Help me choose

Answer a few questions and we’ll show you which course you need:


Course Format:

I work in:

I need to learn:

I work with:

Complete Your BLS Certification Online

A Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is an important training credential for many healthcare professionals. 

If your employer requires you to complete basic life support certification, you can earn your BLS certificate online from the convenience of any internet-connected device right here at ProTrainings.

Select your ideal course:

+ Help me choose
Filtering courses based on your selection.
Clear filters

Start Training Today, Pay When You're Satisfied

1. Pass

  • Up to 3 hours of BLS training videos
  • Pause and restart at your convenience
  • Retry until you pass the test
  • Test challenge option for renewals

2. Pay

3. Print


Nationally Accredited BLS Courses

It’s a little-known fact that there is no one, national approving body for BLS training and certification. That means you can get your certification from any accredited training organization, including ProTrainings, the American Heart Association or the Red Cross. 

However, students who have tried other certification organizations prefer us for our versatility, accessibility, and ease of certification and renewal. At ProTrainings, we provide legitimate, quality training that adheres to the ILCOR/AHA guidelines and is approved by numerous third-party accrediting organizations and 99% of employers.

over 2.3 million certifications issued to date

BLS Certification Wallet Card

ProTrainings makes earning your BLS certification convenient and efficient while ensuring you receive the highest quality training and up-to-date information. 

Your PDF card is available to print immediately after you pass your test and pay so you can get back to making a difference. 

You will also receive a professionally printed card by mail in 5-7 business days

What’s in a Typical BLS Course?

Wondering what is the difference between BLS and CPR? Good question. In reality, CPR and BLS are often used synonymously. They both can refer to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related life-saving techniques.

However, BLS often refers to a healthcare-specific CPR course. Otherwise known as a Basic Life Support certification, your BLS course will train you in cardiopulmonary resuscitation as well as how to perform additional emergency care skills such as using a bag valve mask, checking pulses, and performing 2-rescuer CPR. 

Unlike most CPR programs out there, ProTrainings also includes emergency readiness training, such as The Five Fears of CPR Rescue and Accessing EMS with Technology.

Created by a licensed paramedic and professional CPR instructor, the BLS certification course is based on the latest American Heart Association and ECC/ILCOR guidelines and taught in professional terminology healthcare workers are familiar with. 

In BLS courses, you’ll learn what to do in cases of shock, respiratory arrest, cardiac arrest, and choking for adult, child, and infant victims. You’ll also learn multiple rescuer skills, including 2-rescuer CPR and AED skills, the CPR team approach, and bag valve mask training.

This Course Includes:

  • Follows AHA guidelines
  • 4.0 CME/CE credits
  • Certification card available to purchase for $59.95
  • 24/7 on-demand video
  • Access on mobile
  • Weekly refresher video
  • Expiration reminder
  • Student manual


Who Needs a BLS Certification Course?

Unlike other courses that teach CPR and first aid to individuals in any profession, the BLS certification is designed specifically for healthcare professionals. 

Professionals to complete our BLS certification and earn their BLS cards online include: 
  • Dentists
  • EMTs
  • Firefighters
  • Lifeguards
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics
  • Personal Trainers
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • X-Ray Technologists
  • Other Health Care Professionals
ProTrainings’ curriculum has been submitted to and approved by hundreds of state and national boards and third party accrediting organizations since 2005, making it a favorite among busy healthcare professionals.

Training Options for Every Learning Style

100% Online

Progress through your CPR and first aid certification online from any device! Easily complete your training online so you can finish your certification anytime, anywhere.

Blended

In addition to your online first aid and CPR certification, practice hands-on with a CPR manikin in a blended program.

Classroom

Our online CPR and first aid certification resources can be used to facilitate classroom training, skills practice, and continuing education.

Renewing your CPR certificate

Need to maintain an active CPR certification for your employer? We make renewing your CPR certificate easy with our online first aid and CPR recertification programs. We’ll remind you when your certificate is about to expire. Then, it’s easy to login to your account and renew your certification using the same training platform you’re already accustomed to.

Auto Renewal Reminders

Most CPR certifications are required to be renewed every 2 years. We’ll remind you when yours is about to expire.

Fast Recertification

Renew your certification quickly and conveniently by reviewing changes since your last training and passing a test challenge.

