Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

(ACLS) Skills Session

RGV CPR offers the ACLS skills session which is the final, hands-on part of the American Heart Association HeartCode® ACLS course. Here's how it works:

  1. Purchase and complete the AHA HeartCode® ACLS online course .

  2. Once you have successfully completed your HeartCode® ACLS online course, email us a PDF of your online completion certificate and register for a skills session (below). Skills sessions must be scheduled no more than 60 days from completion date printed on the online completion certificate.

  3. Attend your skills session (the hands-on part of the course).


What to Expect at Your Skills Session Appointment

  • You will be asked to present your HeartCode® ACLS certificate of completion.

  • You will practice the following skills for adult BLS: Chest compressions, pocket-mask ventilations, bag-mask ventilations, and AED use.

  • Practice the skills in sequence as a single rescuer and then as part of a 2-rescuer team.

  • You will be tested on your Adult BLS skills.

  • Airway management skills practice: Instructor will demonstrate oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway insertion. You will then have an opportunity to practice these skills and then be tested on them.

  • Megacode practice and test as a team leader.

  • Recieve your AHA ACLS certification card valid for 2 years.


HeartCode® ACLS Certificate Verification

We must be able to verify your online completion certificate in order for you to be able to move on to the skills session. We use the following websites to verify certificate authenticity:



If you did not purchase the ACLS online portion of the course directly from the AHA, you will neet to verify your certificate number at the above sites before scheduling your skills session with us. Some hospitals that offer the HeartCode® ACLS online course use certificate numbers that we can not verify.


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Hands- On Portion of the American Heart Association HeartCode® ACLS Online Course
ACLS Skills Session
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Office Hours By Appointment Only

2111 West Sprague Street,

Suite 1

Edinburg, TX 78539

Owner/Lead Instructor: Marisol Escamilla, RN

Licensed Training Provider

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