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Basic Life Support Training

Are you a healthcare professional, first responder, or service provider looking to obtain or renew your Basic Life Support (BLS) certification? Whether you’re in the medical field or another profession where emergency response skills are crucial, we’ve got you covered with our AHA’s Certified BLS course.


Your BLS class instructors are highly experienced ER and Trauma nurses from local hospitals and ERs. Each instructor is certified by the American Heart Association and provided by The Heart Center, a nationally accredited AHA training site.


BLS Certification Classes: Alexandria & Northern Virginia


This course includes BLS training on how to use an AED, the importance of early use of an AED, appropriate ventilations, chest compressions for cardiac arrest, clearing airway obstruction, and more. We provide hands-on training to prepare you for life-saving situations in any environment. With a curriculum designed to meet the needs of various professions, a BLS Certification will give you the skills and confidence to respond effectively in critical moments after you receive your BLS Course Completion Card.


Recertification Classes


Getting recertified involves taking a refresher course to ensure you are up-to-date on the latest guidelines and techniques so healthcare professionals can continue to provide high-quality patient care. If you are due for recertification, sign up for one of our classes to stay current and confident in your life-saving skills.


Differences Between BLS, First Aid, and CPR


Let’s clarify some confusion about BLS Certification Courses, First Aid Training, and CPR Classes. It can all seem like alphabet soup, but they’re pretty different!


BLS, or Basic Life Support, is like the all-rounder of emergency response. It’s what we teach healthcare pros to keep people alive in serious situations. 


First Aid, on the other hand, is more like your everyday hero. It’s all about dealing with those immediate “ouch” moments – cuts, burns, sprains, you name it. It’s not just for big emergencies but for all those little (and not so little) accidents that happen in daily life.


Now, CPR – that’s the heart of the matter, literally! It’s laser-focused on one thing: getting a stopped heart pumping again. It’s all about those chest compressions and rescue breaths you’ve probably seen in movies.


Each of these skills has its place in the emergency response world. They’re like different tools in your life-saving toolbox. Depending on the situation, you might need one or all of them. That’s why knowing the difference and being prepared for anything is important!



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How long does Basic Life Support certification last? A: Your certification is valid for two years from the course completion date.


Q: Can I renew my Basic Life Support certification online? A: While you can complete the cognitive portion online, you must attend an in-person skills session to complete recertification.


Q: Is your Basic Life Support certification accepted nationwide? A: Yes, our certification is recognized across the United States.


Q: Why Does Basic Life Support Certification Matter? A: Basic Life Support skills are crucial for healthcare providers and can make the difference between life and death in emergencies. By obtaining your certification, you’ll gain the confidence and competence to respond effectively when every second counts.


BLS Certification Details



Basic Life Support (BLS) certification equips healthcare providers with essential skills like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED usage. This ensures proficiency in early intervention during emergencies such as cardiac arrest. The course covers proper chest compressions and ventilations and follows best practices recommended by recognized organizations like the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Red Cross. Completing a BLS course is often a workplace requirement for healthcare professionals to enhance patient outcomes.

Who Takes This Class?

Partial list:

  • M.D.s
  • Med-school Students
  • Nurses
  • Nursing-school Students
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • More…

List is not comprehensive!

Need this class? Enroll now!


Not sure?
See our eligibility requirements
or call us.

(202) 536-7972

Basic Life Support Training Schedule


Please visit our Training schedule to see our current calendar.


Classroom Training In Old Town Alexandria


Our medical training facility is located in Old Town Alexandria. We offer large classrooms with convenient access to the King St Metro just across the street. The office is above Theismann’s Restaurant so it’s hard to miss.

1800 Diagonal Rd. Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314