Blended Heart & Stroke BLS (Basic Life Support) Courses

Blended Basic Life Support courses meet Alberta Occupational Health & Safety first aid workplace legislation and Heart & Stroke Foundation training standards.

Blended Learning

Register now to complete Part 1: Online Learning at home. You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s online learning portal within 1 business day of registration.

Part 2: Classroom Learning includes hands-on practical BLS skills. Participants must complete Part 1 before attending. Part 2: Classroom Learning meets all the guidelines from the Heart & Stroke Foundation for safe in-person training.

Bring your certificate of completion to Part 2 as proof of eligibility. Complete Part 2 in order to receive your one-year certification.

Recertifications / Renewals

If you are currently working as a medical professional, or if you are still certified (current certificate has not expired), then choose a Blended 90 (recertification) course to refresh your skills. Spend only 90 minutes in the classroom!

Course Details

Basic Life Support is the fundamental course for all healthcare and emergency medical providers, delivered in a flexible format. The BLS Blended Learning course covers the same curriculum and teaches the same skills as the conventional instructor-led course but is delivered online through self-paced learning modules. The course covers single- and multi-rescuer basic life support skills with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics in a wide variety of prehospital or in-facility settings.

BLS is a pre-requisite for advanced resuscitation courses and many healthcare-related training programs. A current completion card is often required for employment in the healthcare field.

You may also benefit from having your Basic Life Support level if you are a professional with a fire service or rescue team, a sports medicine professional, a lifeguard or a ski patroller. If you are not a first responder or medical professional, you may need CPR Level A or C.

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Heart & Stroke BLS – Basic Life Support

Course Length

  • Full Course (Blended 120, 1-year certification)
    • Online component: ~ 1 – 2 hours
    • In-class component: 2 hours
    • TOTAL LENGTH: 3 – 4 hours
  • Recertification (Blended 90, 1-year certification)
    • Online component: ~ 1 – 2 hours;
    • In-class component: 1.5 hours
    • TOTAL LENGTH: 2.5 – 3.5 hours


  • Full Course (certification) – $100.00
  • Recertification – $75.00

Course Content:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Chain of Survival
  • Use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Ventilations using a barrier device and bag-valve-mask
  • Multi-rescuer resuscitation
  • Team Dynamics
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults, children, and infants

*Please note: to take a recertification course you must hold a valid and current (non-expired) Heart & Stroke BLS certificate. Those with current, valid Canadian Red Cross BLS or CPR-HCP certificates may also take a Heart & Stroke Blended 90 (recertification) course.

This course meets all ILCOR guidelines.

Course Schedule:

Part 1: Online Learning can be completed on your own schedule! This self-paced learning is intended to be flexible to meet your needs.

North Location:

  • Suite 252, 1632 – 14 Ave N.W. Calgary AB (North Hill Professional Centre)

If you have already registered, request a Part 2 date by emailing or by calling 403-452-7727. 

If you are registering now, choose a date for Part 2 while registering for your course. Note: If you register for this course on a weekend, you will get your online learning access on the following Monday (or following business day if it is a holiday weekend).