ACLS Certification Expiration Grace Period

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If you are an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified healthcare professional, you may be wondering what the next steps will be once your ACLS certification expires. Rest assured; you have come to the right place to learn more about how to stay ACLS certified. Read on to learn about ACLS certification expiration and whether there is a grace period.

If you are an Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified healthcare professional, you may be wondering what the next steps will be once your ACLS certification expires.

Once you have successfully completed your ACLS course, you will obtain a course completion card that is valid for exactly two years from the date of certification. These two years are considered the “grace period,” and during this time you may take an ACLS renewal course in order to continuously remain ACLS certified. Once you successfully complete the renewal course, your ACLS certification will then be valid for exactly two years from that certification date.

If your ACLS certification has already expired, one important point to note is that the time since expiration does not factor into whether you can become recertified. Regardless of whether it has been 1 month or 1 year since your card has been expired, you will be able to obtain renewal. However, if it has been a while since your ACLS certification has expired, you may want to brush up on your cardiac care knowledge prior to retaking the ACLS course.

Recertification is a crucial step that all currently or previously certified ACLS providers should take. By renewing your ACLS certification, you will stay up to date on the newest advancements in critical cardiac care and be better equipped to save lives.

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Navin Ramchandani, MD
About the author

Dr. Navin Ramchandani is a Medical Doctor, Diagnostician and Owner of R&R Medical Centre in Barbados. He is also an Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) International instructor with the Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG), and a Pediatric BASIC (Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care) international instructor. His passion is diagnosing and treating/helping people with complicated health issues to improve their overall health and quality of life.

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