Who Needs Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification

 

BLS certification is generally more intensive and complex than Layperson CPR training and encompasses a wider variety of medical training. A CPR course can often be a precursor, but not necessary to taking BLS certification course, which is often considered a slightly more advanced option.

Employers for NON Healthcare Providers accepts both CPR Training and BLS for Healthcare Providers when CPR Training is required.  

If you need First Aid Training you must ensure that the course you are taking includes First Aid Training or you may take First Aid Training as a separate course.  

FOR Students and Employees 

If you are working in a hospital, or is taking nursing/EMT course, please ask your hospital administrator or Instructor  if they accept American Red Cross Basic Life Support training.   If you need American Heart Association BLS Provider course, please enroll in our American Heart BLS Course. 

If you do not see your job/profession below, check with your employer or school if you need BLS (CPR/AED training) or CPR for layperson training 

Acupuncturist

Anesthesiologist

Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician, Including Vascular Technologist

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Chiropractor

Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist

Dentist

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Dietician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) (may also need First Aid - check this link)

First Responders (may also need First Aid - check this link)

Firefighter or Fireman (may also need First Aid - check this link)

Laboratory Technician

Law Enforcement Officer

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Lifeguard

Medical Doctor/Physician

Medical Assistant

Medical Office Personal

Medical Technologist

Midwives

Nurse

Search & Rescue First Responders (may also need First Aid - check this link)

School Nurse (may also need First Aid - check this link)

Laboratory Technician

Occupational Therapist

Paramedic (may also need First Aid - check this link)

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomist

Physical Therapists Assistant

Physician/Medical Doctor

Physician Assistant

Police Officer

Radiation Therapist

Radiologist

Radiology Technician

Respiratory Therapist

School Employees who are Healthcare Providers (may also need First Aid - check this link)

X-Ray Technician

If you are working in a hospital, please ask your hospital administrator if they accept American Red Cross Basic Life Support training.

If you need American Heart BLS please enroll in our American Heart BLS Course