Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers

The American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers class teaches individuals how to provide high quality CPR to victims of all ages, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

The course is led by an AHA BLS instructor. Students watch demonstration videos and participate in simulated clinical scenarios to reinforce skills proficiency. A written exam is given to all class participants to evaluate your knowledge-base.

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

This course is also available in a blended learning format including online training followed by a skills session with an instructor.

Course Materials

All participants are required to have the "AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (March 2016 edition)" textbook prior to the course. Course fees include a textbook. The blended learning format utilizes an online version of the textbook included in the online learning


Classes are held at Clarkson College, located on 42nd and Douglas Streets in Omaha, Neb. To arrange an off-site course, please call our office at 402.552.3038.


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Professional Development Office

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

Professional Development Office
101 South 42nd Street
Omaha, NE 68131-2739
PH 402.552.3396 or 402.552.6148 TF 800.647.5500

Professional Development Office Entrance