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Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

BLS class with participants using a BVM and performing chest on an adult manakin.

Online and instructor led training for a two-year certification in American Red Cross Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.


Class Description

The goal of the Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers class (BLS) is to ensure that healthcare providers have the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies. The course emphasizes active, hands-on learning and uses scenario activities to help participants learn how to provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve an obstructed airway for adult, child, and infant patients.

This class is a Blended Learning Class which gives students the ability to do most of the training online then attend an in-person session to test their skills.

Online Portion

The online portion can range from 30 minutes to 3 hours long depending on technology limitations and familiarity with the skills. Participants will receive a training link in an email after they booked a class. Participants must have online portion completed before coming into scheduled in-person session.

In-Person Instructor Led Portion

The in-person session is typically 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours long. The in-person session will review:

  • Adult CPR while using an AED and a Bag Valve Mask in a healthcare setting

  • Pediatric CPR using an AED and a Bag Valve Mask in a healthcare setting.

  • First Aid Choking for adults, children and infants.

Classes are open to the general public or can be privately scheduled on-site.


Participants who successfully complete the online and in-person portions will receive an American Red Cross Certification in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers r.21. Certificates are valid for two years and will be issued in about one business day after the in-person class. Certificates are delivered via e-mail and can be found on the Red Cross Website.

Is This Class Right For You?

The Basic Life Support class is designed for healthcare providers such as (but limited to) nurses, physician assistants, and dentists.

If you need a basic First Aid, CPR, and AED certification you may only need Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED class or the Adult Only First Aid/CPR/AED class.

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Register for a BLS class today by using the online booking system.

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Upcoming Classes Open To The Public

Saturday, July 20, 2024

5:30 PM

Saturday, August 3, 2024

5:30 PM

Saturday, August 17, 2024

5:30 PM

Saturday, September 7, 2024

5:30 PM

Saturday, September 21, 2024

5:30 PM

Upcoming Classe

Do you need CPR training for your group or organization?

The DobroSKILLS Instructor will travel throughout the Chicagoland area and suburbs to privately teach Red Cross CPR to your group of four or more.  

Bobby teaching CPR comprsions on infant manikins to to early education administrators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your classes OSHA approved?

Our Basic Life Support and Adult and Pediatric First Aid/AED/CPR classes are OSHA approved.

Is there an app?

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Get the app and be prepared for what life brings. With videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice it’s never been easier to know first aid.

Is Adult & Pediatric CPR certification the same as Basic Life Support certification?

No. Both classes share similarities but they are different courses. The Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED course is designed for first responders while the Basic Life Support class is designed for responders in a healthcare setting.

I lost my certificate. How can I find it?

If you lost your certificate you can find it online at the Red Cross website.

I'm having issues with the online learning who do I contact?

Technical issues with the online learning must go through the American Red Cross. Please be aware that they have a standard maintenance window of 4-6AM Eastern Time on Saturdays. If you are having difficulty accessing the site during that time period, please wait a few minutes and refresh the page.

If you are having technical issues, contact the Training Support Center:
Call: 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767)

Are there any hidden or extra fees?

There are no additional or hidden fees. All processing fees and online training fees are included in the price of all courses we offer. Shipping fees are included in the price of Virtual Trainings as well.

Can I use my tablet or mobile device to complete the online training?

You can use any device to complete the online but issues have been reported of the course not saving or resetting on iOS devices such as iPads and iPhones.

I started my online training but I lost the link to the American Red Cross Learning Center.

After you created your account with the Red Cross with the link that was sent to you via email after you registered, you can login at the American Red Cross Learning Center

What is your affiliation?

DobroSKILLS is a Licensed Training Provider (LTP) of the American Red Cross. LTPs deliver a wide range of Red Cross courses including First Aid/CPR/AED. Our classes are NOT affiliated with the American Heart Association (AHA) course.

I did not get my Blended Learning (BL) link after I booked my class. What do I do?

You should have received two emails when you booked your class. One a confirmation email, the second an email with with a link to your class. Please check your spam folder in case the email with the link was sent there.
If you cannot find the email with the link, please contact us right away.

What is your Rescheduling policy?

Please visit our policy page for details about our re-scheduling and cancelation policies.
If you need help rescheduling please contact us.

Didn't find your answer? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

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