Proper medical certifications, such as ACLS, BLS or PALS, is a requirement for most health care professionals, but when it comes to the method for actually obtaining that certification there are several options. In addition to the traditional method, which involves in-person training, medical professionals now have the ability to obtain their credentials right online. If you are considering this option, here are answers to a few common questions you may have.
Will my employer accept my online medical certification?
First and foremost, candidates considering an online course want to know upfront whether or not the certification they receive will be accepted by their employer. Otherwise, it will be a waste of time and money. These days, most employers recognize online certification and recertification just as they would those obtained through traditional means – provided the coursework meets the AHA guidelines. Additionally, ProMedCert guarantees that if your certification isn’t accepted, you’ll receive a full refund.
Is there a certain timeframe in which the course must be completed?
Unlike traditional in-person training, online medical certification is not timed. In fact, with our platform, you can take as long as you want and pace yourself according to your needs and your schedule. Study when and where you’re most productive, and take your test only when you feel you’re ready to do so.
If I don’t pass the first time, will I have to take the course again?
Another benefit of online certification through ProMedCert is that there are no time restrictions on taking the exam. We also provide the option of unlimited retakes, so if you don’t do well the first time, you can continue testing until you pass.
Is an in-person skills assessment required?
The beauty of online medical certification courses is that they are entirely virtual and do not require an in-person skills assessment. The study materials provided are developed by medical professionals are have been designed to provide the guidance needed in order to deliver emergency care. The skills learned during the coursework are then thoroughly tested through an in-depth assessment during the final exam.
How will I receive proof of course completion?
In order to verify that you have, indeed, successfully completed the required coursework for your medical certification and passed the exam, your employer will want to see your provider card. Many people mistakenly believe that with an online course, you have to wait to receive this card. To the contrary, with our courses, you can download a printable PDF copy of your card to be used immediately while you await the hard copy’s arrival in the mail.
How long will my certification be valid?
The certifications you receive through an online provider, like ProMedCert, are valid for the same amount of time as those obtained through traditional means – for a period of 2 years. When the 2 years is up, you will be required to recertify. Thankfully, we also offer the option of easy, affordable online recertification as well.
Click here to learn more about our online medical certification courses, or register to obtain your credentials through us.