Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Basic Life Support Certification CoursesThe BLS Certification Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations, provide early use of an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. Most healthcare providers are required to take this course.

In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete basic life support skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam.

New beginners and expired BLS provider card holders will need to take this initial certification.


  • Updated science and education from the new 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
  • Video-based course with real world scenarios