The eACLS™ course features two components: knowledge review and practical skills-check.

What is included?

  • eACLS™ Course
  • Mini AED Trainer for skills exam which you keep. WATCH VIDEO
  • Inflatable CPR Manikins (Seen in video above) Manikin Video
  • BVMs
  • Packet of ECGs for megacode testing
  • Skills evaluation with Distance CME™ eACLS instructor by webcam

How does it work?

Enroll and pay for the eACLS course. You will receive an email with the log on information to the online eACLS course. Distance CME will ship to you the Mini AED trainer, BVMs, inflatable manikins and printed ECGs. Log into the eACLS site. Complete the online course, and print out your certificate. Once you have completed the online course and received the testing equipment Click Here to Contact Us and schedule an appointment to do the webcam skills evaluation. Let Distance CME know your name, your availability to do the skills exam (and time zone) and your name on Skype


Technical requirements

You must have a high speed internet connection with a webcam. The webcam must have a refresh rate that is fast enough so that you can be seen in real-time performing the skills by the instructor. You must have a Skype account in order to do the skills exam via webcam with the Distance CME™ instructor. You can download Skype for free here. You will be required to demonstrate CPR, bag valve mask ventilation, and appropriate management of cardiac arrest and ACS patients. Once you successfully complete both the didactic and skills evaluation, Distance CME™ will mail you your eACLS completion card. In order to receive a wallet card endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians, you must successfully complete a skills evaluation. There are two ways to complete the skills evaluation. You can go to a local approved eACLS training site and have them administer the skills evaluation. The second and most convenient option is to have Distance CME perform your skills evaluation by webcam. eACLS is accepted by hospitals, health care systems, fire departments and EMS systems nationwide. 

eACLS™ covers the ten advanced cardiac life support topics required for certification:

  • Acute coronary syndromes
  • AED use
  • Asystole
  • Bradycardia
  • Narrow complex tachycardia
  • Pulseless electrical activity
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Stroke
  • Ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia
  • Wide complex tachycardia

The online course takes an average of four hours to complete (approximately 20 minutes per topic). After completing all 10 sections of the course, a 50-question final exam follows. A score of 84% or higher on the final exam is required.