Center for Simulation and Integrated Healthcare Education

Welcome to ACLS and BLS Training

The Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) offers the American Heart Association's (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) courses in a convenient, self-paced and timesaving format at our Center for Simulation and Integrated Healthcare Education (CSIHE). All required coursework can be completed in approximately half the time required for a traditional, classroom-based course.

Utilizing the American Heart Association's HeartCode products, participants can access the Part 1 cognitive online portion of HeartCode BLS or ACLS from any location where internet access is available (home, work etc.). After completing the course’s on-line educational components, learners can schedule an appointment at the CSIHE facility in downtown Akron to complete the Part 2 skills test component of the course. The skills component can be completed in as little as 45 minutes.

 How does the process work? 

1. Register below to take the interactive course and receive an online certificate upon successful completion of the Part     1 cognitive online portion. 2. Call CSIHE at 330-572-1682 and schedule your Part 2 Skills Test.  Bring your Part 1 certificate to the ABIA skills center with you. 3. Receive and official American Heart Association wallet card, directly from an American Heart Association instructor.                                                                


For questions or to schedule the Part 2 Skills Test, please contact Barbara Cuckler at 330-572-1682 or


ABIA is a unique collaboration of:
Akron Children's Hospital Summa Health System John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Akron General Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) The University of Akron FirstEnergy

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