ACLS Course for EMS

Advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS) for EMS

Applicable, fun and affordable! no more cookie cutter courses to meet the required job training for medical command. Provide your paramedics with applicable knowledge in a course format that recognizes their expertise, while offering useful, practical updates in science. Eliminate hours of repetition learning assessment tools and interventions that Paramedics utilize every day. Instead, provide them with the information they need to have an impact on the lives of their cardiac patients. Our course will review the current American Heart Association recommendations for the assessment and treatment of cardiac and stroke patients in the field. It will emphasize the tools that are available in the truck, rather than those available in the ICU. Our ACLS course will emphasize the life saving interventions that occur in the first 30 minutes after symptom onset in both cardiac and stroke patients.

Our advanced cardiac life support course is the only one available that provides field applicable knowledge in a concise, easy to follow format. By taking into account the preexisting knowledge of emergency medical service personnel, we can eliminate hours of expensive educational time, while still meeting the ACLS requirements of medical command facilities. Never again pay your personnel to attend an ACLS course that provides information that is not applicable to EMS. Give them an ACLS class that was written for EMS personnel by EMS personnel.

Course format

This course is offered in in-person group format and blended format. All our instructors hold current and valid ACLS instructor credentials from the American Heart Association

Skill testing

See our ACLS skills form here.

This form is completed by our instructor, a medic instructor with the student's station or a third party instructor we connect the student with. In all cases, the instructor will be holding current and valid ACLS instructor credentials.

The student will receive hand-written documentation of the completed skills check and a copy of the instructor’s eCard. The student will provide this documentation directly to their company’s credentialing department. The student will not receive our certificate of completion until they complete the skills check.

This skills check documentation process is significantly more stringent than American Heart Association, Red Cross and all our other competitors.

Course overview

Our course front matter includes the syllabus, complete accreditation statements and statements from all instructors and contributors.


If you require continuing education credits and accreditation by the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the American Dental Association or ACPE, please see our ACLS course for in-hospital providers. See our accreditation letters and sample certificates on our accreditations page.

Scientific basis

This course is written based on scientific evidence. This course is current with respect to the latest 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This science is compatible with Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF), European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Additional review information

Additional information is available for organizations that are reviewing our course, just ask us.

  • Complete printout of study materials
  • Complete testing instruments with answer keys -- This is only available to accreditation organizations and government regulators that review our course.
  • Complimentary online course access
  • Resumes, CVs and all credentialing information for our instructors

Completion eCard

Sample of our course completion eCard (click to enlarge):



Students will also have a copy of their skills form (see information on the left).

Please verify the authenticity of our eCards by emailing us with the name and expiration date of the student.

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Contact us at +1 484‑464‑2882 or to schedule an in-person training for your group (minimum of 10 people). Or see our online sales page.

The American Heart Association name is owned by American Heart Association, Inc. Pacific Medical Training has no affiliation with American Heart Association.