ACLS for Experienced Providers

ACLS for Experienced Providers goes beyond the core ACLS training by offering critical thinking opportunities for those advanced, experienced, healthcare professionals who use ACLS on a regular basis. The goal of ACLS EP is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g., metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through cooperative learning and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of prearrest, arrest and post arrest patients.

The AHA’s ACLS EP Course has been updated to reflect the 2015 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. In addition to the 2015 AHA Guidelines CPR and ECC, ACLS EP has continued basis on

2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/AHA Guidelines for the Management of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction and the

2012 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guideline for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

This course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology, those who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of prearrest, arrest or post arrest patients.


  • Uses case-based scenarios to move beyond the algorithms and show learners how to apply critical thinking to quickly reach a differential diagnosis and effectively manage treatment
  • Includes more of the cases and information learners have requested, including pharmacology, toxicology, respiratory, and metabolic cases
  • Includes 68 scenarios, including prehospital, emergency department and inhospital scenarios, so the course to be customized to best meet the needs of learners
  • ACLS Provider exam is completed online before class allowing learners more time to share and learn from peers
  • Continuing education credits available

Course Content

  • Applying the expanded systematic approach (ACLS-EP Survey) to patient assessment, evaluation and management
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Cerebrovascular Emergencies
  • Respiratory and Metabolic Emergencies
  • Post-Cardiac Arrest Care
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology Emergencies
  • High-Quality CPR
  • Effective communication within a resuscitation team and recognition of the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance

Course Format/Time

  • Classroom-based
  • Instructor-led
  • Features active participation in case-based scenarios
  • Course completion time is approximately 8 hours (7 to 7.25 hours without breaks)

Course Completion Card or Certificate

For successful course completion, learners must actively participate in all case-based scenarios and must meet all current ACLS course completion requirements including:

  • Pass the 1-rescuer CPR and AED skills test
  • Pass the bag-mask ventilation skills test
  • Pass the Megacode skills test
  • Pass the ACLS Provider exam with a score of 84% or higher
  • The pretest for this course must be completed prior to the day of course with a score of 84% or better.

Upon successful completion, learners receive an ACLS EP course completion  e-card, valid for 2 years.

To Register for the ACLS Experienced Provider Course, please select the date you will attend, as well as a Textbook option, then click Add to Cart.

ACLS Experienced Provider

Price: $225.00

Textbook Option is Required:

AHA ACLS Exp Provider Textbook

Price: $86.50

AHA ACLS Exp Provider Manual eBook
Price: $86.50

* A 25% non-refundable cancellation fee will be applied to all courses cancelled less than 48 hours in advance. Textbooks are nonrefundable. Should a student cancel the course and requests a refund, the cost of textbook, shipping, plus the cancellation fee will be deducted from course fee to be refunded