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Basic Life Support Classes

For additional information, see (Description and pricing of all classes available as a PDF file here)

AHA COURSES and COSTS

All Materials and Books Included in Cost. (Others may not include books and materials in their course prices)

Registration is not complete without payment. Payments may be made by cash, check (made out to CASTT) or, if over $ 10.00, credit card. 

Books may be picked up at the office prior to class but WILL NOT BE MAILED.

Receive AHA Card Day of Local Class 

Instructor Led Certification Course

All cards are good for two (2) years. 

Special discount for Renewals: If you have the AHA Student Manual you received with you took the course and the book is the one currently used, you may bring the book when you register and receive a registration discount equal to the cost of the book.

Basic Life Support  (BLS) 

Basic Life Support  (BLS) is a 4.5 hour certification course for healthcare providers such as EMS personnel, physician assistants, doctors, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who are required to have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course. It includes all modules of CPR AED plus real life scenarios, team dynamics, ventilation techniques and opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies . The class sessions use the exciting new collaborative classroom format, enabling you to become more comfortable in actually using the new protocols in a real life situation. The written exam is now open book and you can refer to the manual and any notes you have taken in class to complete the answers. Class size is 6.

$50.00 class plus $20.00 manual per person, cash, check (made out to CASTT) or credit card

or you can purchase an electronic copy of the manual at https://ebooks.heart.org/product/bls-provider-manual-ebook50025959  and bring it on an iPad or other reader to class


Online Certification Course

2015 BLS Online Part 1 is a flexible alternative to classroom training. This course uses case-based scenarios, interactive activities and videos to teach basic life support, $22.00.  

After completing all options of Part 1 and printing the Online Certificate of Completion, students then meet with a CASTT instructor and do the hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) to earn a course completion card. $50.00 per person.

HeartCode® BLS Part 1 is a self-paced instructional program for healthcare professionals that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings, $28.50 per person.

After completing all options of Part 1 and printing the Online Certificate of Completion, students then meet with a CASTT instructor and do the hands-on skills practice and testing session (Parts 2 and 3) to earn a course completion card. $50.00 per person.

See special instructions for completing this online work at the bottom of this page. 

WHICH IS EASIER FOR YOU?

1. CHECK THE CLASS SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT PUBLIC CLASS? 
2. Request a test-out session by appointment for a $10 surcharge? Call 714 546-4252 to make it happen. 

Steps for completing HeartCode Part 1 Online

Completing Part 1, the Cognitive section:

Go to www.onlineaha.org, purchase a Course Key for $22.00 and register for BLS Healthcare Provider with your new Course Key at the "Activate a Key" window. (For website Technical Assistance, call 1-888-242-8883). Complete the online, cognitive part of the course and answer the review questions. It should only take you about 90 minutes. Work at your own pace, at home or at work. Make note of your Course Key, email and the password established for later use. Once you log in and enter all pertinent information, you may enter and exit as often as needed to complete the course, at any convenient computer. You need to complete an entire section before exiting or you will go back to the beginning of that section when you re-enter. When you have finished all Part 1 modules, a certificate of completion will be available for you to print and email to CASTT@CASTT.net or call the information to (714) 546-4252. After completing the online program, you are allowed up to 60 days to complete the skills practice and skills check in Part 2 and Part 3. The BLS HCP student keys are active for 12 months from the day of enrollment. This allows you to re-login and go to the student review section for intermittent refreshers after you have completed your certification. Review detailed instructions here.

Completing Part 2 Skills Review and Part 3 Skills Testing:

Call CASTT at (714) 546-4252 and make an appointment that fits your schedule. The appointment should take about two hours. When you make the appointment, you will need to be sure CASTT has received your Part 1 Completion Certificate, so it can be validated. The process is quick and simple and your American Heart Association certification will be good for two years as usual.