Next CLS Testing Window

Spring 2018 Testing Window

March 19, 2018 - April 30, 2018

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 9, 2018

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CLS Renewal of Certification (ROC)

The ACCL requires that all CLS participate in ROC every 10 years to maintain active status. Those certified in 2007 have been provided with a 1 year extension to apply. If you were certified in 2007or 2008, the application deadline to apply is October 1, 2018.

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CLS Certification
Recognized by ACC

The CLS certification is now recognized by the American College of Cardiology as qualifying criteria to become an Associate of the American College of Cardiology (AACC), a distinguished designation honoring those with advanced training and education in the field of Cardiology.

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CLS Certification Featured on Today's Dietitian

Learn more about this certification and why RDNs should pursue it.

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Online Proctoring

The two-hour LCC examination is offered worldwide via Online Proctoring provided by our testing provider, Webassessor. Applicants will be required to use either an internal or external web camera to complete their exam. The ACCL allows use of both camera types.

When registering for an exam there are a few steps applicants must complete:

  1. Download Sentinel Secure™ on the computer you plan to use for the examination.
  2. Create your biometric profile. This helps us confirm your identity.
  3. Launch and complete your exam.

For more specific details regarding the completion of the above steps please see our Online Proctoring Test Taker’s Guide.