How Long Does My Class Last?

The following are approximate course duration times.

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  • BLS Class:  3.5 – 4 hours
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Class:  3 hours
  • Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid Class:  6-7 hours
  • First time ACLS Class:  10-12 hours (1 day only)
  • First time PALS Class:  12-14 hours (1 day only)
  • ACLS Renew Class:  6-8 hours
  • PALS Renew Class:  5-8 hours
  • BLS/ACLS Renew Combo class:  8 hours

 


How Long Will It Take to Complete the ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment?

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.


What Book is Required for the ACLS Course?

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.

 


Is There a Written Test at the End of the Course?

BLS Test
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.

ACLS Test
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.

PALS Test
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.


Can the ACLS and/or PALS Self-Assessments Be Taken Multiple Time?

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.


What is the Difference Between the ACLS 1 Pay and 3 Pay 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.

 


Are Both Books Required for the ACLS-BLS Combo Class?

Yes, both books are required for the ACLS and BLS course.


Can I Take the ACLS Renewal if My Card is Expired?

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.


× Yes, we are open and holding classes. We are following the American Heart Association guidelines regarding best disinfecting practices, as well as limiting our class size during this crisis. However, since our classes are smaller than usual, registration is limited. Please see our course calendar for online registration or contact us directly by phone, live chat or email with questions. Thank you.