AHA ACLS

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course is designed for healthcare providers who directly participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital.  In this course, you will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and in pre-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases. These simulations are designed to reinforce important concepts, including the identification and treatment of medical conditions that place the patient at risk for cardiac arrest. The BLS Primary Survey and the ACLS Secondary Survey is presented. Effective resuscitation of team dynamics is also presented. The goal of the ACLS course is to improve the quality of care provided to the adult victim of cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies.

AHA ACLS is required by every hospital and outpatient facility that offers healthcare services to adults. The ACLS certification card is valid for two years and must be renewed before the end of the expiration month.

The most current (2015 edition) AHA ACLS textbook is required for all ACLS classes.

All ACLS courses are approved by the American Heart Association and are taught in accordance with the most current AHA guidelines. 

ACLS Renewal

Must have a current, non-expired ACLS card

Duration: 6.5 hours (1-day course)

Price: $160.00

Required: AHA ACLS Textbook (2015 Edition); ACLS Online pre-assessment found at: www.heart.org/eccstudent

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 6.5 contact hours. CEP #13004.

Need BLS? Add-on BLS the same day!

NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

ACLS Certification

For first-time students and those with expired ACLS cards

Duration: 12.5 hours (1-day course)

Price: $190.00

Required: AHA ACLS Textbook (2015 Edition); ACLS Online pre-assessment found at: www.heart.org/eccstudent

Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for 12.5 contact hours. CEP #13004.

Need BLS? Add-on BLS the same day!

NEO Orange County

NEO San Diego

ACLS Heartcode (online)

Complete your ACLS online at www.onlineaha.org. The online portion takes approximately five hours. After completing the online course, you are required to attend an in-person skills session.

*Not recommended for those taking ACLS for the first time.

Online Exam Fee: $135.00
Skills Fee: $105.00

The online course must be completed in full prior to coming in for a skills appointment. Please call (866) 266-2229 to schedule an appointment.

REQUIRED: ACLS Pre-Assessment

The ACLS pre-assessment is mandatory for all students. The pre-assessment must be complete prior to coming in. Need help with the pre-assessment? Come in for an ACLS prep-course and our instructors will help you.

The ACLS pre-assessment can be found at www.heart.org/eccstudent
CODE: acls15

Please note:

-You must pass with a score of 70% or higher
-You can take the pre-assessment an unlimited number of times
-Your progress is NOT saved, so you must print out your results immediately. If you do not have access to a printer, take a screenshot or picture of your results.

REQUIRED: AHA ACLS Textbook

All students who attend any AHA class is required to have the most current textbook with them during the class. You may purchase a textbook on the day of your class if you do not have one.

We recommend borrowing or renting one from your work, a co-worker, or friend.