Advanced Cardiac Life Support

As per PGME's ACLS Policy, with the exception of pediatric residents, Heart and Stroke certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required before beginning residency.

If you are currently certified in ACLS (dated within 2 years), please forward a copy of your certification card to

For incoming learners without certification, for a fee, Eastern Health offers an ACLS course for new residents. It is a 2-day blended learning course, the didactic is completed prior to attending the in-person portion. The Day 2 is offered on two dates; either June 20, or on June 21.

Once finalized, all information, including the registration form, will be posted below. 

Note, registration will be limited and will therefore be on a "first come, first serve" basis; we strongly encourage all learners to obtain certification in advance if it is offered by your home medical school.  

ACLS Registration Update:

For those who will not have current ACLS certification for July 1 (dated within two years), Eastern Health will be offering a training course as follows:

Day 1: Online Modules

  • Self-directed online module and written exam to be completed by June 15

  Day 2: In-Person Practical

  • To be completed in St. John’s on either June 20 or June 21 
  • Advance registration required; registration details will be provided by the ACLS Coordinator
  • Cost: $350.00 - includes ebook and online key PAID BY May 26, 2023

To participate in this course, please send an email to Your name and email address will be forwarded to the ACLS Coordinator and she will contact you regarding payment, and course registration.