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Life Support Classes

We are certified by the American Heart Association for these courses:

Advanced Hazmat Life Support

Advanced Hazmat Life Support is sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Upstate New York Poison Center, SUNY Upstate Medical University. This course is co-sponsored by the Arizona Emergency Medicine Center and the American Academy of Toxicology.


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How long is my ACLS or PALS card good for?

ACLS & PALS Provider cards are valid for two years.

How do I know If I should take a Provider or Refresher Course?

Anyone who has never taken an ACLS or PALS course would be required to take the two-day Provider course. If you have taken a provider course but your card is more than two months past the expiration date, you would be required to take the two-day course. If your ACLS or PALS card is current, you should take a refresher class prior to the recommended renewal date as indicated on your card.

Who will teach the classes?

American Heart Association (AHA) certified ACLS & PALS Instructors, who are experienced emergency or critical care clinicians, RNs, PAs, and other health care professionals.

Where are the classes held?

ACLS and PALS classes are held at Upstate's EM-STAT Center located at 550 East Genesee Street. Syracuse, New York. Conveniently located to downtown and University Hospital.

I completed a class- How do I access my American Heart Association eCard?

Once you have claimed your eCard, you may access your card at anytime through the American Heart Association website using this link: