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  1. You must have an Active BLS certificate from the Heart and Stroke in order to take the ACLS
    Certification and Re-Certification program.  No other BLS provider certification is acceptable to the Heart and Stroke .
  2. Prior to attending the ACLS course all participants must register through the Heart and Stroke Portal site by entering your course identifier  
    The course identifier number will be sent to you via your course confirmation letter from us or you can find it on the Heart Stroke portal.
  3. You must complete the on-line Pre-Course Assessment. Once completed, PRINT the document and bring with you to the course for verification. Hit DETAILS link.
  4. You must LOGIN and register with your existing account to obtain course details OR you will need to CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT as indicated.
  5. Purchase the manual from Heart and Stroke on line Heart Shop.
    Advanced Life Support Provider Courses build on the skills of BLS training and are tailored for individuals working in healthcare who have a duty to respond to adult or pediatric cardiorespiratory and cardiovascular emergencies. Participants should have experience, or responsibility to manage these types of patient populations before taking an ACLS course. ACLS Provider Courses provide training in:
    •  Cardiac rhythm interpretation.
    •  Indications for and use of airway management adjuncts.
    •  Cardioversion and defibrillation techniques.                                  
    •  Intravenous therapy.
    •  Pharmacotherapy.
    •  Early management of special resuscitation situations

If you need to review ECG's, SimSinai Centre recommends "Rapid EKG Interpretation" by Dale Dubin, MD. It is available for purchase at the University of Toronto Bookstore, or online at
Basic ECG Interpretation:

More ECG-Interpretation LINK ?

Code blue: What to do?
This course is NOT well suited for new graduates of any healthcare program. Working experience in a relative area of expertise is recommended for successful completion of the course. Passing this course is not guaranteed. There is no registration refund for unsuccessful candidates.

Getting the Manual!
The "2020 Heart and Stroke Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Provider Manual” is available for purchase from the Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart Shop.
The book is a mandatory requirement for the ACLS Certification and Re-Certification programs.
Please come to the course well prepared to ensure the best learning experience possible!
 The Heart & Stroke will be issues "e-cards" for providers who successfully complete all components of the ACLS program. If you require a physical card, you must contact and request it from Heart and Stroke and there is a fee. The ACLS provider card will be available on the Portal with 3-4 weeks after the course.

Registered nurses or nurse practitioners may qualify for reimbursement of the course fee upon successful completion of the course. You may apply through the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) and you do not need to be a member of RNAO to apply.. Please note this process does not include other SimSinai Centre training as it is a government-funded program. To register and apply visit the Nursing Education Initiative Grant Program site: