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We Need Your Help To Spread Out AHA Recertifications

Published: Jan. 10, 2022
Heart and Dove

Previously, the American Heart Association (AHA) extended recertifications for BLS, ACLS and PALS from March until August 2020 due to COVID-19.

Because of this extension, there will be over two times the normal amount of students in 2022 trying to renew this upcoming July and nearly three times the normal amount of students trying to renew in August. Because of this, we're asking for help to spread out recertifications.

All staff members with AHA certifications (including BLS, ACLS and PALS) that expire between March and August will need to register for classes according to the alphabetical schedule below, but no later than your expiration month. There is never any harm in taking a class a month or two early, as you do not want your certification to expire.

March: Staff with last names starting with letters A-E 
April: Staff with last names starting with letters F-J 
May: Staff with last names starting with letters K-N 
June: Staff with last names starting with letters O-R 
July: Staff with last names starting with letters S-V 
August: Staff with last names starting with letters W-Z

August will also be when we recertify anyone who may not have registered according to their last name in the previous months.

Please see the BLS, ACLS and PALS calendar links to find a class to fit your schedule.

We will still offer initial BLS, ACLS and PALS classes for new staff or people changing roles who need an initial class. Don’t forget that we offer a BLS and ACLS combo class that allows staff to obtain both recertifications in one class. 

We currently have the schedule open for March and April. Please register for classes in March if your last name starts with the letters A-E. Please register for classes in April in your last name start starts with F-J. The remaining months will open for registration approximately three months prior to the start of the month.

It's imperative that employees participate in the renewal schedule to ensure that they can take advantage of the free AHA certification courses offered to them as Methodist employees.

Any questions? Email @email or call (402) 354-7100. Visit the FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions.