ACLS renewal course after card expired.

  1. Hi folks.

    My ACLS card expires at the end of June, which is this month. I'm registered to take the ACLS renewal course next month, which is a 1-day course in the middle of July. My workplace signed me up for the class. I'm just wondering if I can even still take the ACLS renewal course considering my ACLS card is expired.

    I don't really want to take the 2-day ACLS class, but then again I might have to. I remember going to a 1-day ACLS renewal class 2 years ago, and someone was able to take the class despite their card being expired. I think they give leeway as long as it's in the same month, not sure what happens if it's not in the same month.

    I went to the website of the place I'm taking the class at, and it says the 2-day class is for people who are new to ACLS or who have let their card expire. Anyways, I figure I might post here first and see if anyone has been in similar situation, and what to do. I'm going to that place tomorrow to complete my registration, if they say I can't take the 1-day renewal, then I might have to sign up for the 2-day course instead.

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  3. by   sirI
    Normally, it's up to the Course Director to take those whose cards are expired. You are right in that they allow those with elapsed cards to still take the course and yes, around that 1 month time.

    I would go out on a limb here and say you'll be allowed to take the 1-day course. Just talk to them and good luck.
  4. by   loriangel14
    I just renewed mine and they didn't even ask for the old card or if it had expired. Mine expired 3 months ago.
  5. by   classicdame
    I do not know what AHA requires, but we do not allow people to renew with an expired card.

    For all AHA courses, the card expires on the last day of the month, regardless what day you took the course.
  6. by   wooh
    We used to be given a month leeway, but no longer. They quit giving us the extra time about 2 years ago.
  7. by   Animaniacs
    thanks for all the responses. that's what i figured at best, i remember the instructors telling us that in the future they will be more strict regarding taking the renewal with an expired card, they won't let you take it.