Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

AHA’s ACLS Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 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).

This course is offered in person or online with a skills check. For more information on both options, please check below.


  • Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical scenarios that encourage Active participation

  • Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

  • Classroom-based works well for learners who prefer group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills

Course Content

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED

  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest

  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia

  • Airway management

  • Related pharmacology

  • Management of ACS and stroke

  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

2021 ACLS Dates

2-Day Provider Dates

  • May 12-13

  • June 8-9

  • June 24-25

  • July 14-15

  • July 28-29

  • August 10-11

  • August 25-26

  • September 7-8

  • September 29-30

  • October 13-14

  • October 27-28

  • November 9-10

  • December 1-2

  • December 20-21

1-Day Recert Dates

  • May 12

  • June 8

  • June 24

  • July 14

  • July 28

  • August 10

  • August 25

  • September 7

  • September 29

  • October 13

  • October 27

  • November 9

  • December 1

  • December 20

Evening Recert Dates

  • May 10

  • June 28

  • July 12

  • August 30

  • September 16

  • October 18

  • November 22

  • December 16

 Provider and Recert day classes are from

8am to 5pm. 

Evening Recert classes are from

4pm to 11pm. 


E-Learning Option


HeartCode is a Web-based, self-paced instructional program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation to facilitate learning. After completing the cognitive portion of the course, students practice and test their skills with an AHA Instructor. Upon successful completion of the cognitive and skills tests, students receive a course completion card.


Successful completion of Part 1, the cognitive component, and Parts 2 and 3, skills practice and testing with an AHA ACLS Instructor, meets the requirements for obtaining an AHA ACLS Provider course completion card.

E-Learning Pricing

Re-certification E-Learning Key Only - $160.00

Skills Check Only - $160.00

Re-certification E-Learning Key & Skills Check - $300.00

To use the E-learning course please choose that option through the online registration, or contact EMT Associates at (541) 844-1328 to purchase your E-Learning Key.

No refunds will be offered for online HeartCode classes once the key has been issued.