Frequently Asked Questions about ACLS and ACLS Certification

Are you a current or future medical professional who needs an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification? You might have some questions about ACLS certification, ACLS renewal, and passing the exam.

SureFire CPR is here to help. We’ve collected responses to the most commonly asked ACLS certification questions.

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification covers recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest, airway management, ACLS pharmacology, basic life support review, management of acute coronary syndromes and stroke, and how to be both a leader and a team member in a resuscitation team.

You can get ACLS certified at an accredited training provider such as SureFire CPR.

In order to receive ACLS certification, you’ll need to complete a training session and pass the exam.

A traditional ACLS class takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete. The hybrid option is slightly shorter with a 3-8 hour online module and a 30-minute skills practice.

It’s easy to renew your ACLS certification. Just sign up for an ACLS renewal course with SureFire CPR. This abbreviated session helps students maintain certification without re-doing the full course.

Our ACLS certification course costs between $205 and $255, depending on the type of class you select. Renewal courses are less expensive, costing just $160.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) offers more in-depth training than Basic Life Support (BLS) and covers more advanced skills relating to cardiac emergencies.

Your ACLS certificate will have all of the information you need to show your employer. If you lose your certification card, contact your training provider for a replacement, or to help you access your digital card.

No, you do not need any special equipment or resources to complete an online ACLS training module. You’ll just need a computer with internet access.

If you fail the ACLS certification exam, you’ll be able to retake it. Students can retake the exam as many times as necessary until they earn a passing score.

ACLS Certification is a national certification, so it is valid in any U.S. state. You do not need to transfer your certificate.

You won’t be able to access the full set of course materials after the ACLS course is complete. We recommend taking notes during the class and purchasing a book to reference in the future.

This course is recommended for healthcare professionals and medical personnel. Understanding ECG rhythms is the most difficult part of the ACLS course and it’s recommended to have some knowledge prior to taking the class. You can access a free EKG introduction course from SureFire CPR.


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