Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The goal of the ACLS provider and renewal courses are to improve outcomes for adult patients in cardiac arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies through early recognition and interventions by high performance teams based on the standards of the American Heart Association.
The course/s has the following objectives:

  • Application of the concepts of systematic evaluation of an adult patient which includes initial, primary and secondary assessment
  • Application of early recognition and management of a patient with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or stroke.
  • Recognition and management of bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias
  • Recognition and management of cardiac arrest including adult basic life support and post cardiac arrest care management


  • All registrants must be healthcare providers who direct or participate in the resuscitation of patients either in or out of hospital setting
  • As part of preparation for the course, participants are issued a provider manual and expected to prepare prior to attendance in the course
  • Complete a precourse work assignment made up of self-assessment and precourse work videos through the AHA E-learning website. Participants will be given further instructions related to this requirement upon registration.

Note: Participants who have not taken the ACLS course or with expired ACLS cards will have to take the two-day provider course. Participants who work in less acute units or low volume locations are
recommended to take a 2-day provider class for renewal.


Provider Course – 15 contact hours
Renewal Course – 7 contact hours
Instructor Course – 15 contact hours

Dates and Times

Two-day provider course
ACLS with BLS Day 1: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Day 2: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Flagstaff Medical Center:

  • February 8 – 9, 2024
  • April 11 – 12, 2024
  • May 20 – 21, 2024
  • July 10 – 11, 2024
  • September 26 – 27, 2024

Verde Valley Medical Center: 

  • January 17 – 18, 2024
  • April 1 – 2, 2024
  • August 22 – 23, 2024
  • October 23 – 24, 2024

One-day renewal course
ACLS with BLS 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Flagstaff Medical Center:

  • January 11, 2024
  • March 22, 2024
  • June 7, 2024
  • September 5, 2024
  • November 22, 2024
  • December 19, 2024

Verde Valley Medical Center:

  • February 21, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 30, 2024
  • June 21, 2024
  • October 28, 2024
  • November 6, 2024
  • December 4, 2024

Instructor course *
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Flagstaff Medical Center

  • February 19, 2024
  • August 19, 2024

* Recommendation from course faculty preferred.
Pre-requisite required prior to class:

  • Current ACLS Provider card
  • Instructor Essentials certificate of completion


At Flagstaff Medical Center, the courses will be held in the Northern Arizona Healthcare Training Center, located at the west end of Fort Valley Shopping Center, 1000 N. Humphreys, Suite 241-242.

In Cottonwood, the courses will be held in the Education Center located in the Courtyard Plaza on the east side of the Verde Valley Medical Center, 269 S. Candy Lane.


Two-day provider course
$250 Non-NAH employee
$150 NAH employee

One-day renewal course
$175 Non-NAH employee
$125 NAH employee

Instructor course
$300 Non-NAH employee
$150 NAH employee

Course fees do not represent revenue to the American Heart Association.


Due to necessary class preparation, registration for ACLS course will close 5 business days prior to the class date; 14 days for the ACLS Inst course.

To register online, non-NAH employees can register online by visiting our website.

NAH Employees, please visit the employee portal. Go to “EDUCATION” and click on “LOGIN TO LMS” to register.

To register by mail or fax, download the class brochure and complete the application form. The class brochure is available on this page under “Event Links and Documents.” 

Mail completed registration application to: Northern Arizona Healthcare Education Department 1200 North Beaver Street Flagstaff, AZ 86001.

You also may fax your registration to (928) 773-2430.

Please note that if we have fewer than 3 students registered, the class will be canceled with a full refund or transfer to the next available class.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available less a $50.00 administration fee for the Provider and Renewal courses and $75.00 for the Instructor course. No refund is issued if cancellation occurs within five business days of the course.


In the interest of complete disclosure, the speaker(s) and planning committee of this CME Activity has signed a financial disclosure form and has no conflict of interest with any commercial entities or products that may have an interest in this program. This is intended to make you aware of the faculty’s interests, so you may form your own judgments about such materials.

AHA Disclaimer – The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an
educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any charges for such a course, except for a portion of the fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Event Links & Documents
Event Contact

NAH Education Department

(928) 773-2491