BLS Provider Course

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider course certifies professionals in clinical settings to provide lifesaving interventions to victims of cardiac and respiratory arrest.

This course focuses on high quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), team dynamics and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for adults, children, and infants in a medical emergency.

At the conclusion of the course, healthcare professionals are able to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking victims effectively in a safe and timely manner.

Course Pre-requisite


  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers Card (For BLS recertifications only)


Required Course Materials


  • American Heart Association BLS Provider Manual, or
  • AHA eBook BLS Provider Manual, an electronic equivalent of the printed version


The American Heart Association requires all Providers to have a BLS Provider Manual for entry into the course. The BLS Provider Manual may be purchase at checkout and will be provided on the day of the course. Please be aware when ordering eBooks online that access codes are usually emailed 24 hours after order placement.



Proficient demonstration of skills and a score of 84% or higher on the written examination are required for certification. Students that do not achieve either of these will be remediated and allowed an additional attempt to test.




Successful completion of this course results in an American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider certification, which is valid for 2 years from the date of the course.