Is the Online CPR Certification Legitimate?

The answer is typically no. Currently the AHA does not accredit, approve, nor endorse any fully remote online CPR certification or renewal course. The AHA requires an in-person, hands-on skills assessment as part of their certification program, which is not accessible online. However, due to COVID-19, the AHA has temporarily adjusted these guidelines. In order to be issued a certification eCard, the fully online CPR certification course must observe the same standards as cited above, which include instructor-led courses and the use of the same required equipment and materials.