Basic cardiovascular life support (BLS) for EMS

Course format

This BLS certification is offered in in-person group format and blended format. All our instructors hold current and valid BLS instructor credentials from the American Heart Association. Take this course for required job training.

Skill testing

See our BLS skills form here.

This form is completed by our instructor, a medic instructor with the student's station or a third party instructor we connect the student with. In all cases, the instructor will be holding current and valid BLS instructor credentials.

The student will receive hand-written documentation of the completed skills check and a copy of the instructor’s eCard. The student will provide this documentation directly to their company’s credentialing department. The student will not receive our certificate of completion until they complete the skills check.

This skills check documentation process is significantly more stringent than American Heart Association, Red Cross and all our other competitors.

Course overview

Our course front matter includes the syllabus, complete accreditation statements and statements from all instructors and contributors.


This course is accredited for up to 8 hours of continuing medical education hours by AMA — American Medical Association, ANCC — American Nurses Credentialing Center, ADA CERP — American Dental Association, ACPE — Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. See full accreditation statements from these organizations in the course front matter above. See our accreditation letters and sample certificates on our accreditations page.

Scientific basis

This course is written based on scientific evidence. This course is current with respect to the latest 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC. This science is compatible with Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation (HSF), European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR).

Course acceptance

We proudly sell our course, under contract, to the U.S. Department of the Army and NASA.

Additional review information

Additional information is available for organizations that are reviewing our course, just ask us.

  • Complete printout of study materials
  • Complete testing instruments with answer keys -- This is only available to accreditation organizations and government regulators that review our course.
  • Complimentary online course access
  • Resumes, CVs and all credentialing information for our instructors
  • If you are uncertain about which course to choose, refer to the article comparing ACLS and BLS to determine which course best suits your needs.

Completion eCard

Sample of our course completion eCard (click to enlarge):



Students will also have a copy of their skills form (see information on the left).

Please verify the authenticity of our eCards by emailing us with the name and expiration date of the student.

Sign up now

Contact us at +1 484‑464‑2882 or to schedule an in-person training for your group (minimum of 10 people). Or to schedule an in-person training for your group (minimum of 10 people) see our online sales page.

The American Heart Association name is owned by American Heart Association, Inc. Pacific Medical Training has no affiliation with American Heart Association.