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
Tues, Aug 8Renewal 
Thurs, Aug 10Initial
Mon, Aug 14Renewal 
Wed, Aug 16Initial
Thurs, Sept 7


Wed, Sept 13Initial
Thurs, Sept 21Renewal
Mon, Sept 25Initial
Thurs, Oct 5Renewal
Tues, Oct 17Initial
Thurs, Oct 19Renewal
Mon, Oct 23Initial

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