ACLS Certification Institute - RipOff!!

I am a locums physician and work at many different hospitals. Their "certification" is not accepted and worthless at every hospital I have ever worked. They will not give refunds after you discover the fraud and contact them about it. Yes, they do provide ACLS, PALS, BLS "training" that, for the most part follows AHA guidelines. HOWEVER, this provider, along with most online providers, is not recognized by the AHA and you WILL NOT receive a standard AHA card that you are accustomed to seeing. Their cards will most likely not be accepted by your education compliance department. Be prepared to miss work if you are depending on a real AHA card for your job. You will not be getting it from ACLS Certification Institute!!
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#871715 Review #871715 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
Cons
  • That the product is not accepted by many hospitals as advertised
Reason of review
No refund after discovering their products are not American Heart Association
Loss
$275
Preferred solution
Full refund

ACLS Certification Institute- certifications are not accepted by many hospital systems, and is not of the same quality as online courses through the AHA

I am an Emergency Physician who needed to renew my ACLS and PALS certifications. I am very busy and needed to take an online course. ACLS Certification Institute was the first site I saw. They claimed that they were accepted by most hospitals so I paid $415 and completed the tests in about an hour or so. It turns out that the hospitals where I work do not accept the certifications through this institute. I had emailed the institute and they said that they could not give me my money back even though I cannot use the cards or the certifications. I had a very bad experience with this product and feel that other healthcare providers should be aware. Ive attempted to post reviews to the website, facebook and twitter, however my comments were removed. The information and exams may be loosely based on guidelines through the American Heart Association, but is definitely not of the same quality as the online training through the AHA. They claim that their certification is accepted by most hospitals which is not the case. I have worked for two of the largest hospital organizations in New York and it is not accepted by either. I caution physicians, nurses, PAs, and other health care providers as the language describing this product is very suggestive, but it is not AHA approved and your hospital may not accept it as mine did not.
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I recently experienced the exact scenario. I recommend all Health care providers to not use this service.

It is not accepted due to it not being AHA. What a shame for a company to rip off people.

Also hospitals and other healthcare facilities do not recognize or accept this type Non AHA certification. Check with your employer too,

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#667389 Review #667389 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
New York, New York
Cons
  • That the product is not accepted by many hospitals as advertised
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$415
Preferred solution
Full refund

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