American Academy of Pediatrics

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

Choose 1 of the Following AAP NRP Skills Session

8th Edition NRP Instructions


Schedule your AAP NRP skills session below. Afterwards, you will receive an email with pre-study materials and instructions on how to navigate the new learning platform.

Step 2

Click on the laptop icon to access the website, then select the NRP 8th Edition Learning Platform button. All students will have to create a new account.

Step 3

Depending on experience, select either the Essentials or Advanced exam. Read below for more guidance. Once completed, either email or bring a copy of the part 1 certificate.

Step 4

After the skills session, return to the learning platform and log-back in. Lastly, your neonatal resuscitation certification should be located in the my certificates & eCards tab.

Advanced 8th Ed. NRP Skills

$ 130
  • Proof of Course Completion
  • Awarded 12 CEs
    are issued for completion of the online exam provided by the AAP (OBN-001-91)

Orange County Schedule

San Diego Schedule

Essentials 8th Ed. NRP Skills

$ 90
  • Proof of Course Completion
  • Awarded 4 CEs
    are issued for completion of the online exam provided by the AAP (OBN-001-91)

Orange County Schedule

San Diego Schedule

Important Information


90% of providers will be required to take Advanced. Required for anyone who may attend deliveries or care for high-risk neonates in any setting.

Strongly recommended for:

First-Time Certifiers/Students/New Grads/ Nurses Transitioning to any OB/Newborn Specialty

  • To gain a complete understanding of the current NRP algorithm and to make yourselves better prepared and more marketable.


Designed for the medical professional who does not attend deliveries or care for high-risk neonates, the Essentials option provides only limited NRP knowledge through PPV and does not include chest compression skills.

 Lactation Nurses 

  • Usually will need only Essentials

Postpartum Nurses/Respiratory Therapists 

  • Despite what the NRP website implies, these specialties typically require the Advanced, especially if they float to multiple departments.

Check with your workplace if you are unsure.

The new 8th Edition NRP offers 2 provider categories, Advanced and Essential.

Still uncertain which to register for? Best to clarify directly with your employer. We at NEO strongly recommend the Advanced online course. While most providers don’t usually perform NRP past the point of PPV, we must be knowledgeable and up to date with current guidelines, so we can keep our patients safe and be effective team members. Making the right decision up front will save valuable time and money. 

The American Academy Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation certification is a required certification for all healthcare providers who come into contact with newborns. The AAP NRP Skills course format requires learners to first study AAP NRP material, then complete an online exam. After completing the exam, learners must then attend an interactive course that includes a hands-on NRP skills session. In addition, Neonatal Resuscitation certification eCards are issued on same day.

At NEO, we strive to provide a memorable NRP skills session, rather than a dull class. The topic of NRP is a serious one. Accordingly, we utilize the best approaches for teaching so that students can remember these skills when needed.

Transitioning from intrauterine to extra-uterine life is the single most dangerous event in a person’s life. During this time, the human body goes through more physiologic adjustments than in any other stage of life. For the most part, babies usually transition without any problems. In fact, roughly 90% of babies transition smoothly into extra-uterine life. However, some babies struggle to adjust, or don’t adjust at all. Thus, for the remaining few percent, Neonatal Resuscitation may be necessary. Furthermore, since there are many births, the small percentage of infants requiring resuscitation may be substantial. While appropriate neonatal resuscitation is essential, the success of an optimal resuscitation can be one of the most gratifying experiences for healthcare providers.

Contact us if you have any questions regarding your NRP certification.

Orange County Office: 714-979-4022

San Diego Office: 858-748-3300


Clients must call us to apply our New Grad and Maternal discounts. Also, students must bring proof of being a student or a New Grad.

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8th Ed. NRP Textbook

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) requires that students purchase the Neonatal Resuscitation Program textbook. Click on the icon to purchase your book for $74.95.

NRP Skills Videos

Nervous about your upcoming skills session? Click on the icon to review the AAP's videos on CPAP, endotracheal intubation, epinephrine administration, CPR and PPV.

Cant Find a Class?

Call us if you don't see an NRP certification class that fits your schedule. Our staff will try their best to accommodate you depending on our instructor availability.