ACLS Certification & Courses Online

Advanced cardiac life support, or ACLS, certification is essential for anyone who works in the medical field. If you‘re hoping to earn your ACLS certification online, you have options.

Learn more about online first-time certification and recertification programs.

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Nationally Accredited ACLS Courses

It’s a little-known fact that there is no one, national approving body for ACLS training and certification. That means you can get your certification from any accredited training organization, including ProTrainings, the American Heart Association or the Red Cross. 
However, students who have tried other certification organizations prefer us for our versatility, accessibility, and ease of certification and renewal. At ProTrainings, we provide legitimate, quality training that adheres to the ILCOR/AHA guidelines.

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ACLS Certification Wallet Card

ProTrainings makes earning your ACLS certification convenient and efficient while ensuring you receive the highest quality training and up-to-date information. 

Your PDF card is available to print immediately after you pass your test so you can get back to making a difference. 

You will also receive a professionally printed card by mail in 5-7 business days.

What's included in a typical ACLS course?

ACLS certification is essential for anyone who works in the medical field. Jobs in certain other fields may also require ACLS certification. However, even if your job doesn’t require this training, becoming certified is a good way to ensure you’re equipped with lifesaving BLS and CPR skills.

When you’re waiting for paramedics to arrive and provide medical assistance, having advanced cardiovascular life support knowledge and skills will help you care for patients and increase their chances of survival.

ACLS training courses are designed to provide you with a combination of BLS and CPR skills, which can be essential lifesaving techniques for people experiencing cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies. You can find separate healthcare BLS certification courses, but this training may also be rolled into an ACLS course. BLS training includes chest compressions, ventilation, and even early AED use. This training is a crucial part of preparing for a wide range of medical emergencies.

A reputable ACLS course will help you learn the skills necessary to be prepared for nearly any medical emergency.

For example, our ACLS certification courses go beyond the basics, teaching you numerous lifesaving skills including airway, ACS, and stroke management. You’ll also learn how to recognize and help manage respiratory and cardiac arrest as well as peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia.

This Course Includes:

  • Follows AHA guidelines
  • 4.0 CME/CE credits
  • Certification card available to purchase for $59.95
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual
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Renew Your ACLS Training

Initial ACLS certification courses are designed to provide training for people who’ve never been certified before. When you complete ACLS training, you’ll receive a course completion card that will expire in two years. Avoid being unable to work by renewing your certification with a recertification course once every two years.

If you work in the medical field, you owe it to your patients to receive quality ACLS and CPR training that keeps you prepared. Make sure your certification is up to date so you can start work or return to your job as soon as possible. 

An ACLS recertification course builds on this basic knowledge and skills.

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ACLS Certification Frequently Asked Questions

Which occupations use ACLS certification?

ACLS certification is required for certain types of medical professionals, especially those who work in critical or emergency care. ACLS certification requirements are also common in nursing homes because cardiac arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies are more common in these environments. 

Keep in mind that you don’t have to be a medical professional working in emergency care to become ACLS certified. Taking an ACLS course is also a smart choice if you want to equip yourself with lifesaving skills you may need in the workplace or day-to-day life.

Why do professionals need ACLS certification?

Cardiac arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies can be life-threatening without the right early support, which includes basic CPR. However, basic CPR training isn’t nearly as comprehensive as ACLS training. ACLS training combines the techniques you’d normally learn in a CPR course with more advanced BLS training. This is why medical professionals who work in emergency care and retirement facilities are required to have ACLS certification.

How long is an ACLS certification valid for?

After completing an ACLS certification course, you’ll receive a course completion card that you can provide as proof that you’re ACLS certified. However, remember that your certification expires two years from the date you completed the course. After that, you’ll need to be recertified if you want to work in a healthcare job that requires ACLS certification.

Is ProTrainings ACLS certification accepted by the American Heart Association?

The American Heart Association teaches CPR techniques in accordance with the guidelines developed by ILCOR, which are the same guidelines used in ProTrainings ACLS courses. You can count on most employers to accept ProTrainings ACLS certification.

With our ACLS certification course, you'll learn:

  • Airway Management
  • ACS Management
  • Stroke Management
  • Chest Compression Training
  • Ventilation Training
  • AED Training
  • Bradycardia Management
When it comes to ACLS certification, finding a reputable provider is key. Look for a provider that strives to constantly deliver the latest CPR, BLS, and ACLS training to both newcomers in the medical field and people who need to be recertified.

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