Basic Life Support

(BLS Provider)

AMERICAN HEart association

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification reinforces healthcare professionals' understanding of the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an AED; and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.  This course is for healthcare professionals who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings

Gainesville & Ocala

Who typically takes this course:

  • Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, EMTs, CNAs, Most Healthcare-Related Workers

  • Dentists, Dental Assistants

  • Healthcare-Related Studies (i.e., Nursing, Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy, PA, etc.)

After successfully completing the BLS course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of high-quality CPR and its impact on survival

  • Describe all of the steps of the Chain of Survival and apply its BLS concepts

  • Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR

  • Perform high-quality CPR on adults, children, and infants

  • Describe the importance of early AED use and demonstrate using one

  • Provide effective ventilations with a barrier device

  • Describe the importance of teams in multi-rescuer resuscitation and perform as an effective team member during multi-rescuer CPR

  • Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants.

BLS for Healthcare offers two options: 1.) Full Classroom or 2.) Blended Course which included an online module with a classroom component.  Both options provide students with an Instructor-led classroom session. In both classes, students spend plenty of time practicing and performing skills guided by an AHA instructor. The course concludes with each student testing their skills and passing a written exam. 


BLS Classroom


Length of Class:




American Heart Association

4 hours

100% Classroom

$55/$49 with valid Student ID

Gainesville & Ocala


BLS Heartcode  Blended

Includes HeartCode BLS Course Key and Classroom Portion. 


Length of Class:




American Heart Association

2 hrs online; 1 hr classroom

Part Online; Part in Classroom


Gainesville & Ocala

Basic life Support (BLS) - 3 hours

Classroom or Blended (Online Module w/ Classroom Portion)

more about heartcode bls

This HeartCode BLS online course uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills to healthcare professionals and other personnel who need to know how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

GatorCPR: The Center for CPR and CNA Training

Phone: (352) 727-4733


Training Location - Gainesville


1029 NW 23rd Ave

Gainesville FL 32609

Training Location - Ocala

GatorCPR at Rasmussen College

4755 SW 46th Court

Ocala FL 34474

Training Location - Ocala

GatorCPR at Beeline Medical Training

233 NE 58th Ave, #102

Ocala FL 34470

Serves the following communities: Gainesville, Ocala, Chiefland, Lake City, Palatka, The Villages and other North Central Florida Communities

GatorCPR Guarantee 

100% Commitment to You
If for any reason you don't pass our class the first time, you can attend any future class free of charge on us. No questions asked.


100% Acceptance of AHA Certifications
We promise that your employer, school, or agency will accept our American Heart Association (AHA) certifications. If there is a question of acceptance or validity, simply send us an email at with full details. We will reach out to the individual/entity and provide accreditation information. If still there's a question, we will provide you with a full refund of your class fee. It's that simple. NOTE: This does not apply to ASHI 


100% Same-Day Certification eCards
Upon successful completion of your course, you'll always receive your official certification eCard the same-day of your class.  Now that's easy.

Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.