Advanced Life Support Registration – Red Cross

Initial • Review • Blended Learning • Challenge

Which class is right for me?

Advanced Life Support is the ACLS training course offered by the American Red Cross. Several class options are available for new students, experienced providers, and current ACLS providers that require Red Cross certification.

Classes are available as initial, review, blended learning or challenge courses. Red Cross Advanced Life Support certification issued upon completion. A copy of the participant manual is provided as well.

Initial courses are ideal for students attending training for the first time. The class is two days, 10-12 hours total.

Review courses, similar to refresher or renewal courses, are for Red Cross ALS providers who wish to renew a current certification. Providers that require ALS certification that are certified through another organization ( AHA or ASHI ACLS) can attend a Review course to receive Red Cross certification. The class is 5 hours.

Blended Learning is popular with students and providers limited time in their schedules. The online lessons can be completed in portions at your pace, with an in classroom skill session to follow. ALS certification is identical to those issued after a traditional classroom session. The online lessons are 3-5 hours total, classroom skills session is 1.5 to 2.5 hours,

Challenge courses are designed for experienced ACLS providers with proficiency in pediatric knowledge and care. The course should be avoided by new providers or those who do not use ACLS training routinely. The challenge lasts one hour, consisting of the written and skills test, students must pass both tests on a single attempt in order to receive certification

Provider manuals are available to students and not required to be purchased. Download the Advanced Life Support manual:

Advanced Life Support Participant Manual