Because of the importance and criticality of hands-on skills needed to effectively perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), the American Council on Exercise does NOT recognize any CPR course that is taught online without a live, hands-on skills assessment verified by a qualified CPR instructor. Therefore, only a course where participants are awarded a CPR card by demonstrating skills will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis there is extremely limited availability of live skills-checks for CPR/AED in response to the CDC’s social distancing recommendations. To accommodate ACE certification candidates and ACE Certified Professionals who need to recertify, we are temporarily waiving the live skills-check requirement through June 30, 2022.

If you enroll in a blended CPR/AED course that includes online and live, in-person components, we will accept a certificate of completion for just the online portion to satisfy your CPR/AED requirements to sit for the exam or renew your certification.

Domestic CPR Providers

International CPR Providers