Who Needs Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification

 

BLS certification is generally more intensive and complex than CPR training and encompasses a wider variety of medical training. A CPR course can often be a precursor, but not necessary to taking BLS certification course, which is often considered a slightly more advanced option.  Layperson (non healthcare providers) CPR training is generally what is taken if participants are not healthcare providers.   Employers accepts both CPR Training and BLS for Healthcare Providers when CPR Training is required.    Please note that if you are required to take First Aid Training, First Aid Training is NOT the same as CPR or BLS Training.  If you need First Aid Training you must ensure that the course you are taking includes First Aid Training or you may take First Aid Training as a separate course online or in person.   

 

 

List of Jobs/Professions that require Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification

If you are working in a hospital, please ask your hospital administrator if they accept American Red Cross Basic Life Support training.

If you need American Heart BLS please enroll in our American Heart BLS Course

If you do not see your job/profession below, check with your employer or school if you need BLS or CPR training 

 

Acupuncturist

Anesthesiologist

Cardiovascular Technologist and Technician, Including Vascular Technologist

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Chiropractor

Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist

Dentist

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Dietician

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Firefighter or Fireman

Laboratory Technician

Law Enforcement Officer

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Lifeguard

Medical Doctor/Physician

Medical Assistant

Medical Office Personal

Medical Technologist

Midwives

Nurse

Occupational Therapist

Paramedic

Pharmacist

Pharmacy Technician

Phlebotomist

Physical Therapists Assistant

Physician/Medical Doctor

Physician Assistant

Police Officer

Radiation Therapist

Radiologist

Radiology Technician

Respiratory Therapist

X-Ray Technician

If you are working in a hospital, please ask your hospital administrator if they accept American Red Cross Basic Life Support training.

If you need American Heart BLS please enroll in our American Heart BLS Course