BLS/ACLS training is coordinated by Pam Rosema, a BLS and ACLS 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. BLS/ACLS skills check-offs are by appointment only.

Our BLS certification involves a short online computer course and automated hands-on skills training. Part 1 (cognitive training) can be completed from any computer on campus. Parts 2 and 3 (hands-on skills training) must be completed in our offices on the automated manikins. The computer course can take 1-2 hours and the skills check training is approximately 30 minutes in our office.

Your access to the American Heart Association for the HeartCode BLS Course will be reserved for you. To access the course while on campus, please go to http://hbi2179anes/HeartCodeBLS/ and enter your Login/User Name and Password, (both are your email address initially). 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. Parts 2 and 3 must be completed in our office on the automated manikins. NO refunds are given for this BLS Course.


  • 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 checks within 60 days of completing the online course.

Please note that you can access this course from any computer on campus that has an internet connection by going to http://hbi2179anes/HeartCodeBLS/. 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.

Once you have completed the online course, call Sharon Thomas at 706-721-7754 or email to set up your automated skills check appointment. The processing of ACLS/BLS certification can take up to 20 days to receive after completing the skills check from Laerdal Medical. Please factor in the amount of 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 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 at 1-800-594-9259 or email