The following are approximate course duration times.
Although everyone is different, it usually takes about one hour.
Once you pass it with at least a 70%, you will print it and present it to the instructor at the time of class.
You will need the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual issued by the American Heart Association with a copyright date of 2016 or later.
The ACLS Manual is required for the course.
Yes, there is a written test at the end of the BLS class. It is 25 questions. You may use your book for reference, i.e. open book.
Yes, there is a written test at the end of the ACLS class. It is 50 questions. You may use your book for reference, i.e. open book.
Yes, there is a written test at the end of the PALS class. It is 50 questions. You may use your book for reference, i.e. open book.
HeartSaver CPR and First Aid
There is no written test for the HeartSaver CPR and First Aid classes.
Yes, you can take the PALS self-assessment and/or the ACLS self-assessment as many times as you want as long as get the required 70% passing score.
This 70% passing score must be presented to your instructor at the time of class.
The 3 pay option gives you the option to put $99 down initially and then make the remaining payments anytime before or on the day of your class. The 1 pay option is to pay the entire balance at once.
After either payment is made, your books and course materials will be immediately mailed to you so you can begin course preparation.
The American Heart Association no longer provides physical cards. All cards are in digital format that you can access and print.
Here are directions on How To Claim and Access Your Ecard.
Once you have accessed your card through the AHA’s website, you will have the option to download and print the eCard, which is in PDF format.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact us. We’re always happy to help!
Yes, both books are required for the ACLS and BLS course.
If you have an expired ACLS card of more than 60 days, you will have to take the First Time ACLS course. However, if your ACLS card has been expired for less than 60 days you can take the ACLS Renewal course.