San Diego ACLS Courses

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Certification.

Course Options

There are four course options for ACLS at our San Diego 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 2 – 4 hours / Skill Session 1 hour

Option 4: ACLS Skills Testing Only

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

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Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements

The AHA requires all students taking ACLS to complete the Pre-Course Self-Assessment and Precourse Work.

  • After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre-Course Work.
  • You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
  • You MUST print or email a copy of your precourse certificate with your name on it before entering the class. If emailing please send a copy to: [email protected].
  • If students do not have access to a computer, they may come in at any time to our San Diego – Mission Valley location and use our student computer. PLEASE NOTE: Only one student computer is available. The Student Computer is first come first serve.

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Who should take this course?

Healthcare providers such as: physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency.

San Diego ACLS Course Content Overview

  • American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • 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 acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team

About Our San Diego ACLS Course

The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course at our Mission Valley, San Diego location is intended for healthcare workers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient.

The course emphasizes the importance of good CPR to patient survival, the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions, and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation.

Register for ACLS Courses in San Diego Today:

ACLS Full Course

ACLS Update / Renewal Course

ACLS Online Fast-Track

ACLS Skills Testing Only

ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

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