Basic Life Support

The AHA’s BLS Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

Skills Enforced:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multirescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants

American Heart Association™ BLS Courses:


*Courses materials must be purchased separately

American Red Cross™ BLS Courses:

        • BLS Initial Instructor Lead (1 day Course)- 4 Hours CME +Skills Verification ($60)*
        • BLS Renewal Instr. Lead (4 Hour Course)- 4 Hours CME + Skills Verification ($50)*
        • BLS Blended Learning (1 day Course)- 4 Hour CME + Skills Verification ($50)*
        • BLS Challenge Course- (Pass/Fail Course)- NON CME +Skills Verification + Final Exam- One Attempt Only ($50)

*ARC Courses come with materials

American Safety & Health Institute™ BLS Courses:

        • BLS Initial Instructor Lead (1 day Course)- 4 Hours CME +Skills Verification ($60)*
        • BLS Blended Learning (1 day Course)- 4 Hour CME + Skills Verification ($50)*
        • BLS Challenge Course- (Pass/Fail Course)- NON CME +Skills Verification + Final Exam- One Attempt Only ($50)

*ASHI Courses come with Ebook materials

*Course Materials:

  • 2015 AHA ACLS Provider Manual ($50)
  • 2015 AHA BLS Provider Manual ($20)
  • 2015 AHA Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) ($40)
  • 2015 AHA PALS Provider Manual ($60)
  • 2015 AHA Heart Saver Manual (N/A)
  • Stop the Bleed Materials Provided at Course*
  • Tourniquets Sold Separately (Avg. Cost $15)
  • Trauma Sheers Sold Separately (Avg. Cost $10)
  • Leatherman Raptor Trauma Sheers (Avg. Cost $70) w/ Molle Holder

*All AHA E-Books MUST BE purchased through American Heart Association™ website.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.