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Advanced Cardiovascular life support

The American Heart Association's ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Target Audience: MDs, PAs, RNs, NPs, Paramedics, Respiratory Therapists, Technicians, etc...

ACLS Class Schedule and Registration

Due to the current Covid restrictions ACLS classes are taught in a blended format- Once you register, you will be assigned an online class to complete, then you will attend a 2 hour hands on skills session where you will demonstrate what you have learned. (The hands on sessions are conducted with appropriate PPE)

Completion is simple:

  1. Register for and complete the ACLS online program
  2. Go to our sign up page to schedule your hands on session
  3. Complete the ACLS hands on skills session with an instructor to complete their certification. (About 2 hours)
  4. The completion card is emailed the next business day

Step 1- Register for the online class:

Click here to sign up for the online portion of ACLS 

Step 2- Sign up for a hands on skills session:

Click here to schedule the Hands-on ACLS skills session    

Important Notes

Basic Life Support

High Quality BLS is a critical part of the resuscitation process. You will be required to demonstrate a mastery of Basic Life Support during the ACLS Skills session. 

Optional - If you complete the HeartCode BLS online portion prior to the ACLS skills session we will issue both a BLS and ACLS completion card.


The skills sessions are held in the BMC’s BCD Building (Directly across from the Moakley building entrance)