Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification

BLS Recert is an advanced CPR course in Vancouver, designed by the Canadian Red Cross for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals. 

Designed to build participant confidence in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills in a team environment for professionals with a duty to respond. 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). 

Airway Management and Oxygen Therapy can also be added as additional certifications to this course. These additions add 2 hours to the length of the course, making it 6 hours in total.


Enroll in our Basic Life Support Recertification course today. Together, let’s make Vancouver safer!

Basic Life Support Schedule

Basic Life Support Course Content

  • Glove removal
  • Primary Assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Assisted Ventilation
  • Basic Life Support special considerations

Who should take BLS?

This course teaches the advanced life-saving skills that any health care professional should know.  In-facility care providers, including nursing staff, care aides, medical and dental professionals should take this course. Pre-hospital care providers, which may include professionals in a fire service, rescue team, sports-medicine, lifeguards and ski patrol may also take BLS.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will leave at the end of the day with your official Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support CertificateCertifications expires 1 year from the date of your course. 


“The course was very well run! Good practice beyond the theoretical material and very engaging class.”

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Private BLS Course at your Workplace

Book Fundamental First Aid to provide a private group course at your worksite.

We bring all the materials and equipment needed to certify your staff in Basic Life Support on-site anywhere in Greater Vancouver!

Frequently asked questions

What is Basic Life Support?

BLS is an advanced CPR course designed by the Canadian Red Cross. Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued an a Basic Life Support certificate. 

Can I do this course online?

No. You cannot complete this course online. This course teaches advanced skills and in order to be certified, these skills must be signed off by a qualified first aid instructor. 

Is there a written exam in a BLS course?

Yes, there is a 20 question multiple choice exam that you will complete at the end of your class. You have 30 minutes to complete the test, and you must get 15 of the questions correct in order to pass the course. 

Can I work as a first aid attendant with a bLS certificate?

No. If you are taking this course for work, CPR-C is not recognized by WorkSafeBC as equivalent to any of the Occupational First Aid programs that are designed for workplace first aid attendants.

Do you offer BLS courses in Vancouver?

Yes, all of our public courses are held at our training facility in Vancouver. Check out our Vancouver Campus page to see where we are and learn more about how we offer the absolute best Basic Life Support and first aid courses in Vancouver.


Fundamental First Aid Ltd. 

1868 Glen Dr, Suite 206

Vancouver, BC  V6A 4K4

Call or Text: (604) 841-2541


Sunday         Closed

Monday        9:00AM – 5:00PM

Tuesday        9:00AM – 5:00PM

Wednesday  9:00AM – 5:00PM

Thursday      9:00AM – 5:00PM

Friday            9:00AM – 5:00PM

Saturday       Closed

Fundamental First Aid Ltd. acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations

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