How to Choose the Right Online Medical Certification Course

How to Choose the Right Online Medical Certification Course

Mackenzie Thompson

by Mackenzie Thompson

Life Saver, AMC

posted on Apr 15, 2015, at 9:43 pm

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YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU NEED, certification or recertification, but you’re unsure which route to take. For many, online certification and recertification has become just another part of their job due to its convenience. The world of online medical certification is huge, and there are several options to choose from. Simply typing in “best online medical certification” is not enough, as all online schools are different. So, how do you choose the right online medical certification course?

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Your schooling has always been an investment well worth spent, and it should continue to be throughout your career. Medical certification and recertification have evolved with technology, and online learning is better than ever. So, how do you go about choosing the perfect online medical certification course for you? Ask yourself some questions:

1. Does this program include an online, dedicated staff and support team?
A caring staff should generate your chosen course, and there should be multiple ways of contacting technical, customer, and support staff. Healthcare careers require dedication, passion, and care, and so should your education administration. The courses should not only be accurate, but should include a staff that actually treats you like a human, and not a number.

2. Are there demos or free options prior to purchase?
This is often overlooked, but can be an essential when sifting through medical certification courses. Let’s say you need to be certified in BLS, but you’re stuck between two online BLS courses that cost the same. Choose the course that offers a free demo or lectures, and if both do, engage in both and then decide which structure works best with your learning style.


3. Are there strong and positive testimonials?

Take a look at the reviews,
testimonials, and “alumni”. Medical recertification is a bi-yearly requirement for many careers, which means many people could potentially come back every other year to the same program, or if he or she had a bad experience, they will obviously choose a different company. Whatever the case, take a look at the reviews and testimonials, which can be found in various sources: on their website, under the online platforms, etc.

4. Does the program include supplementary resources?
Many certification online courses surprisingly lack the proper supplementary materials to their students, which results in a lower success rate. When choosing the certification company best for you, it’s imperative that you are offered resourceful materials, such as study guides, manuals, and algorithms for the highest possible success rate. Also, see if the company offers free course retakes, as this is another feature to ensure your success and allow you to get right back into your career as soon as possible.

When deciding which medical certification company you wish to pursue, consider these tips to help you pass ACLS, BLS, PALS, CPR/AED/First Aid certification and recertification with absolute success!

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a lover of world travel, photography, design, style and Chinese cooking. She is passionate about working towards a purpose, recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Media and Marketing, and is currently residing in Manhattan.

Contact Mackenzie at mackenzie.thompson@advmedcert.com

About Mackenzie

Mackenzie is a lover of world travel, photography, design, style and Chinese cooking. She is passionate about working towards a purpose, recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Media and Marketing, and is currently residing in Manhattan.

Contact Mackenzie at mackenzie.thompson@advmedcert.com
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