Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)


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.

This course is for seasoned healthcare providers who are proficient in performing BLS and ACLS skills, reading and interpreting ECGs, and understanding ACLS pharmacology and who regularly lead or participate in emergency assessment and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest or post-arrest patients.

~ from Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support - Classroom AHA Website

The ACLS Full Provider Course requires approximately 8 hours to complete. It is designed for Providers who have never been ACLS certified or whose current certification card has expired. ACLS Recertification course is a 6-hour course designed for providers who currently have a valid ACLS card and need to recertify to maintain their knowledge and skills of ACLS core concepts.

Cost of Course

UC Employees

ACLS Full Provider - $170 ACLS Recertification - $130 

Non-UC Employees

 ACLS Full Provider - $190  

How to Register

UC employees: log-on to Oracle to complete registration.

Non UC employees: contact (773) 702-0361 or for more information.

Course Location

  • Employees - Please refer to Oracle
  • Non-Employees - Contact (773) 702-0361

How to Pay

To guarantee a seat, payment must be received two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled course date.

Via Credit Card


Click here to pay online for a Full Provider course

Click here to pay online for a Recertification course. 

Click here to pay online for a Non-UC Full Provider course.

For more information on refunds, see the General Refund/Cancellation Policy.

To review the UC Simulation guidelines for credit card processing, click here.


How to Obtain Course Materials

Books will not be included with the registration cost for the ACLS course.  

Please visit any of the following locations to either borrow or purchase course materials:


Crerar Library*

UC Bookstore

Required reading:

2015 ACLS Provider
Manual (self-assessment required)

30-day loan



Optional material:

Handbook of ECC for HCP (Pocket handbook including all the BLS, ACLS and PALS figures and tables)




ACLS Pocket Cards **




*ACLS Provider Manuals are held at the circulation desk at Crerar Library, not the stacks.  Please ask for help at the desk to request a book. You will need a University of Chicago employee or student ID card.

**Pocket cards are included with the purchase of a new ACLS Provider Manual and available for use during the course.  No need to purchase unless you are not purchasing a manual and want to have your own for reference after course completion.