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The NIHSS Mobile version is a new offering of the Professional Education Center for your iPhone!



Please review the following information regarding NIHSS Mobile.

New Users Only
How to access the Mobile course
Mobile FAQs
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New Users Only:

The NIHSS Mobile Course is only available for those 1st time users who have NOT ever enrolled in the NIHSS course. If you have registered for a test group (example: Test Group A, etc) on the mobile platform on the Professional Education Center, you must complete the remainder of the test group on the mobile platform.



Review information for both the Mobile and Computer course carefully, to determine which version of the course you would like to enroll.


How to Access the Mobile Course:



Mobile FAQs:


Q: Can I view the mobile version on any device?
A: Yes – However, the NIHSS Mobile course is only intended to be compatible on the iPhone at this time and may not function normally on other devices.


Q: Will the mobile version run on any web browser?
A: No – The NIHSS Mobile course is designed to run specifically with the Safari web browser v.4 and higher.  If you experience any problems taking the mobile version, you should connect to iTunes and update the Safari browser on your iPhone.


Q: Is the mobile version of the NIH Stroke Scale the same as the non-mobile version that is available on the AHA’s Professional Education Center?
A: Yes.


Q: How do I claim credit for the mobile version of the NIH Stroke Scale?
A: After finishing the course on your iPhone log into the Professional Education Center at, sign in and claim credit.


Q: Can I switch between the mobile and non-mobile version of the NIH Stroke Scale?
A: The entire course needs to be completed on the platform (computer or mobile) select during enrollment.  You will not be able to bookmark the mobile version and continue in the computer version.


Q: What can I do if the movies are loading slowly?
A: Try switching from WiFi to 3G or vice versa.  If they are loading slowly it will indicate that the current network may be having performance issues.  If you are not on WiFi, the movies that will get loaded are smaller, to accommodate for Edge or 3G bandwidths.


Q: If I lose connectivity on my iPhone, will my answers be saved?
A: Yes, your progress is automatically saved.


Q: Why is there a need for a "grace period" between each NIHSS test groups?
A: The "grace period" is recommended so that adequate practice of the Stroke scale is administered and is deemed appropriate.


Q: What is the time period recommended between each NIHSS test group?
A: After passing Test Group A, you should wait 6 months before taking Test Group B.

After passing Test Group B, you should wait 12 months before taking Test Group C.

Each additional module thereafter will follow the same 12 month interval.

For more information on the NIHSS please click on the "More Info" link prior to enrolling in the course located in the Catalog of offerings.


Q: Is there a cost for taking the NIH Stroke Scale course?
A: Yes, there is a nominal fee. Previously, the NIH Stroke Scale Mobile and Computer courses have been offered to registrants' free-of-charge. Due to new enhancements being made to the courses, a modest charge will be implemented.

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The American Heart Association is currently working on enhancing the NIH Stroke Scale to provide you with a better user learning experience! One of the largest complaints we receive about the course is the current quality of the videos. We want you to know we are listening to our users and in the process of launching these enhancements to the course delivery platform and videos. 





Previously, the NIH Stroke Scale Mobile and Computer courses have been offered to registrants’ free-of-charge.  Beginning June 2012, we will begin charging a nominal fee.  You will see an e-commerce page during the registration process. 

The Professional Education Center's NIH Stroke Scale courses allow you to print off your certificate immediately following completion. Additionally, you can come back and reprint your certificate as many times as you need!