eCDls® is a web based version of CDLS 2.0. It is available from several sources free of charge.


The eCDLS™ course is the on-line version of Core Disaster Life Support® (CDLS®). Recognizing that many potential students of CDLS® are unable to arrange for attendance at a live course, CDLS® has been made available for distance learning. The added advantage of the on-line approach is that the student may take the course in multiple sessions over a period of several days or weeks; it is self paced. This course was developed by the AMA under a grant received from the US Department of Homeland Security.
Target Audience EMTs, Allied health workers and technicians, Law enforcement, Medical Reserve Corps (entry level), Some office-based health care professionals, Police, Firefighters, Emergency management personnel, Government officials, Health care administrators, Social workers, Disaster relief workers, Anyone needing an introductory program
Class size: Unlimited
Pre-Requisite: None
Course Length: Self-Paced
Course Credits: 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Recertification: N/A


Follow the links below to register and take eCDLS®

eCDLS is now online. Upon entering the site please click on 'Register Here' to submit a registration form. A confirming email will be sent to you with a password to access the eCDLS course.


CDLS 3.1 Brochure

CDLS 3.1 Information