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Did you know the CoxHealth Education Center offers an ACLS Prep Course? This class is especially helpful for first time ACLS students.

Course Information


Description and Target Audience

This two-day American Heart Association (AHA) course is designed healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or outside of the hospital setting. The AHA developed the ACLS course for currently active healthcare providers (eg, medical, nursing, emergency medical, or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of ACLS.



This course requires the successful completion of two tests:

  • A 50-question written exam with a minimum passing score of 84% or higher
  • One-on-one skills demonstration testing


Course Length

This course is 16 hours total over two days.


Certification Length

This certification is valid for two years.



  • General Public $275.00
  • Students: $225.00


What This Course Includes

This course includes:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Manual
  • AHA completion eCard

Educational Credit

The CoxHealth Education Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This course provides 12.0 Contact Hours.

CoxHealth – Prehospital Services is an approved provider of continuing education by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of EMS. This activity has been approved for 16.0 contact hours. The Training Center number is 07710C.

Per the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration, Division 2255-Missouri Board for Respiratory Care, 20 CSR 2255-4.010 Continuing Education Requirements, Section 6-C, “Six (6) hours will be awarded for the successful completion of a course (excluding preparatory courses) related to Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS/Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Programs identified within this subsection will not require pre-approval by AARC, its state affiliates or the board for acceptance as hours towards fulfilling the continuing education requirement. However, not more than a total of twelve (12) hours will be awarded for any combination of the above mentioned programs during a two (2)-year period.” Contact hours are 12.0 for this activity.

Accreditation approval only refers to this educational activity and does not imply endorsement of any commercial products by CoxHealth or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services.

Requirements of successful completion must be met in order order to receive a statement of credit and an AHA completion eCard. Requirements of successful completion include: sign-in at the registration desk, attendance at the entire course, and successful completion of skills testing and a written exam with a score of 84% or greater.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS, and 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.