BLS Pre-course Assessment


BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge

Heart & Stroke’s BLS Renewal course is an accelerated program designed specifically for the experienced BLS provider. The BLS Renewal course puts the emphasis on skills and cognitive retention and does not re-teach all of the components covered in the full BLS Provider course. It is essential for student progress and course delivery that all students have the same baseline knowledge on entry into the BLS Renewal course.

The pre-requisite for attendance at Heart & Stroke’s BLS Renewal course is current certification (taken within the last 12 months) in Heart & Stroke BLS.

The BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge is designed to ensure the provider has the baseline knowledge to attend the BLS renewal course when they do not have a current Heart & Stroke BLS completion card.

You are eligible to take the BLS Prerequisite Challenge if you are a BLS provider who has:

  • A BLS or “healthcare provider (HCP)” completion card from another agency
  • An expired Heart & Stroke BLS Provider course completion card
  • Not taken a recent (within the past 12 months) BLS course, but you are confident in your BLS skills through regular use in your work in the ED, CCU, ICU on code team, or as a paramedic
  • A current Heart & Stroke BLS Provider completion card but are uncertain of your proficiency level and wish to assess your knowledge.

Once you have successfully completed the BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge, you will be able to print your certificate. You will also receive a PDF copy of your certificate via email. Please bring a printed or electronic copy of your Completion Certificate to your BLS Provider Renewal course. Some Instructors may ask you to email them your certificate prior to the day of class.

There is a $10 fee to complete the BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge. Each purchase allows you to take the BLS Renewal Prerequisite Challenge up to two (2) times. If you are unsuccessful after the second attempt, you are encouraged to take a full Heart & Stroke BLS Provider course.

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Please note that you are required to have a current edition of the Heart & Stroke BLS Provider Manual – print (RE3310E) or eBook(RE3310ED) to complete the BLS prerequisite Challenge and participate in your BLS Renewal course. Click here to visit the Heart Shop and purchase your BLS Provider manual.

Optional course materials:

  • 2015 ECC Handbook – print (RE0120E) or eBook (RE0120ED)

If you do not already have your required BLS Renewal course resources be sure to order them now on Heart Shop.

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