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BLS Provider

The AHA’s 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. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).

Is this the right course for me?

BLS is geared towards prehospital providers, like EMTs, paramedics, fire fighters, and in-facility hospital providers. Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years. Please contact your employer to ensure that you are selecting the correct course. For information about BLS Renewals, contact Indiana CPR First Aid LLC.

Course Options

Blended Learning HeartCode® BLS
Classroom BLS


Blended Learning (online portion, followed by hands-on skills sessionHeartCode BLS uses a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities to teach students BLS knowledge and skills.

HeartCode BLS is the AHA’s BLS blended learning delivery method. Blended learning is a combination of eLearning, in which a student completes part of the course in a self-directed manner, followed by a hands-on skills session.

Instructor-led, hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

The BLS Instructor-led 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.

Sign up for an instructor-led class with Indiana CPR First Aid LLC.



Complete the online portion + hands-on skills session with Indiana CPR First Aid LLC.


The online portion of HeartCode BLS can be completed in approximately 1 to 2 hours.

Time to complete the hands-on skills session varies from 60 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the experience of the student.

Full BLS Provider Course takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete, including skills practice and skills testing. 

BLS Renewal Course takes approximately 3 hours to complete, including skills practice and testing


*Course time based on 1 instructor: 6 students: 2 manikins

Completion Card

BLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years

BLS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years


  • Includes in-facility and prehospital tracks; student chooses his/her track before starting the HeartCode BLS Online Portion

  • Enhanced learning experience through eSimulations, life-like animations, video scenarios, and knowledge checks

  • Emphasis on high-quality CPR including a team dynamics classroom activity

  • Video-based course with real world scenarios

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.

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