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Basic Life Support Provider (BLS)

The Clinical Training Center at Boston Medical Center

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basic life support provider certificate

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support course teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both prehospital and in-facility environments, with a focus on High-Quality CPR and team dynamics.

BLS Certification / Recertification

Combines the flexibility of online training within person skills practice and testing.

Step 1 - Student completes the HeartCode® BLS online program:

Through a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches students BLS knowledge and skills. (Time to complete varies~ 1-2 hours)

Step 2 - The student completes a hands on skills session with an instructor to complete their certification. (About 60-90 minutes)

Once both steps are completed, you will receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support electronic certification card that is valid for 2 years.

Schedule and registration for a BLS class:

Once you register for class - you will receive an email with a link and log in instructions for the online portion, as well as instructions on how to find our classroom.

A note regarding recertification:

The American Heart Association no longer offers a separate BLS recertification class - Evidence has shown that the more time that a student spends in manikin practice, the better the outcome when performing CPR under clinical conditions.

Rescheduling or canceling a class that you have registered for: