ACLS Certification Renewal
- Our AHA ACLS certification class is engaging and efficient. We make sure no student is left behind.
- Prime tailors every class and gives students plenty of time in their ACLS classes.
- Get to practice skills and become familiar tools such as the EZ-IO, intubation equipment, and other relevant tools.
Who is ACLS for?
Any advanced level healthcare provider such as a Paramedic, Nurse, or Physician may need ACLS certification. Also, if you're going to school for any of those licenses, you will likely need ACLS training.
What is ACLS certification used for?
Some licensing bodies and/or employers require an ACLS certification. Generally it's needed for individuals practicing in acute care settings such as EMS, Emergency Departments, Surgery Centers, and ICUs.
How does the ACLS class work?
Students will come to class and receive instruction, watch videos, practice skills and be tested. No prior studying is required. There is an online pre-test you will take at home, but we make sure to deliver a comprehensive class.
What sets our ACLS classes apart?
Our instructors make sure no one is left behind. Whether you are new or a veteran, you'll leave feeling empowered with new knowledge and skills ready to perform with confidence.
Why should you choose our ACLS training?
We never cancel classes, instructors are professional and kind, and classes are engaging and easy. You can also count on receiving your certification card fast!
ACLS stands for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support. It builds on the fundamentals of high quality BLS and introduces advanced airway management, ECG rhythm interpretation, and the use of cardiac drugs.
Yes. Our AHA ACLS online blended learning class is nationally recognized and widely accepted. In addition to the ACLS class online, students need to complete a hands-on skills session. After completing the ACLS training online and the skills session, students will receive an ACLS certification.
Depending on who you take it from, it should take about 5-8 hours.
The ACLS certification is good for 2 years.
The ACLS pretest is online. You can find a link with passcode in your ACLS student manual, or your instructor will provide you this information before coming to class. The ACLS pretest is required by the AHA before a student can take the ACLS class.
Students can find third-party ACLS practice tests online. However, the official ACLS pretest serves as a great practice tool, and students can retake it as many times as they want.
No. ACLS does not cover all the topics of BLS. ACLS only focuses on adult cardiac life support. BLS teaches Child/Infant CPR, choking, and naloxone administration which are not covered in ACLS.
ACLS only provides a brief review of Adult BLS only. It does not go in depth with Adult BLS and it does not cover at all the topics of Child and Infant CPR, choking, or naloxone administration.
After successfully completing an ACLS class, a student should be issued their certification card immediately after the class but no more than 20 days after the class. Students will receive an eCard sent via email.
You can read our article on getting a replacement card. Essentially, those who initially received an eCard via email can login to the AHA and retrieve it. If you initially received a traditional paper card, you will either need to contact the instructor who taught your class or the training center the instructor was aligned with at the time they taught your class. You may be charged a fee for replacement paper cards.
Prime Medical Training offers local ACLS classes at their offices and they travel to student’s locations. Search Prime’s class registration page to find upcoming classes in your location.