ACLS: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (AHA) - Recognition
This ACLS Recognition course is for first time or initial certification (or if your ACLS certification has lapsed or expired). If you are currently certified in ACLS and need to renew your certificate, please see our ACLS Renewal course.
In the ACLS Recognition course you will learn to identify and treat a cardiac event according to the latest American Heart Association guidelines. You will learn to recognize life-threatening clinical situations, provide initial care information, and build your skills in the urgent treatment of an adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival, integration of advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. ACLS certification demonstrates that you have the necessary medical knowledge and hands-on training needed to save lives. The ACLS Recognition course uses classroom instruction, hands-on training, and an examination. The course is intended for all healthcare providers, intensive or critical care professionals, and others who may need to respond to a cardiovascular emergency.
NOTE: Students will need to have a Provider Manual for the successful completion of this course. Both e-book and hard copy versions are available for purchase through the American Heart Association at https://shopcpr.heart.org Should you choose to purchase your manual from another vendor, please be sure that it is the current edition:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual eBook (2020 version) Product Number: 20-3100
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual (2020 version) Product Number: 20-1106
The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.