Professions who are often required to take ACLS training:

  • Paramedic
  • ER Nurse
  • ICU Nurse
  • Doctor
  • Respiratory Therapist

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • New Provider $350
  • ACLS Renewal (Update) $169
  • BLS, ACLS Combo $199
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS Recertification Combo $349
  • Online Hybrid ACLS Course Available $232
  • 1-on-1 Courses $299

This is an advanced course in managing cardiac failure and arrest in both prehospital and in-hospital setting.

ACLS Renewal (Update)

This course is for an experienced provider looking to renew their ACLS cards.

AHA allows for a 1 month grace period on card expiration.

A book must be purchased and pretest must be taken before the class (passing <84%).

American Heart Association 2 year certification

  • 8 hour course

New Provider $350

This course is for new providers wishing to become certified in ACLS for the first time (or after a long expiration).

A book must be purchased and the student pretest must be taken before the class with a passing rate of 84%.

Prerequisite: Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider.

American Heart Association 2 year certification

  • 16 hour course (Two Days)

Online ACLS Hybrid Certification

Half online and half in person. You take the online portion on your own, then arrange for a skills testing.

    • Call us 505-281-4110 and we will schedule a Skills Test-Out session and obtain test code.
    • Take the online test portion at American Heart Association’s website.
    • American Heart 2 year certification

1 hour test out

BLS, ACLS and PALS Recertification Combo

Are all your certifications due? We have a combination that allows to save on time and money.

Please give us a call/text 505-281-4110 or email

ACLS 1-on-1

If you can’t take the Online hybrid or it’s one of the situations that you need your card now, we’ve got you covered.

Call or Text to schedule. 505-281-4110

We have ACLS classes near you. We typically hold ACLS classes twice per month. We also have group ACLS courses options. If you need group ACLS classes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas or Santa Fe, please call us 505-281-4110

Frequently asked questions for ACLS for Healthcare Providers:

No, ACLS is the next step up in training. In this class the American Heart ​adds more layers of education to the foundation of BLS. While performing BLS skills, ACLS skills are added to the code blue. Advanced Cardiac Life Support skills include cardiac rhythm interpretation, advanced airway placement, drug administration, cardiac pacing, defibrillation and post resuscitation management.

Yes, it is a professional certification with a card issued by the American Heart Association.

Yes, it should not be taken lightly. We have had to reschedule students because of failure to study. In an ACLS class, you will be required to begin BLS protocol, recognize life threatening cardiac rhythms and provide appropriate treatment (electrotherapy vs drug administration), manage patients airways and provide post resuscitation care. Failure to do so, will result in a repeat of the class. ​

See the above question is ACLS the same as BLS.​

Yes. See the above question.​

For the skills test, yes. For the written exam, no. ​

No, ACLS is it’s own class. It covers Advanced Cardiac Life Support and students are expected and required to already know Basic Life Support (BLS).​

No, first aid address mostly traumatic and some medical emergencies. ACLS specifically focused on advanced treatments of cardiac arrest (code blue). ​

Refund Policy:  If you are unable to attend your registered class, a 24-hour written notice (emailed to is required for BLS, HSFA, HS AED and First Aid Classes.  For ACLS and PALS, a 7-day written notice is required (emailed to and a $25 fee may apply.  Refunds/rescheduling will not be given if you register for the wrong class or do not show up for class.  If you are not sure which class you need, please call 505-281-4110.