El Centro ACLS Courses

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a 2-year American Heart Association ACLS Certification.

Course Options

There are four course options for ACLS at our El Centro location:

Option 1: ACLS Full Course

  • Length: 1 day; up to 11.75 hours
  • Full Course is designed for first time students or students with expired cards.

Option 2: ACLS Update/Renewal Course

  • Length: up to 6 hours
  • Update / Renewal Course is designed for students with current or non-expired cards.

Option 3: ACLS Online Fast-Track

  • Length: Online average 10 hours / Skill Session 1 hour
  • You must complete the online portion at home before your appointment time. eLearning.Heart.org Access Key is emailed to you once you complete registration

Option 4: ACLS Skills Testing Only

  • Length: 1 hour
  • Skills testing is completion of HeartCode ACLS from eLearning.Heart.org.
  • This option is for students who already have their online completion certificate.

We offer several ACLS classes Monday-Saturday at our El Centro location.

View ACLS Study Guide

View El Centro ACLS Instructor Courses

Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements

The AHA requires all students taking ACLS to pass the Pre-Course Self-Assessment exam with a score of 70% or greater.

  • After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre – Course Self-Assessment.
  • You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
  • You MUST print or take a picture of the passing grade with your name on it to hand to your Instructor before entering the class. If you do not have a printer, please take a picture, and email the picture to [email protected].

View ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment Study Guide

Who should take this course?

ACLS training is intended for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of the hospital. This includes physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, etc.

Course Content Overview

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

About Our El Centro ACLS Course

Our ACLS course is an advanced class that highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

The course includes simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader.

Register for ACLS Courses in El Centro Today:

ACLS Full Course

ACLS Update / Renewal Course

ACLS Online Fast-Track

ACLS Skills Testing Only

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