Ongoing Training Prompts

Keep your knowledge and skills fresh with an email that helps you review one part of your CPR training each week.
Our Company Pledge

Free CPR Training

Making the world a safer place… one community at a time.
Rescuers like you make the difference, which is why we work toward 100% CPR literacy.

Anyone can take our free CPR training online and then pay for the CPR wallet card if they want to. This means parents, babysitters and volunteers can learn how to save a life at no cost.

Through our student CPR program, we’ve partnered with hundreds of schools around the country, and had the privilege of training tens of thousands of fearless, young rescuers every year.

ProTrainings is on a mission to make the world a safer place by providing life-saving skills development through our free CPR training
  • No cost to take courses
  • Free students certification cards
  • Striving for 100% CPR literacy
  • Because life is valuable!

Reviews

Here’s what our customers have to say:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a BLS certification?

A BLS Certification is a credential you can earn after completing a training program that teaches students basic life support skills. To earn your certification, you need to pass the final exam with a score of 80% or more and pass a hands-on skills assessment. 

Your BLS course will teach you the essential skills for helping to sustain life while emergency personnel are on their way. 

The ProTrainings BLS certificate program includes training on: 
  • Introductory CPR Training
    • Latest Updates
    • The Five Fears of CPR Rescue
    • Accessing EMS with Technology
  • Medical Emergencies
    • Stroke
    • Heart Attacks
  • Universal Precautions
  • Respiratory Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Rescue Breathing
    • Opioid Overdose
  • Cardiac Arrest Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant, Neonatal CPR
    • Hands-Only CPR
    • AED Training
    • Spinal Injury
  • Multiple Rescuer Skills
    • Bag Valve Mask
    • 2-Rescuer CPR & AED
    • CPR Team Approach
  • Choking Training
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Conscious)
    • Adult, Child, Infant Choking (Unconscious)
  • Bleeding Control
    • Arterial Bleeding
    • Shock
Our fully online course allows you to earn your basic life support certification from your favorite internet-connected device while receiving high-quality training on the skills that truly matter when seconds count.

How Long Does a BLS Certification Last?

Similar to most CPR programs, the BLS certification lasts for 2 years. 

After conducting several studies, the Resuscitation Quality Improvement department of the American Heart Association (AHA) found that individuals who complete a CPR training rarely retain their CPR skills over time – even if they are in the health care profession. 

Because of this common trend, the AHA recommends that anyone required to have an active and valid CPR or BLS certification should renew their certification every 2 years. 

To renew your certification, you will need to complete the recertification process before the 2 year period ends. You can renew as early as you like and your CPR or BLS certification will be extended for 2 more years beyond the date of recertification.

If the 2 year period lapses and you haven’t completed your BLS renewal, your certification will be considered “expired” and you will need to complete the entire training from the beginning in order to get recertified.

How to Get a BLS Certificate?

There are three ways to earn a BLS certificate: in a classroom, online, or in a blended program. Talk to your employer about their requirements for your training methodology and if they have recommendations for a training provider.

Classroom learning is great for people who like to be in a traditional setting, ask their instructor questions, and get hands-on experience at the same time as learning the course material. 

Blended programs are ideal for those who want the convenience of online learning but who also require the hands-on skills training of an in-person course. 

The most convenient way to receive high-quality training and BLS certification is online. When earning your BLS certificate online, you can access your course materials immediately, progress through your training at your own pace, and print a PDF form of your BLS card immediately after passing the final exam. 

No matter which way you choose, ProTrainings offers high-quality training that is accepted by 99% of employers, including healthcare institutions.

Is BLS or ACLS Better?

The short answer: neither.

Your choice to complete a BLS certification or an ACLS certification depends entirely on your work environment and what requirements your employer has. 

Basic Life Support (BLS) teaches basic life-saving skills that are important for any healthcare professional and can be provided anywhere. It’s the first line of defense in the chain of survival.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced program designed for RNs, EMTs, and those who are often working in a setting with additional medical equipment and medication available. 

So while ACLS is more advanced, it is only available in specific medical settings, making BLS just as important to a person’s survival. Neither is more important than the other; rather they work together as a team to support brain life and then get the patient stabilized.

Group BLS Certification Trainings for Your Organization

Looking to teach BLS in your workplace or organization? Our online BLS and first aid certification programs make teaching BLS to your group easy, efficient, and affordable. Inquire today to get an instant quote for your organization. 

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Non-Profits
  • Churches
Get an Instant Quote