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BLS Certification Courses (Orange County)

We teach several BLS courses in Tustin Monday through Saturday. Individuals who successfully complete the BLS course receive a 2-year American Heart Association BLS Certification.

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BLS Provider Initial / Renewal Course (In-Person)

  • Traditional instructor-led course for new or renewing students
  • Average 3.5 hours long, offered daily Monday through Saturday
  • CEUs available for most healthcare professions, including LVN, PT, MA, OT, EMT, Paramedic, CNA, Pharmacy & Dental

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BLS Provider Online Fast-Track

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (2 hrs) and instructor-led skills testing (45 mins)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
  • Refunds not available for Fast-Track Courses

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BLS 1Stop Station (DIY Certification)

  • Online and in-person hybrid for new or renewing students
  • Includes online access (2 hrs) and 1Stop Station skills testing (30 mins)
  • Online access provided in confirmation email
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Skills Testing Only

  • HeartCode Completion Certificate required (access not included)
  • Instructor-led (45 mins) or 1Stop Station (30 mins) Skills Testing
Skills Testing 1Stop Station (No Instructor)
Skills Testing with Instructor

More About Our Tustin BLS Courses

Who typically needs a BLS certification?
BLS certification is ideal for anyone working in a healthcare setting.
Tustin BLS Course Content Overview
  • American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Use of an AED
  • 1-Rescuer BLS and AED for adult, child, and infant
  • 2-Rescuer BLS and AED for adult, child, and infant
  • Differences between adult, child and infant rescue techniques
  • Bag-mask techniques for adult, child, and infant
  • Rescue breathing for adult, child, and infant
  • BLS with an advanced airway
  • Mouth to mouth for adult, child, and infant
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) adult, child and infant
  • Importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR
What to Expect in the Tustin BLS Classroom

Express Training Solution’s American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) Course in Tustin, Orange County is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely, and effective manner. In the classroom, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations, as well as work with an Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing.

Our Tustin BLS course provides high-quality CPR training for adults, children and infants. Additionally, the course includes information about the AHA chain of survival that encompasses six different links, spanning from early intervention through the post-resuscitation period.

It also includes information and hands-on training regarding the use of AEDs (automated external defibrillator), providing adequate ventilation through various barrier devices, and how to identify and how to assess and remove foreign-body airway obstructions for adults and infants. 

BLS Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Basic Life Support (BLS) course?
BLS is an American Heart Association course designed for individuals that work in a healthcare environment. It teaches basic lifesaving skills including CPR and AED use for all ages, ventilations using a bag-mask device, rescue breathing, and relief of choking.
How long does a BLS class take?
The course average is approximately 3 hours.
Is BLS the same as CPR?
Yes, but includes more in-depth information and other skills required for healthcare professionals.
How long is the BLS certification valid?
American Heart Association BLS Certification is valid for 2 years.
Specifically, what content is taught in the BLS course?
  • High-quality CPR and AED use for all ages
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device and a bag-mask device
  • Multi-rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during CPR
  • Rescue breathing for victims of all ages
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants
How do I prepare for the BLS class?
You can prepare for the course by reviewing the BLS provider manual which is available during registration.
Are your BLS courses through the American Heart Association (AHA)?
Yes, upon course completion students receive a BLS Provider certification card issued by the American Heart Association.
Do you offer BLS classes in any other languages other than English?
Currently, our scheduled courses are available in English. We do offer classes in Spanish if requested for a private group, company, or organization.
Who teaches the BLS course?
BLS Instructors are trained and monitored by an American Heart Association Training Center. Although not required, most of our instructors have a background in healthcare. We employ EMTs, Paramedics, LVNs, RNs, and Physicians.
What score do you need to pass the BLS course?
Students must demonstrate CPR skills proficiency for both adult and infant victims and pass a 25-question written exam with a passing score of 84%. If unsuccessful, instructors will provide remediation and the student will be allowed to retest.
Do you offer BLS renewal classes?
Our BLS course is appropriate for first-time or renewing students. Previous BLS students who are renewing usually complete the course faster than the first-time students.
When will I receive my BLS card?
The American Heart Association (AHA) BLS card is issued immediately at the end of the course.
I took a BLS class but lost my card. What do I do?
AHA cards are now digital and live on their website once issued. Students can easily locate their card at

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