Course Description:

This unique time-saving program is designed to accelerate your learning using relevant pre-course video modules. You will earn an American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support card, good for two years after completion of the pre-course instruction and the one-day hands-on session.

DOCS Education’s ACLS Certification course consists of a pre-course program followed by attendance at a single in-person training day. You will earn 12 CE credit hours and an AHA ACLS card.

When you have a busy schedule, sometimes it's hard to carve out two to three days to attend a program. However, when you enroll in this unique ACLS course that combines pre-course material and in-person instruction, you'll reduce your classroom commitment to only one day.

And best of all, it is simple to add this course to your schedule at one of DOCS Education's seminars.

Get your ACLS card in three easy steps:

Step 1: Watch the pre-course videos and take the quizzes at the end of each short module

Step 2: Take the AHA ACLS Precourse Self-Assessment test

Step 3: Attend the one-day hands-on training with DOCS Education's ACLS faculty



Upon completion of this course, you will meet the following objectives:

  • Successful passing of the final AHA ACLS Provider exam*
  • Emergency response training that is designed for a dental office setting
  • Learn vital medical knowledge and applications to save a patient’s life
  • Create a crisis management plan that uses equipment commonly found in dental offices
  • Receive practical training to handle common emergency scenarios
  • Review the critical skills needed to respond to respiratory failure, airway obstruction, cardiac problems, and anaphylaxis
  • Taught by AHA certified instructors
  • Use high-fidelity patient simulators to get practical experience for real-life emergencies

*Pre-course material assures your competency before attending the hands-on component.  In the unlikely event you do not pass the test, DOCS Education faculty will provide one-on-one remedial training until you are successful.

Who Should Take this Course?
Often required by State Boards for sedation permits, this course will deliver confidence in your ability to handle medical emergencies in your office.  While you may never be called upon to save a patient's life, you'll rest easier knowing that you and your team have an effective emergency plan and all the tools needed to respond to a patient in crisis.

Get Started
Register now to begin your training. We'll provide a checklist, user ID, and password in your confirmation email, so you can get started at a time that is convenient for you.



Jim Bovia
Jim Bovia, EMT


May 15-17, 2020
Atlanta, GA
August 21-23, 2020

How can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education’s full range of courses can satisfy your state’s regulatory requirements, visit This unique online resource is kept up-to-date with the latest in sedation legislation by DOCS Education’s fulltime regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes and locations.

DOCS Education courses carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education is the nation’s premier provider of safe sedation and advanced dentistry education, having trained almost 24,000 dentists. Since 2000, our courses have been accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. We offer extensive CE opportunities, both in-person and online, that meet your needs.

What is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education is an exclusive community of professionals serving at the forefront of dentistry. We offer world-class courses on safe sedation and advanced dentistry, relying on instructors who are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. We also are a supportive network of members who guide one another to be better, more confident, more successful dentists.