What is ACLS Certification?
The American Heart Association (AHA) defines Advanced Cardiac Life Support as an algorithmic series of medical procedures and techniques designed for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke and similar life threatening cardiac emergencies.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support or ACLS, expands upon basic life support with more advanced skills such as defibrillation, IV use, intubation, and ECG analysis. Many hospitals and other medical facilities require this advanced training for anyone who may be working with cardiac patients.
Who should receive ACLS Certification?
ACLS certification and training greatly increases the ability of medical professionals to save lives, so it can be useful for any healthcare profession. Typically, ACLS provider cards are required of licensed nurses, physicians and professionals who work under the supervision of a licensed physician, like paramedics or physician assistants. Professionals who work in intensive care units, emergency rooms, and other medical emergency settings may also required certification. Often, the decision about who is required to become certified is left to employers.
What is recertification and when is it necessary?
What is the difference between online and classroom training?
The demands placed on today’s healthcare professionals seems to be continually growing - long hours, challenging shifts, increasing responsibilities, more documentation. All of which makes your free time even more valuable. And while no one disagrees with the necessity of continuing education and training requirements, AMC believes just as strongly that healthcare providers like you shouldn’t have to sacrifice your valuable free time to attend weekend classes that cost a fortune.
That’s why AMC developed a highly advanced curriculum of online certification courses. All of our courses, training materials and exams are constructed in accordance with the AHA’s standards and guidelines. Our online courses duplicate the classroom lessons, with one major difference: You can take the classes on your schedule and at the location of your choosing. No more valuable free time and weekend spent in classrooms.
AMC's Online ACLS Courses
With AMC, you can be assured that our online certification and recertification courses deliver the same quality standards as classroom training, but with the added benefit of convenience. Our online courses include thorough study guides with no additional training material required. So, instead of traveling and waiting through a typical renewal class, with AMC, you can review and renew at your own pace at a time that fits your schedule. That’s just part of what we offer:
- AMC courses are developed by health care professionals, for health care professionals. Both the ACLS certification and recertification courses are designed to be easily accessible anytime, anywhere.
- AMC doesn’t require you to purchase any additional training materials. You can access everything you need, including valuable study guides, anytime, which means you can review and study on your timeframe, when it’s most convenient for you.
- You can take the exam at your own pace. With AMC, your progress on the test is automatically saved when you exit the online class allowing you to pick up right where you left off regardless of how long its been.
- AMC on-staff physicians regularly review and compare all course exams and study materials, routinely updating our courses with any published changes to the AHA’s standards and guidelines.
- We don’t eliminate the human touch just because you’re taking the course online. Our team of friendly and knowledgeable support staff is available seven days a week, via live chat, email or phone. So we’re always here to help.
The American Heart Association does not endorse, nor are they affiliated with any online certification course or training class.
Don't settle for less than the best.
AMC may not be the only company out there offering online certification and recertification online, but no one can match all the advantages we offer. AMC is the most trusted name in online medical certification today.
AMC’s online ACLS certification course is created, recommended, and preferred by board certified physicians, and we ensure our course adheres to the latest AHA standards and guidelines. That’s why thousands and thousands of medical professionals just like you trust AMC to for certification and recertification that will keep their career on track.
AMC Advantages: Fast
One of the biggest advantages AMC offers is the short amount of time our courses take. You work at your own pace, but our convenient online course can typically be completed in less than an hour. Imagine that: full, reliable certification or recertification in less than the time it takes most people to get ready for work - all without any driving, classroom attendance or time away from home.
Easy to Complete
With AMC, once you enroll in our online ACLS course, there are only three quick steps to certification:
- Review the online manuals
- Watch the helpful and engaging skills videos
- Pass the exam
It really is just that easy. No one makes online certification easier to complete than AMC.
Get the Credit You Deserve 12 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
AMC offers an online practice test on our study guides page so you can see exactly what to expect on the actual test. But you do not need to worry about having to pay extra if you fail one of our certification exams because we offer unlimited free exam retakes. To help you succeed, we send you the results of your exam to help identify the content you need to focus on as you prepare for your retake.
