BLS for Healthcare Provider courses are designed for healthcare providers and students studying in a healthcare field.

Not sure if you need a BLS course? You can check my handy guide to see what course you need

Courses cover One and Two rescuer CPR on Adults, Children, and Infants, use of the AED, using barrier devices, additional airway adjuncts, team dynamics, high-performance team BLS, and choking. All BLS courses include a written and practical exam.

BLS Provider is the classroom course. This is offered as full 4.5-hour class or an accelerated 3.5-hour course for providers who are renewing their certification.

BLS Provider Renewal is a shorter (3-hour) classroom course for those renewing their certification. This is a fast-paced class.

Heartcode BLS is the online course with a shorter skills session class. It is a 3-part course; Part 1 is taken online and includes the written exam. After successful completion of the online course, participants bring their course completion certificate to the skills session for Part 2 – Skills Practice and Part 3 – Skills Test. The skills session will review and test participants on their BLS skills.

The AHA is no longer allowing Challenge courses.

All BLS course dates and registration links can now be found in my Course Catalog.


AHA BLS Provider classroom course
This is the full 4.5-hour classroom BLS course for new or expired providers. Course cover 1 and 2-person Adult, Child & Infant CPR AED, how to relieve choking, CPR with an advanced airway in place, Team Dynamics, High-Performance Team BLS, and use of the Bag Mask Valve. Course charge for the 4.5-hour course includes the textbook BLS for Healthcare Providers which is handed out at the start of the class. Participants can also choose to receive an ebook or have a book mailed to them in advance. Books can be mailed out in advance by registering a minimum of 10 days in advance of the class and with pre-payment of the course and mailing fee.

All BLS course dates and registration links can now be found in my Course Catalog.




AHA BLS Provider Renewal classroom course
These are the accelerated 3-hour classroom BLS courses for renewing providers. Courses cover 1 and 2-person Adult, Child & Infant CPR AED, how to relieve choking, CPR with an advanced airway in place, Team Dynamics, High-Performance Team BLS, and use of the Bag Mask Valve. Course charge options for the 3-hour course include receiving a textbook or not. All participants must have the current textbook BLS for Healthcare Providers. If you register without a book, and show up without a book, you will receive, and be charged for, a book. There are paper and ebook options. Books can be mailed out in advance by registering a minimum of 10 days in advance of the class and with pre-payment of the course and mailing fee. To have a book mailed please visit my Books and Course Materials Page.

All BLS course dates and registration links can now be found in my Course Catalog.



AHA Heartcode BLS Course and Skills Session
This is a 3-part blended course. Participants complete Part 1 online, which includes the written exam. Part 2 – skills practice and part 3 – skills testing are covered in the 1.5-hour skills session to practice, learn and test on the hands-on skills. Participants must print off and present their course completion certificate to attend the skills session. The part 1 online course can take between 1-3 hours to complete depending upon the course. For more information on the Heartcode BLS course please visit www.coastalcpr.com/online.html.

Course charges include all 3 parts; part 1 online, and parts 2 & 3 skills session. Participants who have purchased the online course on their own can register for just the skills session charge.

All BLS course dates and registration links can now be found in my Course Catalog.


Official statement on course charges & fees:

Please note that all course charges and fees cover the course supplies which include, but are not limited to books, mannequin lungs, barrier sheets, training valves, gauze, gloves, first aid supplies, cleaning supplies, books and/or handouts and the cost of certification cards; as well as payment to the instructor, rent and utilities. These charges and fees to do not represent income to the American Heart Association, American Safety & Health Institute, American Red Cross, Emergency University or other organizations whose programs I may offer. These organizations are compensated through my purchase of their training materials, books & cards.

The official disclaimer from the American Heart Association:

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.