American Heart Association BLS Provider


The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. This course is for EMTs, nurses, physicians, and other healthcare professionals. In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also must complete a written exam.

After successful completion of this course you will receive a American Heart Association BLS Provider card.

Course Length: 4 Hours

Cost: $65.00

Course Content

  • Practice in High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Review the AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Perform effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Understand Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

Note: There is currently no refresher course offered by the American Heart Association and all providers must take the full course.

Friends & Family CPR

Life function check demonstration

This course teaches the lifesaving skills of Adult, Child and Infant CPR and AED use.  This allows participants to have hands on practice lead by skilled American Heart Association Instructors.

Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR to keep their family and friends safe but do not need a course completion card for their job.

This course is highly recommended for new or expecting parents and other family members and caregivers of infants.

Cost: $20.00.

Schedule: This course is held the 3rd Wednesday and last Saturday of every month.

*Note: There is no certification/test included in this course.*

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CPR & AED for the Community and Workplace

private and offsite classes

This course is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to give basic life support care in the community or workplace.  The class covers adult, child and infant modules as well as use of public access defibrillators.

A two year certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) is issued upon successful completion.

Cost: $60.00 (Includes CPR mask and book)

Schedule: This course is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Class begins at 6:00 pm.

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CPR & First Aid Combo

first aidThis course provides a discount for groups or individuals who need certification in both CPR and First Aid. This is either a full day or dual evening course.

Cost: $100 ($20 savings)

Schedule: First aid is offered the first Wednesday of each month and CPR is offered the second Wednesday of each month, both at 6:00 pm.

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