AHA HeartCode Blended course options are available for BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications/renewals.

These courses have two components (an online didactic, followed by in-person skills testing). Testing is scheduled upon receipt of ‘Certificate of Completion’ for the online didactic and availability is flexible. ALL skills testing sessions are held at the UIC Simulation And Integrative Learning Institute: Mile Square Health Center, 1220 South Wood, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60608.

As of March 1, 2023, due to another increase in AHA pricing; course fees, which include the cost of the access key for the online didactic, have been slightly raised. We haven’t raised our prices for HeartCode courses since we first starting offering this convenient option over 4 years ago.

  • BLS – $82.00
  • ACLS – $307.00
  • PALS – $307.00


To register please visit:


***PLEASE NOTE – Your department may be responsible for payment coverage. If you aren’t sure, please reach out to your department business contact regarding payment coverage. If so, please include the business contact information during registration for processing.

Before you move forward, please make sure this is not a duplicate registration. Duplicate registrations will result in multiple charges that are NOT REFUNDABLE. To confirm you haven’t previously registered, please check your email for confirmation and instructions sent from sailheartcenter@uic.edu.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: We understand things come up and will accommodate as best we can. Please contact us prior to 2 business days to reschedule. There will be a rescheduling fee for cancellation/reschedule requests made less than 2 business days prior to your appointment.


TESTING AVAILABILITY: For current skills testing availability, follow the instructions in your confirmation email and submit your ‘Certificate of Completion’ for the online course as noted. Once received, you will be provided with current availability to select the best date/time that works for you. General availability is subject to change without notice, offered 2-3 days per week starting at 8am with sessions available on the hour every hour until 2:00pm.


For more information/questions please email sailheartcenter@uic.edu



The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instruction materials for that purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for course material, do not represent  income to the Association. 800-AHA-USA-1.