Basic Life Support (BLS)

At the Life Safety Institute, we know that everyone can save a life.

Whether you are a healthcare professional, EMT, or want to become a qualified bystander, this Basic Life Support (BLS) course teaches you to recognize and assess several life-threatening emergencies.

Learn how to provide professional CPR, use AEDs, and perform the appropriate actions to aid choking in adults, children, and infants in various in-facility and prehospital settings. 

Book a class and get BLS certified by the American Heart Association. 

  • From Bystanders to Healthcare Professionals — Our BLS Course is for anyone who wants to recertify or learn how to perform high-quality lifesaving skills. 

  • Learn to Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation — Perform chest compressions on someone whose heart has stopped. Learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies and save a life by performing CPR on adults, children, and infants in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings.

  • Learn How to Use Automated External Defibrillators —  AEDs are portable devices that detect and interpret the hearts electrical activity and deliver electrical therapy to the heart to restore its normal rhythm. Combine CPR with the early use of AED to treat adults, children, and infants in the first few minutes they experience a sudden cardiac arrest.

  • Learn Relief of Choking Techniques — Assess a foreign body airway obstruction and learn the appropriate BLS actions to aid choking in adults, children, and infants. 

  • 2-Year Valid AHA Certification — At the end of the course, students receive an American Heart Association Basic Life Support e-card via email.

  • Educate —  You could become a BLS Instructor in our train the trainer program.


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.