to help save lives today and in generations to come.
Jul 31, 2018 -- Teenager drowned in a park pool
Angelita Diaz, 15 years old, will never be able to sing and go out with friends again. Lita was attending a party with the family when she drowned in the state park pool. His father thought he daughter was enjoying the party when he heard someone screaming for help. He saw a boy trying to pull Angelita out of the deeper end of the pool. Rob Peters performed CPR on her daughter until emergency responders arrived on the scene. But the girl later died in the hospital wher she was brought ealrlier. Her family in a later interview stated that the girl had a history of seizures and they are not discounting the possibillity that the girl would have experienced seizures while in the pool.
Jun 14, 2016 -- Newlywed saves life while wearing wedding gown
Nurse Julie Stroyne, a trauma nurse at UPMC-Presbyterian, was enjoying her wedding. She and her new husband had just stepped outside after their reception when they heard cries for help. Without a second thought, Stroyne slipped off her high heels and got to work to save the woman who had no pulse. Soon, paramedics arrived to take over. The status of the patient is unknown. Stroyne says that for a nurse, "there's no time off."
Sep 26, 2013 -- Adrenaline and CPR training help sue save lives
During a frantic race to catch a flight, Sue Hostler was shocked to have a stranger’s life in her hands. Missing the elevator, she waited until the doors opened and a young man can be seen unconscious inside it. Suffering from cardiac arrest, the 25-year-old Bob Hallinan didn’t have a pulse. Adrenaline kicked Sue’s instincts and she quickly called 911. With the aid of a passerby, she was able to change Hallinan’s position before performing chest compressions that she learned a long time ago. It took 17 minutes until an EMS crew arrived. They use an AED to deliver to shocks to Hallinan while he is transported to a nearby hospital. For her bravery, Sue earned an award from the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation and Hallinan’s eternal gratitude.