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American Heart Association Classes

Basic Life Support: BLS

Instructor Lead Course

Academy for Professional Development

American Heart Association: Basic Life Support (BLS)


AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider CPR Class

Pricing: The BLS Course is $60 and an additional $15 for the American Heart Association BLS book if needed.

Order Book Here: AHA BLS Manual

 Additional information for the American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers CPR Class can be found by visiting

AFPD provides classroom certification in Modesto, California or can provide mobile training teams to all of the Central Valley, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us for individual or group training needs. 209-300-7822

The BLS for Healthcare Providers course is designed to provide a wide variety of certified or non certified, licensed or non licensed, healthcare professionals with the skills to keep people alive until they can be brought to a hospital or be treated with more advanced lifesaving measures. The BLS course teaches professional Adult, Child, and Infant CPR focusing on two person CPR, choking, the use of BVM’s, and AED’s.


The BLS course covers:

  • adult and pediatric CPR

  • two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask

  • foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious)

  • automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update)

  • special resuscitation situations

  • other cardiopulmonary emergencies

  • stroke and cardiac arrest


BLS training is intended for certified or non certified,

licensed or non licensed, healthcare professionals, including:

  • physicians

  • nurses

  • paramedics

  • emergency medical technicians

  • respiratory, physical, and occupational therapists

  • physician’s assistants

  • dentist and dental hygienist

  • residents or fellows

  • medical or nursing students in training

  • aides, medical or nursing assistants, and other allied health personnel




In addition, BLS training can be appropriate for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters, as well as for people whose work brings them into contact with members of the public, such as school, fitness center, or hotel and restaurant employees.

Students must pass a written exam and skills test in order to qualify for a BLS for Healthcare Provider Course Completion Card.


Course Length
Course length is approximately 4.5 hours. Part 1 (cognitive portion) can be taken in an instructor-led training session. Students then practice their skills (Part 2) and are tested (Part 3) with a certified American Heart Association BLS instructor.

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