The following professions require BLS for Healthcare Providers:

  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Hospital Tech
  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • X-Ray Tech (Radiologist Tech)
  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist and any other In-Hospital provider that deals with direct patient care.

Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal/Recertification $40
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Full Course Certification $55
  • Online Hybrid Class $99
  • 1-on-1 Courses $199

Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider is an American Heart Association.

BLS is CPR, but at the healthcare level, meaning in this class we do CPR but to the standards of a licensed healthcare professional. So, there is more equipment involved such as BVM, defibrillator and two-rescuer CPR.


Recertification classes are quick, painless and cheap. But they require a current certification. It can be from American Heart, but it can also be from National Safety Council, Red Cross or ASHI.

American Heart (AHA) allows a 1 month grace period between certifications.

Total Time: 2 Hours

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification (Full Course)

This in-class course prepares the professional healthcare provider to respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies. Course includes CPR in Adults, Children, Infants, AED (Defibrillators), 2-Person CPR, Bag Valve Mask assisted respirations.

Total Time: 4 Hours

Online Hybrid BLS Certification

Half online and half in person. You take the online portion on your own and arrange for a skills testing.

  • Call us 505-281-4110 and we will schedule a Skills Test-Out session and obtain test code.
  • Take the online test portion at American Heart Association’s website.
  • American Heart 2 year certification
  • 1 hour test out

1-on-1 Courses

If you can’t take the Online hybrid or it’s one of the situations that you need your card now, we’ve got you covered.

Call or Text to schedule. 505-281-4110

We have BLS Basic Life Support classes near you. We typically hold BLS classes twice per week. We also have group BLS courses options. If you need group BLS classes in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas or Santa Fe, please call us 505-281-4110

Frequently asked questions for BLS for Healthcare Providers:

Yes and No. BLS is a high standard of CPR training put on by the American Heart ​Association that is specific for those who work in the healthcare field. It includes the use of bag valve mask ventilations, pulse checks, defibrillation and airway management. These skills are not generally taught in a public CPR class.

First Aid is not taught in the BLS class.​

Yes! The American Heart Association issues a professional card which can be used anywhere in the United States. ​

If the class is taught 100% online: No. You need at least a skills testing. American​ Heart does not authorize any training center that is 100% online.

Generally, no. Most ACLS classes will require a valid BLS card and has a BLS test out during the class, however, BLS is not included in the class. ​

Yes, every 2 years​

Yes it does. How much depends on your state and licensure. ​

Refund Policy:  If you are unable to attend your registered class, a 24-hour written notice (emailed to is required for BLS, HSFA, HS AED and First Aid Classes.  For ACLS and PALS, a 7-day written notice is required (emailed to and a $25 fee may apply.  Refunds/rescheduling will not be given if you register for the wrong class or do not show up for class.  If you are not sure which class you need, please call 505-281-4110.