Acceptable Cards


For all Emergency Cardiovascular Care courses, the AU Health System accepts a valid1, current2:


Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • American Heart Association (AHA) "Healthcare Provider" (HCP) card (Example)
  • The Military Training Network (MTN) BLS Healthcare Provider card--an AHA affiliate

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS Provider card (Example)
  • The Military Training Network (MTN) ACLS Provider card--an AHA affiliate

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • American Heart Association (AHA) PALS Provider card (Example)
  • The Military Training Network (MTN) PALS Provider card--an AHA affiliate

Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition, and Stabilization (PEARS)

  • American Heart Association (AHA) PEARS Provider card (Example)
  • The Military Training Network (MTN) PEARS Provider card--an AHA affiliate

 

Unacceptable Cards

All other cards are unacceptable and holders must complete an approved course.  Cards not accepted include American Safety and Health Institute (AHSI), CPR Resources, American CPR Training, American Red Cross, International CPR Institute, ProCPR and any others that have not been listed.  The statement "Taught according to AHA guidelines." or some variation of that statement does not make the card acceptable.

Military Training Network

Since 1984 the AHA has recognized the Military Training Network (MTN) for Resuscitative Medicine Programs as equivalent to an AHA ECC Region and national Training Center.  The MTN coordinates resuscitative medicine programs for the uniformed services.  The Department of Defense Health Council at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences established these programs for the uniformed services.

  1. A valid AHA card is the original card with all the information printed (handwritten is not acceptable).  This is the only proof of course completion.  Letters, rosters and copies of cards are not valid proof of course completion.
  2. All AHA course cards are valid for two years through the last day of the month of the recommended renewal date. There is no grace period for provider or instructor cards.