UC Davis employees for whom the training is mandatory.


UC Davis employees that are not required to take ACLS for their job.

Davis I Building, Suite 1200: Every Thursday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (except 6/16, 6/23, and November due to holidays) November dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/23
Broadway Building, Suite 1630: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Davis I Building (PDF) is located next to the Golden 1 Credit Union.
No appointment required for skill session on RQI Cart. Walk-in basis.

Course description

HeartCode® ACLS Online is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses adaptive learning technology to allow learners to acquire and demonstrate Advanced Cardiac Life Support skills using a personalized learning path that adapts in real time to a learner’s performance. The program is designed for healthcare professionals who need Advanced Cardiac Life Support training for their clinical duties.

Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, Cognitive Assessment Activities, illustrations, knowledge checks and interactive activities, this program teaches ACLS knowledge and skills. This method of learning provides training consistency and adaptability to different learning styles. Participants can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each knowledge check and each Cognitive Assessment Activity. HeartCode® 2025 ACLS Online consists of a cognitive portion that is completed online. A separate psychomotor skills assessment using voice assisted manikins with real-time audio and visual feedback is required to earn a valid AHA ACLS Provider eCard.

This course is designed for health-care professionals who direct or manage cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies; personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care, and critical care units; physicians, nurses, and paramedics; and others who need an ACLS course completion card for their job. This course is for renewal and initial ACLS certification.

Course materials and features of the Heartcode Program

This format will allow for more flexibility in staff scheduling and attending skills check sessions with daily availability (Monday - Friday) to complete the hands-on session.

Prior to the course, participants must complete the HeartCode® ACLS online module. The HeartCode® module will be assigned to course participants weekly on Thursday. E-mail from RQI Partners and RQI1Stop ( Please add this e-mail address to your contact list to ensure you receive this message. UC Davis Health personnel will receive their AHA online module on their UC Davis e-mail account per hospital policy.


Staff may also access the online provider manual without a login from the campus network. Staff who are off campus may use VPN or Citrix.

Skills practice and testing

Once the online portion of the HeartCode® course has been completed, participants come to one of the CPPN Cart locations to practice and test their skills by using the voice-assisted-manikin RQI Cart system.
Skills Practice and Testing will take approximately ½ hour to complete.

Course completion
Participants must successfully complete:

  • The online portion.
  • A hands-on skills practice and test session using a voice-assisted manikin.
  • AHA ecard will be immediately issued in user account upon successful completion of the above.


Wear loose, comfortable clothing or scrubs. You will be practicing skills that require working on your hands, bending, standing, and lifting. If you have physical conditions that might prevent you from participating in the course, please notify us prior to the course. The instructor will work to accommodate your needs within the stated course completion requirements.

C.E. contact hours

Upon successful completion of the online course, participants will receive up to 2.0 contact hours from the AHA.


Please select the registration link above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to (916) 734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form. Registration includes online access for the cognitive portion, skills practice and test session with the RQI Cart. Registration deposit/fee is inclusive of the online HeartCode® module and skills check session. This is a flat rate and there is no cost breakdown for individual components of the course.

UC Davis employees

$165 registration fee.

Employees for whom the training is mandatory, may self-register wihout a deposit or fee. Upon completion of the course, the appropriate department will be recharged the course fee. 

Employees for whom the training is not mandatory, must pay the course fee at the time of registration.

Refund policy

Cancellation must be requested prior to accessing the RQI platform to receive a full refund. The deposit or registration fee will be forfeited if the online course was accessed and the skills session is not completed.


Consistent with UC Davis policy, faculty are expected to disclose:

  1. Any significant financial interests or other relationships with manufacturers of commercial products and/or providers of commercial services discussed in their presentations.
  2. Any "off-label" uses for pharmaceutical and medical device products discussed in their presentations.

The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent speakers with significant financial or other relationships from making presentations, but rather to provide listeners with information on which they can make their own judgments. A complete faculty disclosure statement and acknowledgment of commercial support for this program will be included in the syllabus provided at the activity.

The AHA strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at (916) 734-9790.


Broadway Building: Parking is available in lot 25, approximately one block from the Broadway Building on 50th Street next to the MIND Institute. Park with a UC Davis parking permit, or purchase a daily permit for $6 from the kiosk or through the Flowbird Parking app.

Davis 1 Building: Parking is available in parking lots 14, 16, the staff parking structure and parking structure 3 with a UC Davis parking permit. A daily permit is available for purchase for $6 from the kiosks in lots 14 (2nd Ave. & 45th St.) and 16 (2nd Ave. & Stockton Blvd.) or through the Flowbird Parking app.


Jan Shepard, R.N., M.S.N., C.S.S.G.B., C.C.R.N.-k.
Professional Development Specialist