How to Get ACLS Certified

Do you need to get ACLS certified? It’s quicker and easier than you may think.

Advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) is a set of clinical skills and techniques used in the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and other life-threatening medical emergencies. ACLScertification classes teach the science behind these interventions, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy them. Because of the sophisticated techniques involved, ACLS can only be taught by a qualified healthcare provider.


You can obtain your certification in two different ways.


1. Attend a local class.

The best way to obtain your ACLS certification is to attend a class in your area. Many hospitals offer the course to their employees and the general public. You can also sign up for the class through a private training company that teaches ACLS and other lifesaving skills. A quick Google search will identify the providers near you. These classes typically cost from $150 to $200, and can usually be completed in a one or two day course.


 2. Blended Learning Option: Take part of the course online and come into a facility for a skills session.

An online course through the AHA is made up of 2 parts. An online portion which will go over the didactic portion of the class and then an quick and easy skills session to get you ACLS-certified on your own time. Make sure that the online course that offers “ACLS Certification” is an American Heart Association <> (AHA) approved course. You can verify this by making sure that there is an in-person portion of the class to perform the skills. All AHA blended learning courses have an online portion and an in person skills session.


ACLS certification is a great way to improve your skills as a health care professional and prepare you to be ready to perform advanced resuscitation in a healthcare setting. Sign up today!

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