AHA Online Heartcode

What is a Heartcode?

The American Heart Association offers online ACLS, BLS, and PALS and calls it “Heartcode”. You can use these classes to renew or certify.

Heartcode Part 1: The Online Exam

Hertcode Part 2: Skills at the office, with an instructor. You need to schedule a date/time.

You’re required to complete both Part 1 & 2.

Prefer to Learn in the Classroom?

If you prefer instructor-led classes, sign-up for one of our Renewals or Certifications. Every week in Costa Mesa and San Diego. No cancelled classes, and it’s super easy to reschedule if you need to. ACLS, BLS, and PALS.

FREE Assistance

Get help with the online exam! Complete the Heartcode for BLS, ACLS, or PALS with an instructor.


Review adult and pediatric pharmacology with an instructor.

ECG Rhythms

Review case scenarios, adult and pediatric rhythms with an instructor.

Part 1

Heartcode Part 1 is an online exam offered for BLS, ACLS, and PALS. To obtain access:

  1. Ask your hospital educator if you can have a Keycode for the class(es) you need.
  2. Purchase a Keycode with your Heartcode registration at NEO
  3. Purchase a Keycode on the AHA website.

Heartcode Part 1 contains Videos + Multiple Choice Question + Electronic Simulations.

  • Videos
  • Multiple Choice Questions – the number of questions varies with each class (BLS, ACLS, and PALS).
  • Electronic Simulations – 10 patient cases/ megacodes.

Certificate for Part 1

Upon completion of Heartcode Part 1, you will have a certificate of completion. You need to present this certificate to the instructor who is completing the skills (Heartcode part 2) for you.

At NEO, we have instructors available for skills every day!

CAUTION! There are website that will offer you their own Online Exams. Do not sign-up for those classes! You MUST complete the online exam on the AHA website with a new keycode.

You may need our FREE Assistance with Heartcode, if you

  • Need help with using the computer
  • You need to print your Certificate of Completion
  • You are having trouble navigating the electronic simulations

Part 2

Heartcode Part 2 is schedule with an AHA instructor. The duration depends on
the type of class – BLS, ACLS, or PALS.

Bring your Part 1 Certificate of Completion.

Be prepared to demonstrate:

  • High quality CPR with chest compressions, ventilations, and the AED.
  • Recognition of adult/pediatric rhythms and the appropriate interventions.
  • Manage a code scenario in a team environment.

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