RECOVER CPR is the only official veterinary CPR certification recognized by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), and is a non-profit program. For more information about the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation (RECOVER) initiative, please visit recoverinitiative.org
RECOVER certification signifies one’s knowledge and skills are up to date with current evidence-based guidelines. RECOVER offers certification for veterinary professionals in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) through a 2-step process involving online and in-person training. Certification is maintained by completing the online recertification course every 2 years.
Upon completion of the training, you will receive:
8.5 hours of CE for online portion, and 6 hours of CE for the hands-on portion
Completion of both the Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) online modules will grant a total of eight and a half hours of CE and successful completion of the hands-on training course will supply participants with certification as RECOVER Initiative CPR Rescuers in BLS and ALS and 6 additional hours of CE.
RECOVER CPR Certificate
RECOVER CPR BLS and ALS Rescuer certificates are issued for display in veterinary practices and offices to inform pet owners of competent help.
Listing in the CPR Certification Directory
Certification status can be confirmed by veterinary practice owners, employers, pet owners, and the public through the directory search on the web.
Seal of Achievement
Your achievement and status can be shown through RECOVER badges to be placed on uniforms, communication materials, business cards, or practice websites.
Online Certification Module
*The online certification module will need to be completed by each registrant prior to the in-person workshop. Proof of online course completion will be required. Fee is to be paid separately from workshop registration, through the Recover Initiative.
It will take 8-10hrs to complete the online course so we encourage you to start as soon as possible! Instructor Chantal was able to arrange a 20% discount for the course. The code will be provided in your registration confirmation email.