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Welcome to the Simulation Center

The Simulation Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. We are purposed with “Advancing Excellence in Cancer Care” through the use of simulation based training, assessment, and evaluation. We aim to be the bridge to improved patient safety and quality outcomes. (more)

2016 ACLS & PALS Full Certification and ACLS & PALS Recertification Courses

Did you complete you pretest?  Did you score at least 70%?

Please be advised the new ACLS & PALS course guidelines require you to have the printout of your pretest results in-hand when you arrive at the course.  You must score a minimum of 70% on this exam.

Do not wait until the day before the course to complete the pretest.  It is best to access the pretest at least 72 hours in advance of the class. You may need to contact AHA’s Technical Support to resolve issues with accessing the exam.  AHA Technical Support is only open during normal business hours.  Contacting support can involve long wait times.

The pretest can be taken more than once.  If you do not achieve the required score, the best course of action is to study and retake the exam.   Because the program allows for multiple test attempts, the pretest results are not saved.  You must be able to print your results.

If you come to class without the pretest, we will be unable to admit you to the course.  



Click Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers - Online Module (Key Code Only)

Attention ACLS, PALS, and PEARS Participants

Need a BLS Card too?
You will need to order the key code at least two (2) business days prior to class.  Complete the didactic review and bring the certificate of completion to the first day of class.  Check-offs will only be done on the first day of class. 

How Do I Get A Copy of My AHA Card

If you obtained your certification within the last two years at the Simulation Center, chances are you were issued an eCard.  Once you retrieve your eCard, you have access to the AHA website to reprint the card yourself.  

What you Need:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address (the one you gave when you attended class)

The email address does not need to be active.  The address is one of three items required to search for your certifications.  The page lists only active certifications.  Any certification obtained greater than 2 years ago will not appear.  

Visit My AHA Card