ACLS Provider Class


Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training is an advanced course that highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).



Before taking ACLS, students should have a mastery of BLS skills and a current, non-expired AHA BLS Provider certification (we will ask to make a copy of your card when you arrive for class). If you do not have a current BLS Provider card, you can take the blended Heartcode BLS (click here for more information) and a skills check will be completed during your ACLS course. A student should also be able to recognize various heart rhythms, be familiar with different types of airway management tools and their use and have knowledge of the drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular irregularities.

To help students adequately prepare for the ACLS Course, the AHA requires that each student complete the mandatory online ACLS Precourse Assessment, available through the AHA Student Website The precourse self-assessment code will be sent in your confirmation email.

The Precourse Self-Assessment is an online tool that evaluates a student’s knowledge in 3 sections: rhythm recognition, pharmacology, and practical application. Students complete the assessment before the course to help evaluate their proficiency and determine the need for additional review and practice before the course. All students must complete the Precourse Self-Assessment and achieve a score of at least 84% before taking the ACLS Course. You can take the precourse self-assessment as many times as you need to achieve a passing score. Students must print their successful completion certificate and bring it with them to class.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

Additional information

Initial or Renewal?

Renewal, Initial

ACLS Dates

Monday March 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Saturday April 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Thursday April 26, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Monday June 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Saturday June 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Saturday July 21, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Saturday August 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Thursday August 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.