Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

The AHA’s ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association the 2020 Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

This course is designed for healthcare providers.

  • For healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary/peri-arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies and for personnel in emergency response

 

What does this course teach?

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

  • Airway management

  • Related pharmacology

  • Management of ACS and stroke

  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

The AHA has adopted an open resource policy for exams, including the AHA ACLS Provider manual or our free study guide.



Do you need BLS?
 
Choose this option when registering: BLS add-on

The AHA allows Instructors to add BLS skills testing and an exam to provide both a BLS Provider eCard and an ACLS Provider eCard upon completing the ACLS course. If a BLS Provider card is to be issued, a BLS Instructor must be present to complete the infant CPR skills tests and the exam. This will add approximately 30 minutes to your class day. 

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  Initial: $175

Recertification: $125 

 

**Recertification requires a current/valid AHA ACLS card

Receive your AHA Certification Card immediately after class completion.

Valid for 2 years.