American Heart Association

BLS Provider

Recommended for all healthcare providers including nursing & therapy students. Also fills requirements for personal trainers in NY & PA through ACE, AAA, ISSA, NASM. 

The BLS Class covers:

  • Adult, Child, and Infant CPR
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • Breathing Barriers, Bag Valve Masks, and 2 Rescuer CPR
  • Cardiopulmonary Emergencies and Special Resuscitation Situations

The new 2020-2025 Guidelines are here!
We plan to rollout the new course November 1st. For those attending the course in October, you will no longer need to purchase a book! For anyone attending after November 1st a book must be purchased. These books officially go on sale October 26th. Do not purchase one prior as it will be the wrong version.

Stand-Alone Renewal Courses End November 1st
With the start of the 2020-2025 guidelines, renewal courses will be suspended for 2 years so everyone can complete the new course under the new guidelines.

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Traditional Courses
100% Classroom Based Education - No Online Components. 

Course Fee: $40.00
Registration closes 72 hours prior to start time. - 2 Person Minimum

Until further notice due to COVID-19, all classes will be imited in size meaning classes fill much faster.  ***Any other times posted other than, 10am, 1pm & 6:30pm are renewal courses only.*** Please check the "Notes" section of a course for addiitonal information. It will clearly state it the course is renewal only there as well.

Course Fee: $25.00
Registration closes 72 hours prior to start time.

Course Fee: $350.00    -    Must have current/unexpired AHA BLS certification.
Registration closes 7 Days prior to start time.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals competent and comfortable with Basic Life Support skills.  Instructor Candidates must hold current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider certification and can teach the Healthcare Provider, Heartsaver, and Friends and Family curriculum upon completion of this program.

American Heart Association instructors must become established with a Training Center to teach courses.

We allow alignment with our Training Center, however our policy is that all aligned BLS instructors have experience in healthcare a licensed practitioner. A fee for alignment with us is imposed to cover needed insurances and other items. 

Instructor Certification Process

  1.  Online BLS Instructor Essentials:  An access code for the Online BLS Instructor Essentials course will be emailed to you upon registration.  Complete this component prior to attending the instructor course.

  2. BLS Instructor Training:  BLS Instructor training is conducted by a C4CPR faculty member at one of our locations. Participants learn about the Mission of the American Heart Association, goals for Emergency Cardiovascular Care, affiliation with a Training Center, and the programs that they will be able to instruct as an AHA instructor.  Participants will evaluate skills being performed to become familiar with the skills testing process.

  3. Skills and Content Competency: Following the instructor training, candidates will attend a BLS Skills Testing session by appointment at a C4CPR Training Center.  The instructor candidate will be tested on BLS skills competency and will complete the written exams for BLS Provider and BLS Instructor.

  4. Observation:  Instructor candidates observe BLS class(es) taught by C4CPR instructors until they feel comfortable teaching the course independently.  This step can be conducted at any C4CPR Training Center.

  5. Monitoring:  Instructor candidates teach a course independently under the supervision of  C4CPR Training Center Faculty.  Faculty will evaluate instructor candidate performance against a rubric of requirements from the American Heart Association.  Successful monitoring will result in issuance of a BLS Instructor certification from the American Heart Association.

    This step may be completed at a C4CPR Training Center (included) or off-site for an additional fee.

  6. Affiliation:  BLS Instructors may join an existing training site or establish a new training site.  All instructors must be affiliated with an American Heart Association Training Center to issue certification cards for courses they instruct.

    We allow alignment with our Training Center for those qualified for an additional fee.

Whats Included?

  1. BLS Instructor Manual and Videos (Save $125.25)

  2. Heartsaver Instructor Manual and Videos (Both Versions) (Save $348)

  3. Online BLS Instructor Essentials (Save $34)

  4. BLS Instructor Training

  5. Skills and Content Competency Evaluation

  6. Unlimited Observation.

  7. Monitoring at our facilities

    This step may be completed at a C4CPR Training Center (included) or off-site for an additional fee.

All required videos and instructor packages are included with this course. Those packages alone through the American Heart Association directly add up to $507.25

Need to host a course at your location?
We offer onsite courses for groups of 6 or more!
School or work requirement? Get a group!
We offer discounts to groups of 4 or more!
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Brighton Office
220 Idlewood Road
Brighton, NY 14618
Buffalo Office
1110 Kenmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14216
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Erie Office
2700 West 21st Street - Suite 16
Erie, PA 16506
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Rochester Office
1460 Lyell Avenue
Rochester, NY 14606
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South Bend Office
1251 North Eddy Street - Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46617

Disclaimer:  Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart association.
Any fees charged for such course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA

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