Basic Life Support Certification

Availability: Continuous

Length: 4 Hours

Department: Red Cross
Campus: Brampton, Guelph, Milton, Mississauga, Vaughan
Semester: Continuous
Duration: 4 Hours

Topics: BLS Certification

Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills in a team environment for professionals with a duty to respond. Teaches the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, perform Basic Life Support skills, and perform rapid defibrillation including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy can also be added as additional certifications to this course.

1-year certification in Basic Life Support (digital certificate issued upon successful completion)




Successfully demonstrate all course skill competencies

Minimum 75% mark for written, closed book, knowledge evaluation

Attend and participate in 100% of the course


Stand-alone course – 4 hours

With Airway Management – 5 hours

With Oxygen Therapy – 5 hours

With Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy – 6 hours


2 hours

Course Content

Glove removal

Primary Assessment

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Airway Obstruction

Assisted Ventilation

Basic Life Support special considerations

Participant Materials

Canadian Red Cross BLS Field Guide

In-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals. Pre-hospital care providers may include professionals in fire service, rescue teams, sports medicine, lifeguards, and ski patrol.