Set Your Own Pace
The entire ACLS certification or recertification course can be completed in as little as one hour – but that doesn’t mean you have to do it all at once. AMC lets you work at your own pace. Our courses are specifically designed to be accessible anytime, anywhere. You can start and stop as your schedule dictates, which allows you to study or even take the exams in more than one sitting. This eases the burden of setting aside time for online training or taking the test. Your progress on the test is automatically saved when you exit the online class allowing you to pick up right where you left off – any time.
Study on Your Terms
Included with your ACLS course is our study guide that you can access from your account at any time and on any computer. Or, if you prefer, you can save it and print for a physical copy. Either way, you can study at your convenience. What’s more, due to the online design of AMC's certification course, no clinical skills test is required. No additional training materials are required to complete this course.
Try and Try Again - Free Unlimited Exam Retakes
With AMC, unlimited retakes of the exam are included without penalty. Your results are available in your account for your review, and we send an additional exam review to the email address you provided. Take all the time you like to review the guidelines and algorithms, and retest when you have mastered the content. Each time you take the test, you receive a new set of questions, ensuring you have a total understanding of the subject matter. Your exam retake is free.
No one likes to be kept waiting. So, AMC provides you with instant access, instant exam review and instant proof of certification upon passing. All without delay. As soon as you successfully complete your exam, your results displayed in your account and emailed to you, giving your employer or any other requiring body digital proof of your certification. So you can keep working. Then in as little as three business days, a hard copy of your certification arrives at your door – at no added cost to you.
Show Off Your Success
Your ACLS provider card displays your name, the AMC logo, course completion date, expiration date, our course provider number and validating signature.
Last But Not Least - 100% Money Back Guarantee
For your security and peace of mind, all of our certification and recertification courses include a 100% money back guarantee. If you are unhappy with one of our courses during this period, you can contact us for a full refund of your purchase, minus any shipping and material fees.
ACLS Recertification Online
AMC also makes getting recertified more convenient with our online recertification courses. Rather than spend your valuable free time in a classroom completing required recertification, AMC offers the convenience of online courses that are every bit as thorough, reliable and accepted as tradition classroom recertification.
ACLS certification is not a lifetime pass. Certification usually expires within two years. Like most medical certifications, you must remain current on changing guidelines and procedures. This is especially true for Advanced Cardiac Life Support due to the hands-on method and technical knowledge involved. Our ACLS recertification makes sure you are up-to-date with any new procedures and helps build on the skills and training you have already received.
Refine Your Skills with The Name You Trust
Staying current on your ACLS certification is often crucial to your career. Online classes give you flexibility, but you want to make sure you get the latest training from a name you trust.
- AMC recertification courses created, recommended, and preferred by board certified physicians.
- Our recertification courses adheres to the latest AHA standards and guidelines.
- ACLS recertification courses developed in accordance with the American Heart Association’s published standards and guidelines.
- AMC on-staff physicians regularly review and update all course exams and study materials to ensure the class training you receive adheres to the latest guidelines and standards.
How Online Recertification Works
Getting recertified for our online ACLS course is easy.
- Enroll online. Start by clicking the ENROLL NOW button below
- Review the online manuals to new techniques and the latest procedures
- Watch the skills videos
- You can take an optional pretest as a refresher
- Pass the exam, free unlimited retakes available
- Get your results right away, including instant recertification proof
- Free unlimited re-takes if necessary
- Earn 8 CME credits
No one makes staying current on your ACLS certification requirements easier than AMC.
Take Us for a Test Drive
See for yourself how AMC’s certification exams work, without any commitment. We’ve made it possible for you to take our free Pretest, consisting of ten multiple-choice questions, so you can get a feel for how simple the process of online testing is with AMC. All sample questions are derived from the ACLS provider manual and adhere to the latest AHA and ECC guidelines. Correct answers and explanations will be shown once the practice test is submitted. Good Luck!