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 Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – Classroom AHA Website

Course Information

Employees – Please refer to Absorb

How to Register

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

Non-UC employees:  Please contact Melissa Cappaert 

ph: 773-702-0361

Course dates are listed here: AHA Course Finder

How to Pay

Payment does not enroll you for the course.  To enroll, please log into Absorb LMS.

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

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

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

*A digital copy of the 2020 Provider Manual is available from the Crerar Library through the following link: 

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

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