How Long Does My Class Last?

The following are approximate course duration times.

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  • BLS Class:  3.5 – 4 hours
  • Heartsaver CPR AED Class:  3 hours
  • Heartsaver CPR AED First Aid Class:  6-7 hours
  • First time ACLS Class:  10-12 hours (1 day only)
  • First time PALS Class:  12-14 hours (1 day only)
  • ACLS Renew Class:  6-8 hours
  • PALS Renew Class:  5-8 hours
  • BLS/ACLS Renew Combo class:  8 hours

 


What is the Required Book for BLS?

You will need the Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual issued by the American Heart Association with a copyright date of 2016 or later.

The BLS Manual is required for the course.


Is There a Written Test at the End of the Course?

BLS Test
Yes, there is a written test at the end of the BLS class. It is 25 questions. You may use your book for reference, i.e. open book.

ACLS Test
Yes, there is a written test at the end of the ACLS class. It is 50 questions. You may use your book for reference, i.e. open book.

PALS Test
Yes, there is a written test at the end of the PALS class. It is 50 questions. You may use your book for reference, i.e. open book.

HeartSaver CPR and First Aid
There is no written test for the HeartSaver CPR and First Aid classes.


Are Both Books Required for the ACLS-BLS Combo Class?

Yes, both books are required for the ACLS and BLS course.


Does the BLS Class Include AED?

Yes, the Basic Life Support (BLS) class does include AED for infant, child and adult. The BLS course is the required course for all healthcare providers and medical professionals.

This is the course that is also mandatory for all Medical and Healthcare related school programs, such as nursing school, medical school, dental school, etc.


Do I Need to Bring My Old BLS Card to Class?

No, you do not need to present your old BLS card at the time of class. We teach the full BLS course every time as there is only a relatively small time difference between the full course and the renewal. Your old card is not necessary. Therefore, whether you need to re-certify or certify for the first time, you are covered.

Our classes are stress-free, organized, fun and thorough.


How Do I Prepare for My BLS Class?

There is no formal required preparation for the Basic Life Support (BLS) Class. You can certainly look over the required BLS manual, however everything you need to be successful will be thoroughly covered in class.

Remember that the American Heart Association requires that all students have a BLS manual for class. If you did not purchase one at the time of registration, and you don’t have the current edition from a past certification, you can purchase one prior to class. Just arrive a little early and inform your instructor that you need to purchase a manual.

Overall, just wear comfortable clothes and be prepared for a stress-free and informative, fun class!


× Yes, we are open and holding classes. We are following the American Heart Association guidelines regarding best disinfecting practices, as well as limiting our class size during this crisis. However, since our classes are smaller than usual, registration is limited. Please see our course calendar for online registration or contact us directly by phone, live chat or email with questions. Thank you.