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(ACLS-EP) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers

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To obtain your ACLS certificate, the Heart & Stroke Foundation requires a valid Heart & Stroke BLS course completion card taken within the past 12 months. If you do not have a current Heart & Stroke BLS card, please register for our combination courses (BLS+ACLS) where you can obtain your BLS certification on the same day as your ACLS course.


Saturday or Sunday courses »

Location for Saturday and Sunday courses:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Bayview Campus
E Wing, 3rd Floor, Room # TBA

Course Time
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

2019 ACLS-EP Schedule

  • January 12
  • February 10
  • March 16
  • April 14
  • May 4
  • June 9
  • July 13
  • August 17
  • September 15
  • October 27
  • November 2
  • December 15

Course fees:

  • Resident, RN, PA, Paramedic: $320
  • MD / Dentist: $490

*Please add $120 to above course fee for the latest edition of the ACLS EP Manual with the 2015 Guidelines which will be mailed directly to your mailing address upon receipt of your payment.

Please note to be successful, you must review the manual prior to the course.

Course Overview and Design

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support for Experienced Providers (ACLS-EP) is a NEW 1-day ACLS renewal program designed primarily for seasoned healthcare providers who manage complex cardiovascular, respiratory, and other emergencies and need to renew their ACLS course completion requirements.

The ACLS-EP Course emphasizes a systematic approach to patient care, critical thinking skills and critical decision-making skills. Through didactic instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners will enhance their skills in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary prearrest, arrest, and postarrest patients.

Topics include: hypothermia, anaphylaxis, myocardial infarction, asthma, toxicology, metabolic disorders, drowning, stroke, electrical injury, and obstetrical arrest.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for seasoned ACLS providers with experience and comfort managing patients in cardiac arrest and in resuscitation scenarios. Physicians, paramedics, and emergency department or critical care nurses are encouraged to attend.

ACLS-EP Course Prerequisites

  1. Must have a current Heart & Stroke Foundation BLS course completion card - taken within the past 12 months
    We offer BLS+ACLS combo courses. If you do not have a valid Heart & Stroke BLS, please register for BLS. You must take the online BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge prior to attending the course.
    Visit the Heart & Stroke for more information
  2. A current Heart & Stroke ACLS course completion card (taken within the last 24-30 months and current to the most recent Guidelines)
  3. All ACLS EP students must successfully complete the online ACLS EP entrance exam with a minimum score of 84%, and provide a copy of the exam results to the Course coordinator at the beginning of the course.

Course Completion Card

  • Course completion card is issued by Heart & Stroke Foundation
  • Completion card expires two years from date of issue
  • Completion card is accessible by logging onto your student account on Heart & Stroke portal

CME Credits

MAINPRO Credits (CFPC)
Eligible for 0.5 Mainpro-C credits per hour of participation. A copy of your certification card needs to be submitted. For more details, visit the College of Family Physicians of Canada Mainpro website.

MAINPORT Credits (RCPSC)
Eligible for credit under Section 2 (Self-Learning Activities) “Traineeship”. Enter the number of hours you participated in the course (these will be doubled in your credits). For more details, visit the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Mainport: website.


Contact us:

Sandhya D'Souza, ALS Program Manager
Email: als.educators@sunnybrook.ca
Phone: 416-480-4943
Fax: 416-480-5325

ALS Program Office

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
H-wing, 2nd floor, Room H-265
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4N 3M5