Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

Incoming PGY1 residents are required to have a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification prior to beginning their residency on July 1st. The cost of the course registration fee will be reimbursed or provided free of charge to residents who have not previously taken the course (ACLS certification is valid for 2 years).  Residents who require recertification are responsible for the cost of the course and this must be completed prior to beginning your training on July 1st.

Already Certified - Please send us a copy of your certification to:



Registration, Postgraduate Medical Education Office
70 Barrie Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6




Require Certification - The Postgraduate Medical Education office will cover the cost of your course registration fee upon successful completion and up to $400. The cost of the course manual or other course materials are the residents’ responsibility and will not be reimbursed. If you participant in the courses offered at the Queen’s Clinical Simulation Centre or Lakeridge Health you will only be charged for the course manual not the course registration fee, please note there are limited spots available at these sites. If you attend an ACLS course elsewhere you will be required to pay the registration fee and manual up front. Instructions for reimbursement are below:

  • The PGME office will only reimburse up to $400 for course registration fees and only for courses taken between March 1st to July 1st, 2017.
  • Provide the PGME office with a copy of your ACLS certificate as proof of successful completion of the course (
  • Send the original or electronic receipt along with the completed form to Darlene Davis at
  • Deadline to apply for reimbursement is June 29th, 2017

Here is a list of possible ACLS Course providers to choose from:

Queen’s University Clinical Simulation Centre in Kingston, course date is June 28th and 29th.
Course registration is full to capacity. To be added to a wait list please email 

Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, course date is June 15th and 16th.
To register please email Brandi McLaughlin at

Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, various course dates:

Michener Institute in Toronto, various course dates:

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Find a Course website:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, various course dates:  Course Schedule and Registration Form

If you have any questions please contact the PGME Office at