Fellows on the urgent care recertification programme and registrars, complete:

  • every three years, an 8-hour, assessed, resuscitation course such as the NZRC CORE advanced course, and
  • in the intervening years, a 4-hour refresher course such as the NZRC CORE skills course.

Alternatives exist. Minimum course requirements are listed here. The CORE immediate does NOT meet RNZCUC requirements.  A registrar or Fellow may choose any ACLS so long as they are NZRC accredited and meet the minimum requirements.

An ACLS instructor who is actively teaching courses is exempt the refresher requirement (but should record this on ePortfolio). They are required to complete the examined CORE course once every three years.