Please Note! NEW Online ACLS Prep Classes: Prepare for your Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support with our comprehensive review course. This 3-hour, interactive online course is designed to fit your schedule while providing the knowledge and confidence about ACLS guidelines and material.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Heartcode Complete (Online)

HeartCode ACLS - Courses Details

Curriculum Provider: American Heart Association
Certification Duration: 2 Years
Course Format: Online adaptive learning module with in-person high-fidelity manikin skills.

HeartCode® is the official American Heart Association (AHA) self-directed eLearning program allowing students to take ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) online as an alternative to the traditional classroom-based courses.

This comprehensive program uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. In this environment, students apply their knowledge to patient cases and see the results of their decision in real-time.

Heartcode™ Complete - ACLS meets the requirements for Initial or Renewal certifications.

Currently, this course is available in our Portland, Oregon Center.

What's New with the 2020 Guidelines?

  • Consistent learning objectives across programs.
  • An adaptive learning experience with HeartCode ACLS. The learning experience is based on existing skills and knowledge.
  • All content was prepared by the AHA and organized for an adaptive algorithm.
  • All content is aligned to the learning objectives of the current HeartCode courses.
  • All content will reflect the new 2020 science guidelines.
  • Responsive design ensures compatibility on mobile devices and tablets.
  • All curricula is contextualized for the in-hospital or pre-hospital learner.
  • Streamlined Cognitive Assessment Activity cases have replaced eSimulations.

What's Covered?

  • Pre-course Self-Assessment
  • Respiratory Emergencies- Recognize and perform early management of respiratory arrest.
  • Pre-Arrest Emergencies- Bradycardia, Stable Tachycardia, Unstable Tachycardia, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Treatment of Stroke
  • Cardiac Arrest- Simple VF/VT, Complex VF/VT, PEA- Asystole

Standardizing Skills Practice and Testing

Once the online portion of the HeartCode® course has been completed, students practice and test their skills by using the self-directed course with the HeartCode voice-assisted-manikin (VAM) system.

Training with VAMs provides students with real-time, objective audio feedback on their performance, adding a new level of realism and precision to CPR training.

Upon successful course completion, you will be issued an official AHA ACLS provider eCard.

How to Purchase and Schedule

Please call 877-277-6778 to purchase the ACLS HeartCode® complete online course and schedule your time slot to complete the required skills verification on the voice-assisted-manikin (VAM) system. This course option is only available in our Portland, Oregon Center.

HeartCode ACLS - Upcoming Classes

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This course may be scheduled for private groups at your location or at one of the Cascade Training Centers. Please contact us for more information


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Heartcode ACLS Class Frequently Asked Questions

Your AHA eCard will be sent within 72 hours of course completion.Click on the link to watch a video about how to self-claim your eCard.Click on the link to watch a video about how to claim your eCard from the email sent by AHA.

If you have previously claimed an eCard, it can be found by visiting Under the section titled "Students," input your name and email address OR your eCard credential ID, and then click "Search." You will be prompted to enter the answer to the security question you created upon claiming your eCard.

ACLS is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. It also covers airway management and related pharmacology. In this course, skills are taught in large, group sessions and small, group learning and testing stations where case-based scenarios are presented

Cascade is an authorized Training Center by the American Heart Association in all 50 states to provide ACLS training. (AHA TC: WA15590)

•Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support, reflecting the most current American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care •Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device and use of an (AED) •Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest •Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia •Airway management •Related pharmacology •Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke •Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team •Effective Resuscitation Team Dynamics

YES, a copy of your ACLS pre-course self-assessment with a score of 70% or higher is required for entrance into an ACLS course. This is a policy implemented by AHA with the release of their 2015 guidelines. The ACLS pre-course self-assessment can be accessed by visiting and entering the code found on Page ii of your current ACLS student manual (published 03/2016).

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiovascular emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Initial Provider Course requires approximately 12-16 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. Renewal Course requires approximately 6-8 hours, including skills practice and skills testing. This length also accounts for scheduled breaks within the course.

Students must achieve at least an 84% on the written test to pass.

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, students receive an official American Heart Association ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

15-1005 ACLS Provider Manual, includes ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set 15-1007 ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set (set of 2)