BLS Training

Basic Life Support Classes in Georgia & South Carolina

Basic Life Support (BLS) is emergency medical care provided by first responders, healthcare providers, and public safety professionals to persons experiencing respiratory or cardiac arrest. BLS is for licensed healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, and dental professionals. It is NOT for child care and elder care professional since it doesn’t have First Aid. 

BLS includes Adult/Child/Infant CPR, use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and techniques to relieve airway obstruction in patients of every age. Since licensed health care professionals are already educated on how to respond in first aid situations, it does NOT include First Aid.

How to BLS Certified


Pick Your Format

We offer in-person and blended self paced online BLS training. You can join a class or host the class and we will come to your facility if you have a group.


Sign Up or Book

Sign up for the course or book a date to host your training. Then take the course and/or have your staff take the course. For online BLS, a skills check in also required.


Attend & Get Certified

Attend or take the training and get the skills, knowledge, and the certificate you need for your job and to be prepared for emergencies you may face.

How to Get BLS Certified

Elder Care BLS Training

Onsite In-Person Training

Training scheduled at your office, at your convenience.

In the metro Atlanta or Augusta area, we ask for a group of 6 or more during the week, 12 or more on the weekend. In other areas, the minimum class size varies.

Participants earn a two year ASHI certification upon completion. Meets the requirements for dental professionals in Georgia and South Carolina.

$40 per person. Minimum is required.

Blended Online Training

Blended online training allows you to do the instruction portion of the training from the comfort of your home. This also works great if you do not have enough for the minimum.

  • Coursework is done online. It is a self-paced class that can be done at your convenience.
  • After completing the online coursework, participants will complete a hands-on skills check.
  • The hands-on portion is done in small groups and takes about 20 minutes per group.
  • There are NO REFUNDS for the online training once they are entered into the ASHI system. Please double-check your list before registering.

$45 per person. No minimum is required.

What is a Skills Check?

For blended online BLS training, you must also have hands on practice. This in-person portion is called a skills check. This is done after completing your online training. Watch the video to see what these look like. We have locations across Georgia and South Carolina.

This is almost always done outside.

If you would like to host an on-site skills check, there is a $50 fee (total);  this is waived if you have 6 or more people. You can request one here

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