What’s the difference between AHA ACLS HICE and AHA ACLS HeartCode Gold? The classes have roughly the same online content and feature the exact same in-person skills session included in the price. HeartCode Gold (more expensive) provides two years of free access to the online eBook. Both courses yield the same 2-year certification eCard after completing the skills session.
Note that the 2020 AHA Resuscitation Education Guidelines make official AHA online hybrid courses completely equal to an "all in-person class." AHA online hybrid courses provide the exact same official AHA certification eCard as traditional "all in-person classes." If you were told you need an "in-person" course, AHA's online hybrid courses meet your requirement since they include a hands-on skills session.