• Basic Courses

BLS/AED-P is a Basic Course.

  • Advanced Courses

ALS, ILS, EPALS, EPILS and NLS are Advanced Courses.

  • Instructor Courses

BLS/AED-I and GIC are Instructor Courses. The BLS/AED-I course is the relevant instructor course for Basic Courses. The
GIC is the relevant instructor course for the Advanced Courses.

  • Course Collaboration Agreement (CCA)

A CCA is an agreement between the ERC and a registered Non-profit Organisation (NPO) in order that the NPO receives
CO permissions for a country without an NRC.

  • Cardiac Arrest Simulation (CAS)

On ERC courses, there may be Scenario Demonstrations (CASdemos), as well as sessions covering scenario teaching
(CASteachs) and assessment (CAStests).

  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

Multiple choice is a form of assessment in which respondents are asked to select the best possible answer (or answers)
out of a list or True/False option.

  • Retest

A Retest grants a participant the opportunity to repeat a practical Skill or CASTest during the current course.

  • Resit

A Resit is granting a participant the opportunity to repeat their MCQ or CASTest Retest on a future course or a specific
limited course for this purpose.

  • Recertification

Recertification is the process of renewing a course-related ERC qualification.

  • Document Library

The Document Library is the online collection of available ERC Documents on the ERC website.

  • Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) factor

The COLA factor is the percentage of the Gross National Income (GNI) of a country in relationship to the “High Income”
GNI from the list of the World Bank, rounded off to the nearest 10, with a minimum of 20% and a maximum of 100%. The
list of COLA factors is confirmed by the Board annually.