ACLS+BLS Combo Certification Challenge

The American Heart Association’s ACLS & BLS for Healthcare Providers Challenge Tests are an efficient and cost effective way for you to re-certify your ACLS & BLS Provider Certifications.

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  • Same-Day cards*
  • Convenient location in Indianapolis
  • Classes offered days, evenings and weekends for your convenience
  • The tests are open notes and book
  • Knowledgeable & helpful staff
  • High quality and innovative training equipment
  • Complementary email reminders of upcoming expiration
  • Guaranteed satisfaction

Course Overview

Basic Life Support 

BLS is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life threatening emergencies that could occur in their work environment.

 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 

ACLS teaches you clinical interventions for the urgent treatment of cardiac arrest, stroke, cardiac emergencies and other life threatening medical emergencies, as well as the knowledge and skills to deploy those interventions. Only qualified health care providers can provide ACLS, as it requires the ability to manage the patient’s airway, initiate IV access, read and interpret electrocardiograms, and understand emergency pharmacology.

Course Topics


  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts in high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • 2-rescuer CPR and AED for adults, children and infants
  • Differences among adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adults, children and infants
  • Rescue breathing for adults, children and infants • Relief of choking for adults, children and infants • CPR with an advanced airway*


  • Key changes in advanced cardiovascular life support reflected in the 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag valve device, and the use of an AED.
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of post cardiac arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke
  • Effective communication as member and leader of a resuscitation team


How should I prepare for the Challenge Tests?

You are strongly encouraged to review the BLS & ACLS student manuals prior to the Challenge Tests and also take the ACLS self assessment test.  The self assessment test can be accessed through the internet as follows: (enter “acls15” when prompted for access). You can also visit our resource page here.

Can I take the Challenge Tests as initial certifications?

No, you can only take the Challenge Tests to re-certify your current ACLS and BLS certifications.

What is the minimum score to pass the Challenge Tests?

The current BLS Challenge Test has 25 multiple choice questions and the ACLS Challenge Test has 50 multiple choice questions and the minimum passing score is 84% for each test.

Are the Challenge Tests approved by the American Heart Association?

Yes, the AHA approved the Challenge Tests for both BLS & ACLS Providers re-certifying through an approved Training Site as of November 1st, 2017.

Where can I buy BLS & ACLS Student Manuals?

AHA books can be purchased at for your convenience.


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