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. Typically, renewal classes are 2-3 hours long and initial classes are 3-4 hours long. 

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
Thurs, Jan 18Renewal 
Tues, Jan 23Initial
Mon, Jan 29Renewal 
Thurs, Feb 1Initial
Tues, Feb 6


Mon, Feb 12Renewal
Thurs, Feb 15Initial
Tues, Feb 20Initial
Wed, Feb 21Renewal
Mon, Mar 4Renewal
Tues, Mar 12Initial
Mon, Mar 18Renewal
Tues, Mar 19Initial
Wed, Mar 27Renewal 
Thurs, Mar 28Initial
Thurs, Apr 4Renewal 
 Tues, Apr 9 Initial
 Tues, Apr 16 Renewal
 Mon, Apr 22 Initial
 Thurs, Apr 25 Renewal
 Tues, May 7 Initial
 Wed, May 8 Renewal
 Mon, May 13 Initial
Tues, May 21Initial 
 Tues, Jun 11 Renewal
 Wed, Jun 12 Initial
 Thurs, Jun 20 Renewal 
Mon, Jun 24Initial
Tues, Jun 25Renewal

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.​ 

BLS Frequently Asked Questions

Office of Student Affairs

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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