ACLS class?

  1. Hello, I am a new RN grad and this is my first time posting on here!
    I want to get my Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) licence before I start working but I have been having a hard time finding a place to get it. A lot of places offer the renewal class frequently but almost never offer the initial class.
    I found that Advanced Professional Healthcare Education, LLC offers a lot of them but I've seen other webpages that offer a class and give you a card at the end but when I've read reviews they are scams an cannot actually be used for a job.
    Does anyone have any experience taking a class with them and then using that licence at work? Do you know if this is a scam?
    They say that an American Heart Association certification card is provided but for $185 I want to be really sure

    This is the webpage I was looking at: AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - APHE


    Thank you!
    Last edit by dianah on Nov 7 : Reason: formatting
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   AJJKRN
    It may be in your best interests to wait and see if your new workplace offers ACLS courses because many workplaces do depending how large the facility or organization is.

    I personally would only go through the American Heart Association.
  4. by   Been there,done that
    Your workplace will provide you the opportunity to take ACLS, a good one will pay for it. I held an ACLS for years,
    it was good info... but I used it 3 times in my bedside career.
  5. by   HappyNewRN2017
    Thank you both for your replies. I plan on getting it before I start working.

    I called around to some of the colleges and hospitals that provide the space for the Advanced Professional Healthcare Education, LLC (APHE) classes and they said that they are American Heart Association certified. It seems legit to me.

    If anyone has any first hand experience taking one of the classes from them or has experience with them I'd love to hear about your experience.
  6. by   Ackeem
    I'm pretty much in the same boat, I found a AHA guy that is willing to do it for $150 this friday, I need this to start my new job in 3 weeks.
  7. by   HappyNewRN2017
    Wow, good luck with the ACLS and the new job! What have you been using to study? I bought the ECG Incredibly Easy book on Amazon but I haven't gotten it yet.
  8. by   Ackeem
    Quote from HappyNewRN2017
    Wow, good luck with the ACLS and the new job! What have you been using to study? I bought the ECG Incredibly Easy book on Amazon but I haven't gotten it yet.
    He didn't recommend any book, he just said to show up to the class.
  9. by   chare
    Everything that you need to oass ACLS is in the provider manual. Read it prior to class, and pay attention in class and you shouldn't have any trouble.

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