Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

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Carilion Clinic offers American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider and renewal classes, which are scheduled periodically throughout the year. For information on class offerings, attendance process and cost, or to register for a class, please call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

ACLS Students - Precourse Information

As part of the registration fee, you will receive a course manual via postal mail.   The ACLS book contains useful study materials, including a mandatory practice test that must be completed before attending class.

You must score at least 80 percent or above on the pretest to take the class. This ensures that you are prepared and can demonstrate your knowledge of these important life-saving skills.

Once you have completed your assessment, there will be an auto-generated answer sheet that you will need to print and bring with you to class for admittance.

Please review the ACLS rhythm review and algorithms before coming to class.

Prerequisites for ACLS

  • Current AHA BLS card
  • Current AHA ACLS card (renewals only)
  • Copy of AHA ACLS pre-test, completed with score of 80 percent or above

Prior completion of a cardiac monitoring course is recommended.

Class Day Details

All ACLS classes start promptly on time, per AHA guidelines. Students who arrive late will be asked to reschedule.