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Advanced Cardiac Life Support


In the health and medical field, professionals may find themselves in situations where they need to respond quickly and accurately. The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification course at is a 2-day program intended to train health care professionals to respond to, recognize, and treat cardiac emergencies. This course is designed for students seeking American Heart Association certification.†

ACLS Course Description

At Brightwood College, our ACLS course includes hands-on instruction in the following:

  • Management of respiratory arrest
  • CPR and AED practice testing
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Pre-arrest emergencies such as bradycardia and tachycardia

ACLS Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the advanced cardiac life support course, graduates will be awarded a certificate from the American Heart Association that is good for a 2-year period. Graduates will also receive a certificate of completion from Brightwood College. The Advanced Cardiac Life Support course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Admission for Continuing Education Courses

Please review the Admission Information > Applicants for Short Courses section of the course catalog for your chosen campus for details about enrolling in continuing education courses (short courses) at Brightwood College.

Refund Policy

Information about the refund policy can be found under the Financial Information section of your campus course catalog

Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds. The institution does not offer job placement assistance for short courses; finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.

† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. Please check with your state for specific licensing or certification requirements.

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