The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers class teaches individuals how to provide high quality CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

It is intended for individuals who provide health care to patients in a wide variety of settings, including in-hospital and out-of-hospital. For certified or noncertified, licensed or non-licensed health care professionals.

The course is led by an AHA BLS instructor. Students watch demonstration videos and participate in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency. A written exam is given to all class participants to evaluate your knowledge-base.

AHA no longer distinguishes between initial and renewal courses. There is just one BLS provider course.

Course Materials

All participants are required to have the "AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (March 2016 edition)" textbook prior to the course.


BLS Provider Course with textbook: $75.
Payment due at time of registration.


Classes are held at Clarkson College, located on 42nd and Douglas Streets in Omaha, Neb.


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