What's included?

Your online Neonatal training includes:

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification Details

Neonatal Provider Manual

Online access to the Neonatal Provider Manual

Certification Exam

Multiple choice, 50-question certification exam to test cognitive knowledge

2022 Guidelines

Updated 2020-25 guidelines which conform to the latest ECC and ILCOR standards

Provider Card

Instantly available Neonatal provider card after passing course

Practice Tests

Neonatal practice test derived from the provider manual

CME Certificate

CME certificate available to download instantly after course completion

Certifying More than 100,000 Medical Professionals Since 1998

At ARC, we offer accredited, evidence-based online education that conforms to your schedule. All courses provided by ARC adhere to the latest ECC and ILCOR Standards and Guidelines.

Neonatal Provider Manual

Up-to-Date Guidelines

The Neonatal curriculum conforms to the latest ECC and ILCOR guidelines.

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Neonatal Certification Exam

3 Exam Attempts

You are given three chances to pass the exam with a score of 80% or better.

Neonatal Certification

What will I learn?

Learn how to quickly and properly provide high-quality life support when it is needed, including:

  • Cardiopulmonary function of the fetus and transition after birth

  • How to perform initial and ongoing assessments

  • Positive pressure ventilation of the neonate and alternative airways

  • Chest compressions, volume expanders, and resuscitation medications

  • Post-resuscitation care of the neonate

  • Preterm and complicated neonatal resuscitations

  • Ethical issues involved in neonatal resuscitation

Healthcare Professionals
& American Resuscitation Council

Our continuing education courses are designed for experienced healthcare professionals including physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, paramedics, pharmacists, physical therapists, dentists, medical students, and other medical professionals.

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Systems of Care
& American Resuscitation Council

Certify your staff quickly and efficiently with American Resuscitation Council. Our online learning management system makes it straightforward and our curriculum assures that your staff is certified according to the latest ILCOR standards.

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Accepted Across the United States and Internationally

We are proud to be accepted in all 50 states and in most countries abroad.



Trusted by over 100,000 healthcare professionals.

3 Exam Attempts


Retake the exam if needed to get a score of 80% or better.



Earn up to 8 CME/CE credits.

Who should take a Neonatal Certification

The Neonatal certification course is designed for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery:

Heathcare Professionals

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Registered nurses
  • Midwives
  • Certified nursing assistants
  • Medical assistants
  • Paramedics
  • Medical students
  • NICU/PICU staff

Top 5 Neonatal Certification Questions

Is your Neonatal course accredited and will I receive CE hours?

Yes, all American Resuscitation Council courses are accredited and allow you to receive continuing medical education (CME) credits. Our Neonatal certification course is accredited by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (including ANCC, ADA, and ACPE credits). Additionally, our curriculum was developed using the continued education standards of healthcare providers. Neonatal Resuscitation offers up to eight (8) CE hours.

Will my employer accept your provider card?

Provider cards and credentials from American Resuscitation Council are accredited and accepted by the majority of employers. The courses we provide are accredited by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ which also includes ANCC, ADA, and ACPE credits.

How long does it take to receive my Neonatal provider card?

After successfully passing your exam, a digital copy of your provider card will be emailed to you. Your provider card will be valid the moment you complete your exam, and will remain valid for two (2) years. You will be able to download, file, and/or print this digital card as needed and best for you. American Resuscitation Council is proud to support Green CME by offering this digital provider card and processing employer verification online. These digital and online systems are highly efficient and allow us to offer the courses at a lower cost.

Will I be required to attend an in-person skills test to complete my certification?

In-person testing is not required to complete any of our courses. Instead, you must demonstrate you have mastered the didactic material by passing the certification exam. It is recommended, before taking an Neonatal course, that you have a solid foundation of Basic Life Support (BLS), including hands-on training. If you choose to learn this material for the first time, you must use our curriculum only to supplement your existing educational program.

Once I complete course registration, what is the time available for completing the course?

You will have 90 days from the date of your enrollment to successfully pass the final exam and complete your coursework.

Who should take a Neonatal Certification?

The Neonatal certification course is designed for healthcare professionals who care for newborns at the time of delivery including: Physicians, Physician assistants, Registered nurses, Midwives, Certified nursing assistants, Medical assistants, Paramedics, Medical students, NICU/PICU staff

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