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American Heart Association BLS Online HCP Course

Course Description

The Online Basic Life Support CPR Course allows the user to complete the entire course on the computer. This course recognizes that healthcare providers have knowledge and skills acquired from years of patient care and prior CPR training. The greatest challenge in retraining healthcare providers lies not in skills acquisition but in the cognitive component of memorizing the sequence of steps for multiple scenarios, which reinforces rapid recall of the sequences during emergency situations. Once you have been enrolled into the course, you have 1 year to complete everything. If you do not complete it within the year, you have to re-enroll and pay the $60 again.


This course is designed specifically for healthcare providers such as physicians, nurses, EMTs, PAs, etc.

Course Format

The online portion of the course contains 12 mandatory checkpoints that must be successfully completed before a student is allowed to access the final written test. 20 exercises are available for review, plus an additional 19 optional video clips that can be accessed for skills demonstrations. The confident student may opt to bypass the reviews and go immediately to the required checkpoint scenario. When the student has completed the review, they return to the checkpoint. After completing all the checkpoints, the participant is directed to the online written post test. Should a participant not be able to successfully complete either version of the, they will be instructed to print the course homepage. This page will document which parts of the program have been completed. 

Skills Test Requirement

In order to earn an AHA card, the participant must demonstrate the required skills on Voice Assisted Manikins which are connected to a computer that is allowing you get instant feedback on how well you are doing. Once Part 1 is completed, you have a maximum of 60 days to complete Part 2. It can take 2-3 weeks to process your AHA card.

Course Cost

The fee for the course is $60 and the AHA BLS manual is $13.25.

Accessing Course Material After the Online Portion is Completed

After completion, students have 12 months from the day of enrollment to refer to the course material for review and knowledge updates.

Completion Time

Students usually need 1 to 3 hours to complete the online portion of the course.

Computer Requirements

It is best to use either Internet Explorer 7 (or greater) or Chrome (Will not work well with a Mac).

Registration Process

To register for the course please click on the link below. Once your registration has been processed an email will be sent to you with an attachment labeled “Orientation Sheet” which will give all the information you need to complete the course.