Resuscitation Council (UK)

Frequently asked questions

NLS course candidates

The NLS course is designed for any healthcare professional regularly involved in the delivery and care of the newborn infant. This includes both junior and senior medical and nursing staff, midwives, paramedics and resuscitation officers. All applicants must hold a professional healthcare qualification or be in training for a professional healthcare qualification.
The provider certificate is valid for 4 years from the date of your course.

For courses taken since January 2013 you may download your certificate by logging on to Your certificate will always be available for you to download from your LMS account:

Your course certificate can found within two areas of the LMS:

  1. within the enrolled course --> 'Post course'
  2. within 'My profile’ --> ‘View profile'

FAQs - course certificates

You may recertify by attending the NLS Provider course.

You have one year from the expiry date of your certificate within which to recertify.

The route to becoming an NLS Instructor begins by attending the NLS Provider course. The faculty may nominate a candidate for Instructor Potential selection at the final faculty meeting. If you are selected and wish to pursue the training you must attend a Generic Instructor Course (GIC) and successfully complete two teaching practices as an Instructor Candidate (IC) before becoming a full instructor.

Yes. Candidates attending the course may claim five points.

Faculty teaching on the course may also claim five points but no more than ten points in any one year.

If you have any further queries regarding CPD please contact your Royal College.

If the FAQs do not address your clinical enquiry submit your query using the contact form providing clear and full details. Enquiries are forwarded to the most appropriate clinician and are answered as soon as is practical.

The payment of any course fees is a contract between the candidate and course centre. The Resuscitation Council (UK) has no jurisdiction over the payment and/or potential refund of fees. Complaints regarding fees should be made directly to the course centre.

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