Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

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The Office of Student Affairs offers Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for CU alumni, faculty, staff, students, and unaffiliated community members. This is a 4-hour traditional classroom course where BLS is taught and demonstrated. Participants learn to recognize life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, and use an AED.      

You don't need to be a healthcare provider to participate. The BLS course provides a two-year certification through the American Heart Association.

​​​​​​Participants will receive the BLS Provider Manual at the beginning of class. The course will be held in the Education 2 North Building, #3108. The class will start promptly at 5pm so we suggest getting there early or you may not be permitted into the class.

Visitors are encouraged to park in the Ignacio or Georgetown lots. A parking map can be found in the confirmation email after registering for the course.

Dates and Types of Classes:

You are able to take one of two classes. 

1. If you don't have a valid AHA BLS provider certification card you will register below for the Initial class. 

2. If you already have taken a AHA BLS Provider certification card and/or if it has expired in the last 60 days, you will register below for a Renewal classes.


DateType of Class
Tues Nov 15Renewal
Mon Nov 21Initial
Thurs Dec 1 Renewal 
Tues Dec 6Initial

Rocky Mountain CPR is offering BLS courses at their Yosemite location. Visit​ for more details.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or 303-724-4435.​ 

Hiring Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructors for 2023


This posting is for student instructors to teach the Basic Life Support (BLS) program.

The Office of Student Affairs offers a Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course. This course is certified through Rocky Mountain CPR and The American Heart Association. It is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

Student instructors teach the courses which are offered several times per week (Monday – Thursday 5:00-9:30pm) throughout the school year. The Office of Student Affairs pays for the student instructors to be professionally trained and American Heart Association Certified. Once certified, each student employee will be scheduled to teach the BLS courses.

Position Description - Student Affairs - BLS Student Instructor

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