What is the difference between your ACLS initial certification and recertification courses?
ACLS initial certification versus recertification:
Both courses offer the same content, but there are some important differences:
In the ProACLS initial certification course:
- The course is about 6 hours long (including the video training, scenarios, and test).
- Students must watch all of the videos before moving to the scenarios and test.
- Approved for 8.0 CME, 8.0 ACPE, 8.0 ADA, and 8.0 ANCC credits.
Whereas in the ProACLS recertification course:
- Students may skip the video training, so the course can be shorter in length depending on the student’s pace.
- The scenarios and test are still required for completion, and are roughly 2 hours long.
- Approved for 4.0 CME 4.0 ACPE, 4.0 ADA and 4.0 ANCC credits.
Need to add a hands-on component? Both the initial certification and recertification courses are offered as a 100% online course or as a Blended (online + hands-on) course. Learn more about our SUMO (single-use manikin option) here or find an instructor near you here to add a hands-on skill evaluation to your certification.