BLS Certification Courses at Omaha’s Premier Medical Certification School


Hours To Completion: 3.5

Entire class takes place in-person at the school. Includes demonstration videos and participation in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency.

All Inclusive Tuition: $80

Includes course materials, skills practice and testing, and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support eCard valid for 2 years.

Course cost: $75
Mandatory book rental: $5

Requirements To Enroll:

Ability to speak, read, write & understand English

In good physical health and able to lift 25 pounds


Make sure to secure your seat in an upcoming class today!

LocationCourseMonthDateTime Day of the Week
FortBLSOctober10/079:00 am - 12:30 pmSaturday
VintonBLSOctober10/239:00 am - 12:30 pmMonday
VintonBLSNovember11/049:00 am - 12:30 pmSaturday
FortBLSNovember11/219:00 am - 12:30 pmTuesday
VintonBLSDecember12/029:00 am - 12:30 pmSaturday
FortBLSDecember12/159:00 am - 12:30 pmFriday

Most hospitals and clinics require their CNA and CMA employees to also have their (BLS) Basic Life Support Certification from the American Heart Association. This includes skills such as proper CPR techniques, AED instruction and how to remove airway obstructions in both adults and infants.

What is the Difference Between ACLS and BLS?

Both ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support), provide training on the proper techniques to aid someone suffering from cardiac arrest. However, BLS training courses are meant to teach basic skills sessions, while ACLS is more specifically designed for healthcare professionals.


The Quality Career Pathways Basic Life Support (BLS) Program Details:

The Course Will Teach You To:

Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

Describe all the steps of the Chain of Survival

Apply the BLS concepts of the Chain of Survival

Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR

Perform high-quality CPR for an adult

Describe the importance of early use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED

Provide effective ventilation by using a barrier device

Perform high-quality CPR for a child

Perform high-quality CPR for an infant

Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation

Perform as an effective team member during multirescuer CPR

Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an adult or child

Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction for an infant


Required Student Text:  BLS for Healthcare Providers, 2020 Edition.  Students may borrow a copy of the text during class.  The AHA now allows the book to be used during the written exam.  Books will be available in the classroom for all students.

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

cpr and corporate certifications

Corporate Certifications

Employers that require their teams to have medical certifications, such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid, can utilize our instructors to get it done.

Training can take place onsite or at our facilities…for one person or a group of employees…completely hands-on or partially online.

We teach quality CPR training that follows AHA guidelines. Get your employees American Red Cross or American Heart Association (AHA) certified in no time. Contact us to discuss your training: 402.609.9583

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 education 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.


Once you complete your BLS certification, your credentials will be valid for two years. You will receive an email from with a link inviting you to claim your eCard online. Please make sure to check your spam or junk folder. This link will direct you to the Student Profile webpage where you will confirm that all information on that page (First Name, Last Name, Email, Phone Number, eCard Code, AHA Instructor Name, and Training Center information) is correct. Once confirmed you can download and print your eCard.

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