Looking for ACLS certification in Chicago? Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, American-Heart-Association-certified, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. The ACLS renewal course is approximately four to five hours long and the initial course is approximately six to seven hours long.
Things to Consider When Choosing an ACLS Course
When looking for an AHA ACLS certification or ACLS recertification class it’s important to choose carefully. There are many ACLS courses offered online. However, most employers and schools will only accept ACLS classes that have been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA).
Pay very close attention to the language in the certifications of online programs. “Approved by AHA-certified doctors” or “recommended by AHA-approved physicians” is confusing language that tries to get around the point that the American Heart Association has not actually certified the class. Make sure that you only take classes and submit exams that are certified by the AHA itself.
Do You Need BLS Provider?
You can also get your BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification the same day. When signing up for ACLS, you will be asked whether you’d like to to add “BLS Provider Same Day” for $65. If you add same-day BLS Provider, you will:
- Receive a confirmation email from Illinois Safety about the class. It will provide a link for you to sign up for the online American Heart Association BLS class.
- Complete the online BLS Provider class (which is approximately three hours long).
- Print the completion certificate and bring it with you on the day of the course.
- Arrive 30 minutes before your ACLS class to perform your hands-on skills session.
- Receive your American Heart Association BLS Provider certification card the same day as your hands-on skills session.
All students must sign up online through our booking program, and there are no refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of class. Online classes are non-refundable (this includes failed attempts). If you need to reschedule your class, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you complete the American Heart Association ACLS certification course, you’ll receive your certification the same day.
Looking for On-Site Training?
Want to host a class for your staff at your workplace? We charge the same price to come and host a class at your location as if you take the training at our site; we simply ask for a minimum of six students.
Choose Illinois Safety for Your ACLS Certification
Seeking certification for ACLS in Chicago? Come to the ACLS classes that people in Chicagoland trust. Our ACLS training center is located right off Grand Avenue, Harlem Avenue and First Avenue with plenty of free parking. Each Illinois Safety instructor is a firefighter/paramedic with real world knowledge who is dedicated to helping you succeed. Give yourself the best opportunity to launch or expand your career in healthcare with the right classes.