Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider 



The goal of the American Heart Association ACLS program is to reduce death and disability for patients who suffer cardiovascular emergencies such as cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndromes, and stroke.  Such patients need well-coordinated interdisciplinary teams for optimal treatment and outcome.  Prompt, prioritized, and coordinated team-oriented care is the cornerstone of the ACLS educational objectives.  The course is intended to teach qualified healthcare providers the essential knowledge and skills needed to perform the early phases of an actual resuscitation.  However, successful course completion does not guarantee or certify that the participant will be able to adequately perform advanced life support skills in an actual emergency.

The core of the ACLS course is completed in two days.  Optional preparatory review lectures are provided for the student that requires a brief review of EKG interpretation or emergency drug actions and dosing.  These lectures are not a substitute for initial training in these subjects.

Our course incorporates the science in the 2010 release of the Guidelines for Emergency Cardiovascular Care.


Optional Internet-Based BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal With In-Person Skills Test

Since students must have a valid professional-level CPR card during the course, we offer this option to save time, travel, and schedule difficulties.

First, purchase and complete the AHA-sponsored Internet-based training module and print the official Part One certificate.  Register for the BLS Renewal Option and include the extra fee with your ACLS registration. Complete the skills testing at your ACLS course to then be issued a renewed American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers card.  There is no extension or grace period by starting this process. Students must submit the official AHA Part One certificate as proof they completed the on-line renewal no more than 60 days prior to their skill session to be admitted to the skills testing.  The on-line coursework must be done and in our possession prior to the start of your course; it cannot be done afterwards.

The skills validation must be completed before the expiration date on your CPR card or 60 days from completion of the on-line coursework, whichever comes first.  Candidates must come prepared and should take no more than 15 minutes for their skill session. Students who require significant remediation will be directed to repeat a regular BLS for Healthcare Providers course.

Date(s) & Time(s) for 2014

TO REGISTER click on the date in the table below to get the course-specific registration form.


Late Summer
(Optional) ECG Review
7:00-10:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
(Optional) Pharmacology Review 
7:00-10:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted
Mandatory Sessions
(Click on the date to get the registration form for that particular course.)
8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(Closed for RWJMS.)

ACLS Provider References

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Student materials Tuition:  $210.00.  Optional lectures are free to enrolled students, but pre-registration is required.

Text:  $33.50 for the ACLS Provider Manual, which is required for the course, can be purchased from us, the AHA product distributors, or obtained by other means (e.g., loan).

Click here for AHA Disclaimer.