(2 Year Certification)

Recommended for: MDs, RNs, EMTs, Dentists, Pharmacists, and Medical Personnel

Running Time: 4.5 Hours


Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers& Public Safety

Taking a BLS Class

Get a better BLS product at a better price. Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) uses a scenario-based approach to develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills that drive better patient outcomes. It is consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and covers breathing and cardiac emergencies - including CPR, AED, and obstructed airway - for adult, child, and infant patients. Courses are delivered by our expert instructors, and give you the flexibility to complete part of your training online through our dynamic Simulation Learning experience, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions. This way, you can learn on your schedule - and in the way that suits you best. Regardless of which type of course you choose, you'll receive instruction from world-class professionals, as well as science-based information that includes the latest protocols, so you can deliver care to those in need and help improve patient outcomes.


For BLS providers, when emergencies arise, it's your job to be able to provide care to whomever is in need. That's why Heart Life CPR BLS classes cover best practices for delivering care to infants, children and adults. And because skills can be lost if they're not used regularly, we also offer refresher materials and a printout of some basic BLS steps that can help you stay sharp between calls.

Performing BLS skills correctly in the field can make all the difference to your team and your community. By ensuring scene safety and treatment protocols are being adhered to, you can not only help protect your teams, but deliver the care your community needs – when they need it most.

What You Learn

Heart Life CPR BLS training classes can help you safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. By blending reading and lecture with hands-on experience, our Basic Life Support training allows you to learn new techniques and sharpen your skills so you can deliver care to those in need and help improve patient outcomes. Available for individuals and teams, our BLS courses are modular and flexible – and can help you meet your organization's standards for care.

What We Cover


Designed specifically for healthcare professionals and first-responders, our BLS courses deliver information and skills training on:

  • Rapid Assessment and Visual Survey

  • CPR/AED for Adults, Children and Infants

  • Obstructed Airways

  • Opioid Overdoses

  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication and Teamwork

  • The Emergency Medical Services System

  • Legal Considerations

  • Precautions


Heart Life CPR is a Licensed Training provider for the American Red cross. The Basic Life Support classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. Content in this program is consistent with:

  • The International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015–2018 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations.

  • The 2015–2018 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.


Created with the latest information available, our BLS classes allow you to learn life-saving techniques and can help prepare you for a career in the medical field, as a police officer or firefighter or another career where caring for others is part of the job.


For healthcare professionals of all stripes, basic life support training is a necessity. Since the few moments following a medical crisis are so critical – often meaning the difference between life and death – anyone charged with caring for patients must be prepared in the event of a life-threatening emergency. In the U.S., there’s an American Red Cross-mandated protocol for the immediate treatment of critical events that must be closely followed by anyone licensed to practice medicine in any form. Acquiring American Red Cross BLS certification is the responsibility of all those responsible for treating the public, and with periodic changes being made to the guidelines, timely renewal is also mandatory.

BLS Certification Classes



Heart Life CPR is proud to offer multiple ways of completing industry-leading BLS certification courses fully approved and accredited by the American Red Cross. Based in Eastern Connecticut, we offer on-site courses at multiple locations throughout the tri state area taught by current practitioners in the emergency medical field, as well as blended learning programs that can be partially completed online.

For newly licensed healthcare providers, we offer BLS certification classes rigorously in line with ARC guidelines for immediate, on-site treatment of life-threatening medical emergencies. This includes training in adult, child, and infant CPR; conscious and unconscious choking protocols for all ages; Automated External Defibrillator (AED) operation; the employment of breathing barriers and bag valve masks; two-rescuer CPR instruction; cardiopulmonary emergency protocol; and special resuscitation situations. Upon successful completion of the course, students will achieve ARC BLS certification and be ready to pursue their medical career possessing the skills they need to save lives in an emergency situation.

With the specific needs of our students in mind, we also offer BLS certification classes in two other forms: one designed for those already deeply familiar with the protocols and simply looking to BLS renewal classes and one blended learning program that takes into account the often hectic schedules of medical professionals. In this course, equivalent in rigor to the entirely on-site version, students are given the greater portion of the instruction online. After completing the coursework through distance-learning, students are simply asked to come in to one of our office location for a 30-minute skills test. Once this is completed, students are issued their BLS certification and may begin or continue their medical career in the same way.



With the best resources in the field and a history of excellence, Heart Life CPR represents the very finest in emergency education. Our courses are taught only by acknowledged experts in their fields with real world experience in the on-site treatment of medical emergencies. At their fingertips – and yours – are cutting-edge equipment and educational materials designed to make the learning experience as smooth and effective as possible. In the instruction of CPR, we maintain a one-to-one manikin-to-student ratio to ensure that students are able to practice techniques effectively and at sufficient length. We’re proud to offer the best in life-saving training.


Because we recognize that people learn differently and people who need BLS have super hectic schedules, we deliver BLS classes in a variety of ways. This allows you to stay up to date on the latest techniques your way. You can choose the type of class you want based on your scheduling needs and/or your learning style. We currently offer two types of classes, including:

  • In Person: Led by knowledgeable instructors, our in-person courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. Perfect for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person classes give you ample time to ask questions and become comfortable with the latest techniques.

  • Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.


In Person: Delivered in a traditional classroom setting conveniently located at our office in Downtown Norwich, CT. Our in-person BLS courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. The course culminates with testing, which allows participants to receive a two-year certification.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.


Why Get Certified 

Heart Life CPR makes BLS certification fast, simple and easy. And with Red Cross Digital Certificates you'll get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus the ability to print, share, and download them wherever and whenever you like. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. Class participants and employers can visit and enter the ID found on the digital certificate (or scan the QR code with a standard QR reader using a smart device) to access a copy of the valid certificate with student training information.

AED Renewal & Recertification

BLS Recertification

BLS recertification courses allow you to update your skills, refresh your memory and extend your certification by two years. Designed for those whose credentials are still valid (or within 30 days of expiring), our abbreviated BLS renewal courses make it possible to avoid a lapse in certification so you can stay certified and stay on the job.


How Renewal Works

To renew your BLS certification, you can register for a review course, which is an abbreviated version of the instructor-led course that allows experienced participants to obtain their certification in an expediated format. To be eligible to participate in the review course, you must possess an American Red Cross Basic Life Support certification (current or expired by no more than 30 days)

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