acls skills

ACLS Skills Session

You must print and present your Part 1 Certificate from the Heartcode ACLS online portion for entry into an ACLS Skills Session. ​

ACLS Skills Session Description

Safeguard CPR’s ACLS Skills Session builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR.

​In these busy times, some people prefer taking the first part of their ACLS instruction in the blended learning format offered by the American Heart Association. These courses are offered for initial or renewal training, and they have the same completion requirements that the classroom ­based equivalent courses do. All the blended learning options include access to the related E-­textbook in the price of the course. Students who successfully complete Part 1 receive a certificate that allows them entrance into a skills practice and testing session.  You must bring your certificate of completion of Part 1 to your skills session in order to receive your certification card. The online component of the course is only the first step in obtaining your ACLS.​​

ACLS Provider Card

ACLS Skills Session is a credentialed course. Providers who successfully complete the ACLS course receive a course completion card valid for two years.

ACLS Provider in Alpharetta

ACLS Skills Session Course Estimated Time

Course taught using 1:1 Student to Instructor Ratio ​(Based on 6:1 Student to Instructor Ratio) HeartCode ACLS Accelerated Agenda ‐ Hands‐On Session: Approx. 30 minutes- 1 hour when optional content is excluded​ ​Successful completion is based on achievement of the core learning objectives rather than a prescribed instruction time.

ACLS Skills Session Course Tests

  • Adult BLS skills test
  • ​Megacode

Passing the Megacode Test

At the end of the course, students will participate in a Megacode Testing Station to validate their achievement of the course objectives. A simulated case scenario will evaluate the following:

  • Knowledge of core case material and skills
  • Knowledge of algorithms
  • Arrythmia interpretation
  • Use of the appropriate basic ACLS drug therapy

Who Needs ACLS Provider Certification?

Safeguard CPR’s ACLS Provider classes are for healthcare providers who work in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies. These requirements are driven by state licensing board regulations and detail which particular healthcare agencies or individual healthcare license holders that are required to maintain ACLS Provider certification. This class can also be taken by medical professionals or students in a medical program who are interested in expanding their knowledge.

Individuals that usually require an ACLS Provider certification are: