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15% multiple course discount is applied

Domestic (US only) orders include free FedEx Standard Overnight shipping, if requested. You are eligible for a multi-course discount of up to 15% by ordering more than one course. Customers will be able to generate a PDF of their certification eCard immediately after completing the course. Access to your personal workroom and exam are available 24/7. Each order automatically includes 3 free exam re-takes.


Rush ACLS courses for Illinois professionals | ACLS renewal

Save money with Rush ACLS

If you get multiple BLS, ACLS or PALS training courses, a discount will be applied to your total purchase price.

You might need more than one certification in the future so we suggest that you take advantage of this offer now. Make the purchase today and complete the exams based on your renewal schedule. Your Rush ACLS won’t be expiring!

  • Get up to 10% savings for every purchase of any 2 BLS, PALS or ACLS training courses.
  • Get up to 15% savings for every purchase of any 3 ACLS, PALS or BLS training courses.
  • Our shopping cart will include a discount for you.

All inclusive

When you purchase a course, all of these is included (with no extra fees).

  • Free FedEx next-day shipping, if requested
  • Digital PALS, ACLS or BLS eCard for free
  • 3 online exam retakes
  • Latest online training material
  • Hard copy BLS, ACLS or PALS certificate
  • Able and responsive customer support
  • 30-day satisfaction guarantee with a full refund available

Also, you will be given access to a personal “customer workroom”. You can go freely through the course material in the customer workroom. This is also where you can take the exams, download the online provider eCard(s), change your account information, and keep track of past certifications.

Based on AHA guidelines

The Rush ACLS team is always on the lookout for the latest emergency medical practices. Our ACLS, PALS & BLS courses follow 2020 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC. Our online classes are based on the latest AHA guidelines and are updated regularly.

Study online or print

After purchasing the courses you need, you will be given immediate access to the online training material. This will allow you to either study directly from your desktop or laptop or just print out a copy of the curriculum.

Online exam

You have three attempts to pass the exam or get a passing grade of 80% or greater. You will be notified on the questions you answered wrongly on your first attempts. All exams are taken online and are multiple choice.

No time limits

Your online ACLS, PALS and BLS classes are not time-limited. You can purchase all the classes you need in advance and take the tests at your leisure. The exam itself is also not time-limited once you begin. Once you start the test, you can take as much time as you need to complete it. But you won’t be able to save your work and resume it on another day.

Instant provider eCard

Once the test is completed, you’ll be able to access a virtual copy of your PALS, BLS or ACLS certificate(eCard). It will be unlimited and available through the customer workroom. You may use this as your proof of certification if you lose your physical certificate.

Hard copy certificate

Rush ACLS provides unprecedented FedEx shipping for free, if certificate is requested. Other companies will charge for additional $30.00 for same next-day shipping service.

Rush ACLS acceptance

Rush ACLS provides online BLS, ACLS and PALS training courses to customers throughout the United States and also globally. All our courses are based on the most recent AHA guidelines. Try our online courses today and find out what thousands of nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals are saying; online recertification is the fastest and stress-free way to recertify!

Living a healthy lifestyle

We compiled the following health resources to help the citizens of Illinois live a preventative lifestyle. At Rush ACLS, we understand that the best way to combat cardiovascular issues like heart attacks and cardiac arrests is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Read on to discover some ways that the residents of Illinois can live a healthy and active lifestyle. If you are an Illinois ACLS, PALS or BLS certified medical professional, please feel free to use this page as a resource.

Active lifestyle

Engaging in about 20–30 minutes of physical activity per day is recommended in fighting obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and other serious ailments. Here are some tips on being more active.


Enjoy calm moments as you go hiking on some of Illinois’ trails. You can choose from the state’s variety of hiking trails from soaring canyons and waterfalls to wooded ravines. There are roughly 270 trails in the state with a total of more than 700 miles. If you visit the state parks, there are a few simple rules you need to follow in order to make the most out of your hike. Hiking or walking is a weight-bearing exercise so you will be doing your bone density a huge favor if you participate in this physical activity. Hiking also helps you manage your weight.

