ACLS/BLS training is coordinated by Pam Rosema, an ACLS/BLS instructor and registered respiratory therapist. To register for a class or to schedule a skills check-off, please contact Sharon Thomas at 706-721-7754. ACLS/BLS skills check-offs are by appointment only.


Our BLS certification involves a short online computer course and automated hands-on skills training. NO refunds are given for this course.

Part 1 (cognitive training)

Part 1 can be completed from any computer on campus that has internet access and can take 1-2 hours to complete. Your access to the American Heart Association for the HeartCode BLS Course will be reserved for you.

To access the course, please go to http://hbi2179anes/HeartCodeBLS/ and enter your Login/User Name and Password (both are your email address initially). You will be prompted to change your password the first time you enter the course; thereafter you can simply enter your email and password for entry. You will then be taken to a “User Details” page to enter the exact name that will appear on your card and to change your password. After you log in, you may begin with Part 1 on any campus computer.

Once you have completed the online course, contact Sharon Thomas at 706-721-7754 or by email to set up your automated skills check appointment.

Parts 2 and 3 (hands-on skills training)

Parts 2 and 3 must be completed in our offices on the automated manikins and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Be sure to:

  • PRINT THE PART 1 CERTIFICATE AND CALL 706-721-7754 TO SET UP THE SKILLS CHECK TRAINING. (Bring certificate to appointment.)
  • You must complete your skills check within 60 days of completing the online course.

Processing Time

It can take up to 20 days to receive ACLS/BLS certification from Laerdal Medical after completing the skills check. Please factor in the time it will take to complete the online course, skills check, and processing if you need certification for credentialing purposes.

If possible, please email your online course completion certificates (Part 1 and Parts 2, 3) ahead of time to Sharon Thomas and include your home address and an alternate email address. This information is used for certification processing only. If you have any questions about this course, please contact Laerdal Technical Support by phone (1-800-594-9259) or email.