Due to the impact of COVID-19 on access to hands-on practical skills assessment of CPR and AED, the ACSM Certification Board has extended the CPR /AED requirements for all ACSM exams through June 30, 2022. The ACSM Certification Board now accepts provisional and blended learning CPR/AED classes – online learning and in-person skills assessment. Exam candidates may schedule or apply to take an ACSM exam after successfully completing the online portion of the CPR/AED certification class. The CPR/AED skills assessment must be completed within six months of passing an ACSM certification exam.
The American Heart Association and American Red Cross are just two organizations that provide acceptable blended CPR/AED certifications.