ACLS: How long is the class?
Q: Approximately how long does the ACLS Course take to complete?
A: Approximate course completion times are listed below. Times are based on a recommended ratio of 4 students to 1 instructor to 1 manikin or station (NOTE: the CPR and AED and Management of Respiratory Arrest stations require 1 instructor and 2 manikins for 6 students per station). Using different ratios will result in increased course completion times.
• Full course: 10-12 hours depending on amount of break time and number of students in class (if 4 in class). Note: A full class may last up to 15 hours!
• Update (renewal) course: 5-6 hours depending on amount of break time and number of students in class (if 4 in class).
Accelerated ACLS Skills (must have completed AHA HeartCode ACLS online course): 40-50 minutes.
ACLS Accelerated Skills Agenda