The cost of ACLS certification varies based on which organization is offering the course. Web-based courses tend to be less expensive, and cost around $175 to $300. Classroom training courses are usually more expensive, unless they’re offered by your place of employment.
It’s worthwhile to weigh the pros and cons of both web-based and local classroom certification courses to make sure you choose the one that is right for you. Some people would rather have interpersonal interaction when learning new techniques, whereas others have a busy schedule that prevents them from taking to time to travel to a training center. There are economical options available for both initial certification and renewals, but it’s important to shop around and ask coworkers and employers so that you can find the best price and program for your needs.
Are there any hidden or extra costs?
Some classroom-based certification courses do not include a hands-on practical training component. To receive hands-on training, an ACLS instructor may charge somewhere between $50 and $150. Local community colleges often require trainees to take pre-requisite courses in order to take the ACLS exam, and additional supplementary classes. This could add around $100-$500 onto your overall costs depending on the institution. Materials such as textbooks, training CDs, and skills tests can also be ordered for an additional $20 to $50. Expedited shipping for your ACLS provider card also requires an additional fee.
Online recertification and initial certification programs offer you a provider card instantly to use until your physical card arrives in the mail. This allows you to prove your certification or renewal right away to your current or potential employer.
Are there ways to save money?