Change your daily routine

Often, the best way to stay active is to simply change the way you do certain activities.

  • Park at the far end of the parking lot to give yourself a longer walk.

  • Use the stairs rather than the escalator.

  • Is your destination within walking distance? Take a walk if it is.

  • Use a bicycle to work if you can.

Healthy diet

As our Illinois BLS, ACLS and PALS certification customers know, maintaining a healthy diet plays a major role on preventing heart attacks and other heart-related ailments. Healthy eating takes more time and is often cumbersome. Hopefully, the following resources can help the residents of Illinois eat healthy.

Buying food at a Farmers’ Market is a great way to begin eating healthy. It also supports local farmers. Here is a site that will help you find a nearby farmer’s market.

If you live in Chicago, the following is a great site that can help find healthy spots to eat out. It also offers a lot of other healthy eating advice.

For the children

Approximately 19.3% of the children in Illinois are considered obese. Children need daily exercise just as much as adults do. Here are some great things to do in Illinois for the entire family.

Garfield Park Conservatory — 300 N. Central Park Avenue Chicago, IL

Shedd Aquarium — 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL

Rice Park — 545 Poplar Drive, Yorkville, IL

Raintree Village Park — 524 Parkside Lane, Yorkville, IL

Six Flags Great America and Hurricane Harbor — 542 North Illinois Route 21 Gurnee IL

Other activities in Illinois —

The American Heart Association name is owned by American Heart Association, Inc. Rush ACLS has no affiliation with American Heart Association.

Medical news

Good samaritan's quick actions save 'lester the coffee guy' in champaign cardiac emergency

Regulars at the Original Pancake House in Champaign are familiar with the affable "Lester the coffee guy," whose attentive service ensures their cups are always brimming with a smile. Yet, Lester's life hung in the balance until Shannon Walter, a nearby Good Samaritan, intervened. Alerted by the Pulse Point app, Shannon rushed to the scene where Lester had suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Performing CPR until first responders arrived, Shannon's swift action, honed through CPR training, underscores the critical role bystanders play in saving lives. Dr. Kurt Bloomstrand emphasizes the importance of community CPR in improving survival rates, highlighting the significance of apps like Pulse Point in facilitating timely interventions.

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Nurse's quick action saves man's life during chance encounter

Mary Lovelace, a nurse at Loyola University Medical Center, found herself in the right place at the right time when Angelo Valenti collapsed mid-conversation on a Scottsdale sidewalk. Without hesitation, Lovelace administered CPR for nearly eight minutes, sustaining Valenti until medical help arrived. Their chance encounter, both from the Chicago area, highlighted the critical importance of immediate CPR in cardiac arrest situations. Valenti, now recovering from the ordeal, expressed profound gratitude, solidifying a bond between him and Lovelace. Their story exemplifies the unwavering dedication and instinctive compassion of nurses beyond hospital walls.

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Heroic officers save victim

It all happened at woodstock when Reed Shwedo, being in a meeting, Suffered a sudden heart attack. Co-worker Andy Jabaley checked his vitals and began performing CPR while friends called for 911. That is when heroic officers Sgt. Randy Milligan and Lt. Bob Kline arrived to the scene and helped Jabaley by taking over the CPR duties, they also used an AED to administer a shock to the worker’s heart “I didn’t know who they were, but I did know what they had done … I was overwhelmed by how many people came out and it was really humbling.” said Mr. Shweedo who successfully managed to recover.

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Officer awarded for saving life

Officer Matthew Badalamenti was on duty and responded to a call in December to a local business where an employee had collapsed. Badalamenti quickly responded by checking for vital signs and found the person to be in cardiac arrest. The officer performed CPR until paramedics were able to arrive and take the man to the hospital where he later recovered. Badalamenti was given the Saving a Human Life Award in recognition of his performance while on duty.

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