CPR Basic Life Support Online

The American Heart Association has developed an alternative way for healthcare providers to complete BLS CPR from the traditional classroom setting. This program is approved for both renewal and initial credentialing. Course completion consists of two parts: the online, cognitive part and skills testing.

Part One:

Access the online portion of the BLS course using the course access key, given to you when you register, complete requirements and pass the written test with a minimum score of 84%. Print the completion certificate.

Part Two:

Participants enroll in a skills testing session offered at Saint Francis within 30 days of completing part one. Testing includes one rescuer CPR, two rescuer CPR with an AED and one and two rescuer Infant CPR. You may practice your skills prior to testing at the same location by arriving early for your scheduled time. Testing takes approximately 30 minutes.

After the participant presents a Part One certificate, successfully completes Part Two skills testing and payment has been secured, an AHA BLS completion card will be issued.

Target Audience

Healthcare Providers required to maintain current BLS CPR status.

Saint Francis employees: Training and Development offers Instructor led CPR classes to meet the Medical Center’s requirement to maintain current CPR status. You can attend any of these classes at no charge. If you choose to complete the BLS CPR online, Training and Development will not cover the online cost for Part One, however, Part Two, the Skills Testing and issuing a card is offered at no charge. Contact Training and Development for information.


Cost: $50

ACLS skills testing only cost: $50

BLS skills testing only cost: $30

To secure enrollment, participants must make suitable arrangements for payment through the Saint Francis Medical Center Training and Development department. At that time, the program and instructions will be issued and the Part Two Skills Testing is scheduled Payment must be secured at the time of Part Two skills testing and before the card is issued.

2018 Part Two Skill Testing Dates (all classes 10:30-11:30 am)

  • November 6
  • December 4

To register, call Training and Development at 573-331-5107.

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