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Healthcare Provider AHA-certified BLS Course

The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Classroom Course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

Who should take this class?

This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

  • Key changes in basic life support, reflecting the new science from the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical concepts of high-quality CPR
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival
  • 1-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • 2-Rescuer CPR and AED for adult, child and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child and infant
  • Relief of choking for adult, child and infant
  • CPR with an advanced airway*

* This is an introduction to the compression/ventilation rate and ratio for a patient who has an advanced airway in place. For more information on advanced airways, please refer to the Airway Management Course.

  • Video based course ensures consistency
  • Instructor led, hands on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Student manual comes with new Pocket Reference Card, designed to provide quick emergency information to the rescuer at any time.
  • Updated Science based content

American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card* is valid for two years.

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

  • 15-1010 BLS Basic Life Support Student Manual (includes 3 panel BLS Reference Card)
  • 15-3102 BLS Basic Life Support Student eBook

BLS Course Dates

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Which CPR course do I need?

Healthcare BLS- this is for anyone working in a clinical setting, including hospital volunteers).

Heartsaver CPR & First Aid- this is for everyone else (teachers, personal trainer, counselors, life guard, police, etc).  You will have the option to take just CPR or just First Aid.

Heartsaver Pediatric CPR & First Aid- this is for anyone working with infants or young child (day care center, school bus driver, etc).

In-Class vs Online Course

CPR Hero offers AHA online courses with in-classroom skills check.   You can complete the online portion at your own pace while come in for a quick skills test. The cost is slightly higher compared to in-person class.  To purchase the online option, select “Skill Evaluation for Online AHA Course” and you will select a date to come in for skills testing.  If you have not purchased the online portion from AHA’s website, you can do so by adding textbook to purchase (same price as AHA’s website).

Same Day CPR Card

Any issues, guaranteed next business day

Every single day about 700 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest in out of hospital setting.  A 3 hour class can make a lifetime of a difference.

What if we can help?  What if we can do something about that?

Would you help if you can learn to make a difference? 

Our Mission

The BLS UNIVERSITY PROGRAM ON CAMPUS (Basic Life Support Chapter & Pre-Health Organization for Undergraduate Students) was created to empower undergraduates with the knowledge of medical science, the skills to teach and do public speaking, and the opportunity to gain leadership skills along with volunteer hours.

This unique opportunity allows students to train healthcare professionals and lay rescuers how to save lives and to advocate for healthier lifestyles. As a result, many have built lasting relationships with their co-instructors and students, gone on to challenge themselves, and most importantly expand their perspective on healthcare to include the promotion of teaching, influencing, and empowering others. Upon joining our program, we hope that you will become the leader at your institution and in your community.

OUR Values

  • Have Fun – We like having fun.  In fact, what’s the point of living if you cannot have fun.  So in all we do, let’s try to have some fun =).
  • Empower Others – Gandi says “Be the change you want to see”.  As a leader and as a teacher, your power to influence others is incredible.  With great power comes great responsibility, so empower others.
  • Reach For the Stars – Don’t settle.  The best investment you can make is on yourself; and the best way to grow is to challenge yourself.   So go for it, set goals, and reach for the stars.
  • Ownership – What you put in is what you get out of…. well, life in general.  In this world, there’s going to be a lot of issues, a lot of problems, a lot of should’ve/would’ve, so instead of saying “someone” should do something about it– own it.  What are YOU going to do to make a difference?

Our Goal

For students, lay rescuers & loved ones, & future healthcare professionals-on-campus to learn how to do CPR and be able to use the learned skills when acute medical emergencies or instances of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) arise.

Why get involved?

Unique & Different Volunteer Experience

We hope that if you will be involved with any program, it will be worthwhile for your time.  Teaching CPR is one of many ways you can make a difference by volunteering your time to do something a bit different than the typical hospital volunteer experience.

What will you do?

  • Teach & lead American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers and Heartsaver CPR AED & First Aid classes at your college.
  • Meet with each other (instructors) at least once a month to practice teaching each other and grow your knowledge in emergency medicine.
  • Attend on-going continual education classes to become a better public speaker, a better educator, and a better leader (it’s all free to our instructors).
  • Run and help your local school chapter board (should you decide you want to take on leadership role) and participate in a monthly conference call with global directors to get all the resources and help needed to run your role

What empowerment comes from being a BLS Instructor?

  • American Heart Association Instructor Certification
  • Experience being an AHA instructor teaching BLS CPR
  • Public speaking
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Self-Confidence
  • A great conversation and interview starter
  • Making a difference


The BLS program is how we are able to make an impact little by little, day by day, right now.   It is one of the ways you can volunteer your time and gain valuable leadership experiences while growing personal skills.  It is an opportunity to be able to be part of something bigger and own part of the result.  This experience is something you will take with you for the rest of your life, whether it be at a graduate school interview, sharing it with your friends or when you do a reunion with your co-instructors.

If you are interested, read below to see if you meet the requirement to become a CPR Hero instructor.  We will train you to become American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Instructors and give you the equipment and resources needed to host classes. BLS for Healthcare Providers is an AHA certification required by all healthcare professionals. The class encompasses hands-on training in CPR, the used of an AED, and choking. Many college students require this certification to pursue volunteering, internships or graduate school in healthcare.

Apply Now - BLS Instructor Candidate for your On-Campus BLS Organization with CPR Hero Training Center - No Experience Required