Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Review the chart on the Required Certifications page to determine if ACLS is required for your program.  You must arrive at orientation with proof of valid ACLS certification.  Failure to do so may delay your training program start date.

ACLS Resources

The ACLS course is a two-day course and must be American Heart Association-compliant. Below are two resources provided by UB-affiliated hospitals.  You may access additional resources as long as they are AHA-compliant.

  1. Click on "Nursing Education" on the left-hand menu
  2. Click on the ACLC initial certification class. Click "BOOK"
  3. In the Participant Drop Down, select "Non-ECMC Employee"

Cost: $125 (textbook included). Cash or checks payable to Buffalo CPR and mailed to ECMC, 462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215.

Please note: The physician discount rate does not apply to incoming or current residents and fellows.

ACLS Reimbursement Information

2020 Incoming Residents and Fellows:

ACLS reimbursement will be provided for an initial certification course not to exceed $145.00. Reimbursement will be made for actual course cost if less than $145.00. If you hold current ACLS certification, but it will expire within 30 days of the start of training, you are eligible to take and be reimbursed for a one-day recertification course, not to exceed $85.00.

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Current Residents and Fellows - Certification Expiring in 2020

ACLS reimbursement will be provided to current residents and fellows who hold ACLS certifications that expire in 2020 and is a requirement for your program. View the list here.

Renewal certification will be reimbursed not to exceed $85.00. Provide the updated completion certificate to your training program administrator for upload to MedHub.

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Questions? Please contact:

Sharon M. Sullivan

Director, Operations & Project Management

Office of Graduate Medical Education

955 Main Street, Room 7210, Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 829-6124; Fax: (716) 829-3999