UChicago Simulation Center

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)


AHA’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Course contains the 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. This course builds on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

This advanced course highlights the importance of high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

~ From the American Heart Association Website

How to Register

UC employees: log on to Absorb to complete registration.

Absorb Enrollment/Unenrollment Instructions

Non-UC employees:  Please contact Neal Hluska
email: nhluska@bsd.uchicago.edu phone: 773-702-0361

How to Pay

UChicago Medicine Staff are not required to pay for the course

BSD Facutly and staff are responsible for payment.  Payment can be made by a cost center transfer via ACCTS or by credit card.

Via Credit Card:

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

Required reading:  2020 ACLS Provider Manual* (self-assessment required).

A digital copy of the 2020 Provider Manual is available through the following link:


Paper books will not be included with registration.  They can be purchased online at https://shopcpr.heart.org/acls-provider-manual



You can access the Provider Manual on campus or at home.  Please use the following instructions:

1) Sign in with your CNET

If you are accessing the Provider Manuals off-campus you will be directed to sign in with your 2 Factor Authentication

2) Click the UChicago Logo in the upper left corner of the page

3) Click Login

4) Register for an account or login if you have already created one

Creating an account will allow you to easily access materials, highlight, and take notes.

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