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Name of credential

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Life Support (PALS)

Responsible organization

American Heart Association (AHA)


7272 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75231


(800) AHA-USA-1



Eligibility criteria

  • No verification of healthcare provider status

Duration of initial certification

2 years

Recertification requirements

Must retake the class after two years or a recertification course can be taken before the end of the month in which the card expires.


For participants who meet ALL course prerequisites and are eligible to receive a course completion eCard:

  • Participate in, practice, and complete all learning stations.
  • Pass the 1-rescuer CPR/AED testing station.
  • Pass the Megacode testing station.
  • Pass the written test with a minimum score of 84%.


  • Initial Certification fee: up to $350

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