American Heart Classes provides ACLS update and recertification courses that have been approved by the American Heart Association in Los Angeles. As of May 2015, the company holds regular classes in the Mission Hills area of the San Fernando Valley.
American Heart Classes offers ACLS certificates valid for two years as per AHA guidelines. The company advises that it releases certificates for its ACLS recertification course on the same day students arrive to take the course. The AHA states that renewal courses for ACLS certification should take between five and six hours for a class of six students, including skills testing and practice scenarios.
In addition to course certification, the company also provides its students with continuing education certificates and credits toward additional coursework such as PALS training or ventilator and pulmonary education. As of May 2015, the cost of an ACLS recertification course from American Heart Classes is $140.
The American Heart Association doesn't control the price of the courses it administers, but it does provide suggested pricing to its authorized distributors. The organization typically updates its ACLS instructor manual within the two-year time period that certification remains valid for. As of May 2015, the most recent version was updated in October 2013.