BLS Class Description

Complete your Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification at Quality


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. You can now complete your BLS at Quality. Here’s how:


BLS Class Time Commitment:

Choose between a traditional classroom or blended learning format:

Traditional Classroom Format

  • 3.5 hours in classroom with written exam
  • Includes demonstration videos and participation in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency.
  • Required Student Text:  BLS for Healthcare Providers, 2015 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.

Blended Learning Format

  • 2-hour online course with exam at completion
  • 2-hour hands-on adult and infant manikin skills practice and testing at Quality Career Pathways

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

Tuition for Your BLS Certification:

  • $75 includes course materials, skills practice and testing, and an American Heart Association Basic Life Support eCard valid for 2 years.

At the End of the BLS Class, You Will Be Able 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 

Requirements to Enroll in the BLS Certification:

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




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 theAHA.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do no represent income to the AHA.