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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Recertification

This 8 hour course is designed as an update & revalidation programme for those who already hold a valid qualification in Advanced Resuscitation or Advanced Cardiac Life Support


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This 1-day ALCS (8 hour) course is designed as an update and revalidation programme for those who already hold a valid qualification in Advanced Resuscitation or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and is best suited to: 

  • health professionals working in an acute environment (e.g. ED, ICU, CCU) or
  • those who have completed an ACLS Full Course within the past 2 years.

Certification from the following providers is acceptable:

  • NZ Resuscitation Council and Australian Resuscitation Council-Accredited Courses
  • American Health Association Affiliates
  • European Resuscitation Council

Certification from other providers will be considered on application.

In order for participants to gain the most benefit, and to achieve the assessment standards of the course, it is essential to complete the pre-course reading and the pre-course tests are completed prior to the course.

You can access pre-course reading material from the following link. An account name and password will be emailed to all confirmed course registrants approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the course date. These details are necessary to gain access to the online information.

The Recertification course commences with an update on any new Resuscitation Science and then goes straight into summative and formative assessments. Each skill station starts with a demonstration of the required standard by the instructor, a short practice/tutorial period followed by assessment.

The mastery style of assessment is the form of assessment predominantly utilised during the course. Through using this style, specific targets are set and participants are required to meet these during the programme. Participants may pass each target on their first attempt, or require several efforts to reach the required standards. 

Registration Closing date is four weeks prior to course commencement date.

Course venue is at the Simulation Centre for Patient Safety, University of Auckland, Bldg 502 Level B, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023

Please note: a minimum of 5 participants is required for the course. In the event of less than 5 participants the course may be deferred or cancelled.