The BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR, formerly know as HCP (Health Care Provider) is intended for health care workers and first responders. It focuses on building confidence and competence to ensure high performance CPR from high performance teams.

It teaches the important steps to perform a rapid assessment, perform Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, and perform rapid defibrillation including use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Recertification is available only for Red Cross certificate holders, when certificates are full certification (not recertification) and not expired.


The Red Cross BLS (Basic Life Support) class, formerly known as HCP (Health Care Provider), helps participants develop high-performance CPR for high-performance teams.

Participants develop confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills in a team environment for professionals with a duty to respond. This course is intended for students and professionals in nursing, dental, fire service, sports-medicine, lifeguarding, and other rescue teams. 

If this doesn’t sound like the course you need, check out our other courses, or contact us at

BLS, formerly known as HCP focuses on professional team CPR response.  CPR and BLS are not the same course, although they do contain some similar elements.

CPR-C and AED courses are intended for the general public, and non-health care workplaces.   

BLS is intended for health care workers, where an individual is expected to be proficient in applying a high level of skill with a team of advanced responders. 

No, all BLS courses are 100% in person. 

Avoid disappointment, and financial loss by registering into a course approved federally, and provincially.

Participants in our courses are certified through the Canada Red Cross.

Recertification can save you time and money.  In order to recertify though, you must meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • You must be the holder of a BLS certificate from the Red Cross on your recertification date
  • The certificate must not be expired
  • The certificate must be a full course, and not a recertification. 

If you believe that a recertification is right for you, check out the recertification pages on our course list. 

Our policiy outlining attendance, cancelation, rescheduling and lateness is outlined here.  



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Do you know what course you need?

Your employer or educational institution may have already told you what level of course to attend. If you cannot find that course, or aren’t sure which course to take, email us at

We’d be happy to help you find the right course to meet your needs.


Other locations by request

Course contents:

Participants will receive a Red Cross BLS certificates valid for 1 year.

To arrange a private course for your group, CONTACT US

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