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  American Heart Association Classes
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  BLS Health Care Provider - ACLS - PALS

CPR Kansas City                            CPR St Louis


HomeACLS: 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