(ACLS) Initial/Renewal Course 9:00am-8:00pm (approximately 10-12 hrs) MON-SAT – EVERYDAY APPOINTMENT ONLY


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American Heart Association, ACLS Initial Course, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

PRICING: AHA ACLS Initial Course = $250.00


All ACLS students must purchase a current 2020 AHA ACLS book prior to the course.  The American Heart Association requires all ACLS students to complete a Pre-Course exam and print out a certification of completion prior to the course. Pre-course access code ACLS15: is found on page 2 (two) in the 2020 ACLS provider manual.


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Course Description:

The ACLS course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. ACLS also covers airway management and related pharmacology.

Skills are taught in large-group sessions and small-group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented.

The ACLS course covers:

  • ACLS algorithms
  • immediate post-cardiac-arrest care
  • airway management
  • rhythm recognition
  • high-quality CPR
  • 1-rescuer CPR AED
  • effective resuscitation team dynamics
  • science overview (update course)
  • BLS and ACLS surveys
  • ACS
  • mega code treatment
  • identification and initial care of other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke).


ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital, including:

  • physicians
  • nurses
  • emergency medical technicians
  • paramedics
  • staff in intensive care units and emergency or critical care departments
  • other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for an ACLS Course Completion Card. To be successful in any ACLS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. It is strongly recommended that students review the ACLS course materials and complete a precourse self-assessment using the tools in their student materials before starting the course.

Course Length Course length is approximately 10-12 hours for the initial/Renewal course. Part 1 (cognitive portion) can be taken in an instructor-led training session or on a self-directed basis as an online eLearning course. Students then practice their skills (Part 2) and are tested (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association ACLS instructor.

Mandatory Student Materials
• ACLS 2020 Provider Manual -OR-
• 2020 ECC Handbook


No-Show Policy
Any student who does not contact us to cancel their course or does not show up for the course will forfeit all fees paid. Please contact us if you have any questions at all regarding this policy.

Cancellation Policy:
A class can be cancelled up until 2 days before the class. If cancelled by the student, a $20 fee will be charged. Once the course has begun or you have rescheduled, no refunds will be given. No Call, No Show does not qualify a refund of any kind.

Refunds will be processed within 5 to 7 working days upon approval of refund request. The maximum time of refund request is 2 months  from the date original class was paid for. A check will be mailed for the refund.

Vasco Career College reserves the right to update or modify these TERMS and PRICES at any time without prior notice.