Basic Life Support

BLS is the #1 cornerstone program for healthcare professionals.

Dess Abaluna
Dess Abaluna
The best part of doing BLS in North Coast Academy is only few students per session which makes the learning a lot more focused and interactive. The course is just short, but the important topic and pointers are well explained and discussed. Thanks and more power
I was part of a small group taking our Basic Life Saving course. We found it suited our needs perfectly with every question answered clearly and lots of time for hands on practice with dummy and AED! Great experience!
Mary Kiddle
Mary Kiddle
I really enjoyed the BLS course I recently took from Trystan. The hands on experiences in addition to his excellent explanations helped me to become very confident with CPR.
Rosemary C
Rosemary C
At the TEAAM building at Campbell River Airport, we were greeted by our instructor Trysten (and his family who were busy doing schoolwork). Though our group arrived early, Trysten promptly started our class. I appreciated the pace of instruction and how he constantly reviewed and repeated the material. Technology has certainly helped make the techniques more engaging and understandable. There was time for questions and clarification. I would highly recommend the Basic Life Saving course with North Coast Academy.
Faith Steele
Faith Steele
This CPR course was the best one I have taken by far. The instructor was great! Answered all of my questions and sent me on my way feeling prepared.

In Basic Life Support (CPR-C with AED), you will learn the fundamental skills of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of all ages. You will practice delivering these skills as a single rescuer and as a member of a multi-rescuer team.

The skills you learn in BLS will enable you to:

  • Recognize a cardiac arrest
  • Activate the emergency response system early
  • Respond quickly and confidently
  • Perform high-quality single-rescuer CPR and multi-rescuer team CPR

This course will ensure people in cardiac arrest have the best chance of survival. 

  • Reflects the most recent science from the 2020 Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC and adapted for Canada’s unique clinical health care practice, pharmacology and systems of care.
  • Supports a variety of learning styles with two proven learning formats, including a blended format that allows students to learn at their own pace online and receive focused skills training in-person.
  • Incorporates use of feedback devices, proven to improve learning and skills mastery, into the programming during in-person practice and testing.
  • Reinforces the importance of direct hands-on practice and coaching in acquiring and elevating skills proficiency.
  • Emphasizes the critical importance of high-quality CPR, including coordinated team dynamics.
  • Provides engaging video-based content with real world scenarios.

The BLS course focuses on building knowledge so you are confident and ready to perform high-quality CPR in a wide variety of settings. The course covers:

  • Chain of Survival
  • 1-rescuer / 2-rescuer CPR
  • High-quality chest compressions with a feedback device
  • Multi-rescuer team CPR
  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR and relief of choking
  • Use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device and bag-mask device
  • EXPANDED: Opioid-associated life-threatening emergencies
  • NEW: Role of the CPR coach;  Maternal cardiac arrest;  Anaphylaxis;  Drowning;  Heart attack and stroke;  and, Other life-threatening emergencies


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Course Delivery

Instructor led (in-class)

Some students prefer an entirely, in-person learning experience. Our traditional, end-to-end instructor-led courses meet these learning needs and offer a robust end-to-end learning experience.


BLS Provider

For any and all health professionals wanting a more paced offering and those who are new to BLS or who do not frequently engage in life-saving measures.

Duration: ~3.5hrs, Certification length: 1 year

BLS Renewal

This fast paced course is best suited for health professionals who use BLS skills regularly and require limited practice to successfully renew their annual certification

Duration: 2hrs 50min, Certification length: 1 year

Blended (online & in-class)

Blended learning combines the strengths of online learning and in-classroom training. Among its many qualities, BLS Blended provides a convenient, flexible and robust option for busy health professionals and emergency responders. This option is particularly feasible when balancing the demands of working and learning are critical

Part 1: Online: a self-paced, cognitive learning and assessment program with easy access to a rich array of resources, activities, learning videos, knowledge checks and an electronic exam. Once you have completed the first part of the program you will move on to the in-person portion. 

Part 2: In-class: an instructor-led, classroom-based session where you will benefit from ample opportunity for hands-on skills practice, expert coaching, debriefing, team scenarios and comprehensive skills testing.

BLS Blended Provider

For any and all health professionals wanting a more paced offering and those who are new to BLS or who do not frequently engage in life-saving measures.

Duration: Self-paced online &~2hrs in class, Certification length: 1 year

BLS Blended Renewal

This fast paced course is best suited for health professionals who use BLS skills regularly and require limited practice to successfully renew their annual certification

Duration: Self-paced online & 1.5hrs in class, Certification length: 1 year

CME/CPD Credits & Accreditation

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Heart & Stroke BLS Provider & BLS Provider Renewal Course eligible for two (2) credits per hour under Section 2 of the MOC Program as “Traineeships”.

Heart & Stroke is committed to continuous assessment and accreditation of our resuscitation programs. Check with your college or professional affiliation to see if this course is eligible for credits.

Take Advantage of Affordable Customized Programs

At North Coast CME, we are working to support local businesses with affordable, customized programs that meet the needs of the business and the staff. We have delivered programs to primary care groups, dental clinics, hospitals, medical clinics, service groups, local industry and school classrooms!  We can bring the programs to you at a time and location that suits you and we can even tailor and develop programs that are specific to your requirements.

Prepared to do the Job Safely

Qualified to Work

North Coast is here to provide you with the qualifications that you need to go to work. ACLS, First Aid, BLS and more.

Saving Time and Money

By learning locally you can save money and travel time. Regularly scheduled classes mean that you can get back to work sooner.

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"North Coast had the BLS course that I needed and right away. I had a great experience and enjoyed the instructor."