COVID-19 Extension for AHA Certification Renewals Ends Oct. 31
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Heart Association (AHA) extended renewal deadlines for all provider and instructor AHA certification cards that expired in March, April, May and June 2020. These can be renewed for up to 120 days after the recommended “Renew By” date. See below for the specific recommended renewal and extension dates provided by AHA:
|Recommended “Renew By” Date
on Card (end of month)
|New “Renew By” Due Date with 120- day Extension (end of month)|
|March 2020||July 2020*|
|April 2020||August 2020*|
|May 2020||September 2020|
|June 2020||October 2020|
As of July 23, 2020, AHA announced that it has resumed normal timelines for renewals beginning with cards that expired at the end of July.
There is a special exception for affected areas where COVID-19 restrictions are still in place during July and August, at their discretion. Healthcare professionals in these areas may be able to extend the AHA certification renewal date up to the end of October 2020. These special renewal extensions will end effectively October 31, 2020. By that time, all AHA certifications will need to be up-to-date.
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