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Tustin ACLS Certification Courses (Orange County)

Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive an American Heart Association ACLS Certification.

About Course Options

We have six ACLS course options at our Tustin, Orange County location:

Option 1: ACLS Full Course

  • Classroom training for first time or students with expired cards.
  • Class average 8-9 Hours, with 2.5 hours of pre-course work.
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions

Option 2: ACLS Update / Renewal Course

  • Classroom training for students with an unexpired card.
  • Class average 4.5 Hours, with 2.5 hours of pre-course work.
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions

Option 3: ACLS Online Fast-Track

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (4 hrs) and instructor-led skills testing (1.5 hrs)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
  • Refunds not available for Fast-Track Courses

Option 4: 1Stop Station (DIY Certification)

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (4 hrs) and 1Stop Station skills testing (30 mins)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
  • Refunds not available for Fast-Track Courses

Option 5: Skills Testing Only

  • ACLS HeartCode Completion Certificate required (access not included)
  • Instructor-led (1.5 hrs) or 1Stop Station (30 mins) Skills Testing

Option 6: ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

  • Renewal option for students with unexpired certifications.
  • Class Length: 1 day; up to 10 hours.
  • BLS Renewal add-on available.

View ACLS Study Guide

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Mandatory Pre-Course Requirements

The AHA requires all students taking ACLS to complete the Pre-Course Self-Assessment and Precourse Work.
  • After registration students will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to do the Pre-Course Work.
  • You can take the exam over until a passing grade is achieved.
  • You MUST print or email a copy of your precourse certificate with your name on it before entering the class. If emailing please send a copy to: [email protected].
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Who should take this course?

Our ACLS course is designed for healthcare workers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, and paramedics.

Tustin ACLS Course Content

  • 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

About Our Tustin ACLS Course

Our Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course in Tustin, Orange County is an advanced, instructor-led class 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, as well as the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions and the importance of effective team communication during resuscitation.

The course is designed to build on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

Register for ACLS Courses in Tustin Today:

ACLS Full Course

ACLS Update / Renewal Course

ACLS Online Fast-Track

ACLS 1Stop Station (DIY Certification)

ACLS Skills Testing Only

ACLS Skills Testing 1Stop Station (No Instructor)

ACLS Skills Testing with Instructor

ACLS & PALS 1-Day Renewal

Frequently Asked Questions

General ACLS Questions

What is the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) course?

ACLS builds on the foundation of BLS and is appropriate for healthcare workers who may be called on to participate in an adult resuscitation. In addition to responding to cardiac arrest and post-arrest, participants learn to identify and treat early signs of cardiac complications to prevent progression to cardiac arrest.

What are the course completion requirements for ACLS?

ACLS certification is given to students who successfully complete the 50-question ACLS exam with a passing score of 84% and can function appropriately in various team scenarios.

How long does it typically take to complete the ACLS course?

Students should allow approximately 3 hours to complete the online, pre-course material. The in-person ACLS class is an entire day of training.

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How is the Tustin, Orange County ACLS classroom course structured?

In addition to a pre-course self-assessment, students complete Tustin’s ACLS course videos prior to attending the course to help reduce time spent in class. Students should prepare for an all-day class and will be required to participate in individual and team scenarios.

Which competencies are practiced throughout the Tustin ACLS course?
  • Builds on BLS skills, emphasizing effective compressions, ventilations, and early defibrillation
  • 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 ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team
Is an AHA course completion card issued upon successful completion of the Tustin, Orange County ACLS course?
Yes, students completing the course are issued their AHA ACLS certification card immediately at the end of the course.
Does the Tustin ACLS course have any prerequisites?
Yes, to reduce Tustin ACLS class time, students are required to watch several course videos and complete the pre-course self-assessment prior to attending the in-person class. Pre-course work instructions are provided in the registration confirmation email.
Are credits for continuing education (CE/CME) available for the Tustin classroom-based ACLS course?

We issue 10 hours for the full course and 6 hours for the renewal course of CE Credit to eligible professionals. Currently, we are authorized to issue CE Certificates to RNs, RTs, LVNs, EMTs, Paramedics, Dentist, and Physician Assistants.

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