AHA BLS Course



The AHA 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.

In the Instructor-led course, 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.


  • Updated science and education from the new 2020 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC
  • Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency
  • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity
  • Video-based course with real-world scenarios

Additional Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Course Objectives 
Upon completion of AHA BLS training, the student will be familiar with:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The AHA Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device and/or a Bag-Valve-Mask
  • 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

Requirements- None

Written Exam
Final exam minimum passing score is 84%.

Bi-annual refresher training is required which consists of an AHA BLS Refresher Course which must be taken prior to the expiration date on the student’s course completion AHA eCard.


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