Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Course

This course will enhance your skills in the treatment of arrest and peri-arrest patients through active participation in a series of simulated cardiopulmonary cases.

  • Recognize and initiate early management of peri-arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in providing basic life support (BLS) care including prioritizing chest compressions and integrating automated external defibrillator (AED) use.
  • Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care.

Attendance of the entire program is required for course completion.


$180 per participant


ACLS Provider Renewal Course

ACLS Provider Renewal Course must be completed within 24 months of your previous ACLS Provider Course. This eight-hour renewal course provides a review of previous course material and verification of your skills and knowledge.

Attendance of the entire program is required for course completion.


$150 per participant

ACLS Experienced Provider

The goal of the ACLS Experienced Provider Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other (eg: metabolic, toxicologic, etc.) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, you will enhance your skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, and post-arrest patients. You must already have a current ACLS provider card to enroll. This course is designed for individuals who have recertified in ACLS at least twice in the past. After registering for the course, you will receive information on how to purchase an access code so you can complete the online learning modules and successfully pass the ACLS online written exam. Once completed, print the certificate off and bring it with you to your class.


$150 per participant


ACLS materials are not included in the course fee but can be purchased from

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and pediatric life support (PALS), and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association, and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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