BLS Certification and Recertification

We know you’re tight on time. Make what you have count with expert-designed online training.

With Career Step’s BLS certification and recertification courses you can take advantage of everything we’ve learned in nearly 2 decades of training busy healthcare professionals (like you) online. Make your time count:

  • Train when it’s most convenient for you whether that’s in between patients, a marathon 6-hour stretch, or late nights after work.
  • Start and stop your training whenever you need to. You’ll have access to the course material until you pass the certification exam, so you have the flexibility to study when it works for you.
  • Learn exactly the information you need to keep your skills up-to-date. The curriculum is based on the latest ECC guidelines, and you can spend the most time on those topics you need to brush up on.
  • Get your card immediately as soon as you pass the certification exam. You’ll have access to a digital, printable card right away and your printed card will be mailed out quickly after you pass.

Thousands of healthcare professionals have successfully used our programs, and we work hard to make sure our cards are accepted. Our courses are accredited by a number of third-party, national associations.

Guidelines Taught

Career Step’s BLS certification and recertification courses are built on the latest ECC guidelines. Upon completion, you will be able to handle nearly all cardiopulmonary emergencies:

  • Recall the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  • Demonstrate the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  • Perform rescue breathing for adults, children, and infants.
  • Administer breaths using a bag-valve mask device and pocket face mask.
  • Perform CPR as a lone rescuer or as a part of a 2-rescuer team.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate procedure and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Accreditation

Career Step’s BLS certification and recertification courses are accredited and approved to provide CEU credits in joint partnership with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) and through the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

This means that our BLS certification and recertification courses are approved for the following CEUs.

Accrediting Body: Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE)

Program Name CAPCE Code Credit Hours
BLS Certification17-CSTEP-F3-00038 hours
BLS Recertification17-CSTEP-F3-00044 hours

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

Program Name Credit Hours
BLS Certification 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
BLS Recertification 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation

Program NameCredit Hours
BLS Certification 4 hours
BLS Recertification 2 hours

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP)

Program Name Credit Hours
BLS Certification 4 ADA credits
BLS Recertification 2 ADA credits

Accrediting Body: Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PIM) through the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

Program Name Contact Hours Universal Activity Number
BLS Certification 4 hours (0.80 CEUs) 809-999-16-217-H01-P
BLS Recertification 2 hours (0.40 CEUs) 809-999-16-218-H01-P
BLS Recertification 2 hours (0.40 CEUs) 809-999-16-218-H01-P