BLS Certification Courses at Omaha’s Premier Medical Certification School


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 types of medical training, ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support), provide training on the most effective manner of employing the proper techniques to aid someone suffering from cardiac arrest. However, the similarities end there. 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

Time Commitment

3.5 hours in classroom with written exam

Includes demonstration videos and participation in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency.


$75 + $5 book rental includes course materials, skills practice and testing, and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support eCard valid for 2 years


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.

Requirements to Enroll

Ability to speak, read, write & understand English
In good physical health and able to lift 25 pounds

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

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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.