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ACLS Renewal with ACLS EDU

Your ACLS provider course completion card represents your commitment to respond effectively during a cardiac emergency. After two years, you must take an AHA ACLS renewal course to renew your ACLS certification. This ensures you are empowered to handle cardiovascular emergencies not just on the job, but in everyday occurrences.

ACLS Renewal Course Information

The ACLS renewal course is for healthcare professionals who oversee or participate in medical activities surrounding cardiovascular emergencies, including cardiopulmonary arrest and other emergency responses requiring knowledge of heart function. In this instructor-led course, you will receive refresher training focused on:

  • Preventing cardiac arrest
  • Ideal continuous and early CPR methods
  •  Algorithm training
  • Reviewing CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) fundamentals
  • Recognizing the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Intervening when stroke and acute coronary symptoms (ACS) are present
  • Providing post-cardiac arrest care


This is a continuing education (CE) activity accounting for 4.75 Advanced CEH. It is approved by the American Heart Association, a CAPCE accredited organization. CAPCE Activity Number: 16-AMHA00F2-0310. When you originally certified, your ACLS certification required 8 CEUs. ACLS recertification requires half that amount (4 CEUs). This is the same CEU cost for NRP and PALS, whereas BLS requires only 2 CEUs.

Prerequisites for ACLS Recertification Course

Students attending the ACLS Provider Course are required:

  • Must be at-least 18 years of age or with an adult
  • Purchase the 2020 ACLS Provider Manual or eBook
  • Select a instructor-led classroom location
  • Provide a First Name, Last Name, Email and Phone Number
  • Be on time to attend – Tardiness of 15 minutes or less considered
  • Cancel within 48 hours of class date for a full refund or reschedule twice

ACLS Provider Course Completion eCard, valid for two years



How do I renew my ACLS card?

Upon completing the course, you will receive a new ACLS Provider card in person. This card will have a new renewal date. Like your previous card, it will be valid for two years. You must successfully complete the ACLS recertification course to receive the card. You will then claim the CE units by email. 

How often do I need to renew my ACLS Certification?

You must recertify for ACLS every two years. Your new card will have a new expiration date on it. We recommend putting that into your electronic calendar as a reminder to recertify in two years.

Can you renew ACLS after it expires?

Yes. You may renew your ACLS after its expiration date. If you require more than a refresher, we recommend you take the initial certification course again and consider a skills session.


Why Choose ACLS?

We provide an instructor-led, hands-on, team-based learning environment for healthcare professionals, allowing you to understand how to react to cardiac events in real-life situations. With instructors and classmates available for support, the ACLS renewal class ensures that you are prepared to continue work in the field and can handle cardiac emergencies that may occur in daily life. We help prepare you to give your patients the best possible outcome when experiencing cardiac events.

Do I Get CE Credits for ACLS?

Your road to ACLS recertification is easier than ever on account of the flexible schedule of ACLS classes held by the best instructors. As long as you have the necessary qualifications for ACLS, nothing is stopping you from going for it. But whether you are required to be ACLS-recertified, want to change your career path or improve your job prospects, you might be wondering if ACLS also counts as continuing education in your state. Read on!

ACLS EDU provides online, onsite, blended and classroom American Heart Association BLS, ACLS & PALS certification courses.