Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The ACLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics, as well as others who need an ACLS course completion card for job or other requirements.

 ACLS Course Duration:

16 hours (2 Days)

 Course Completion Card Expiry:

2 years (24 months) from card issue date

 ACLS Course Prerequisites:

Providers who take the full ACLS Course, or ACLS Renewal Course, must have a current Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card, complete the mandatory Precourse Self-Assessment and be proficient in the following:

Performing high-quality BLS skills

  • Reading and interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs).

Required Student Materials:

Provider Manual – print (RE5110E) or eBook (RE5110ED)

2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care for Healthcare Providers – print (RE0120E) or eBook(RE0120ED) 

Pocket Reference Card – print (RE5570E) or digital (RE5570ED) – Included in Provider manual and sold separately. 

Optional General Materials: 

Poster Set (RE5590E) 

Emergency Crash Cart Card Set (RE5580E) 


***Only Heart & Stroke branded ACLS materials are accepted for use in courses where a Heart & Stroke Foundation ACLS completion card is issued***