Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course

The American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Course is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leaders. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care, recognizing and initiating early ACLS management of pre-arrest conditions, managing cardiac arrest, identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes, recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care, ACLS algorithms, and effective resuscitation team dynamics.

For successful completion of this course, students must demonstrate skills competency in all learning stations, and pass the CPR/AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, and the Megacode test. They must also pass the written test with a score of 84% or higher. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an AHA ACLS course completion card which is valid for two years. Course length is approximately 10-12 hours for an initial course.

Pre-requisites: Due 7 days before class
1.  Current, valid AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider card-( if you need a class- sign up under the BLS on the same day.)

2. Current, valid AHA ACLS card (renewals only)

3. AHA ACLS Pre-Course Test (This must be completed and turned in 7 days  before the class. This will also help you prepare for the class.)

Click HERE for the pre-course self-assessment and other AHA ACLS study material. *** Pick ACLS Precourse Self Assessment  ***

Student Materials (Required): if you do not own a manual- please, purchase one as you sign up for class.
ACLS Provider Manual
**Available for purchase at WE R CPR®

Intended Audience:

  • Physician
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Paramedics/ EMT
  • Respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency