Course Detail: BLST - Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Skills Testing

Are you applying for entrance into a Nursing program and looking to gain CPR certification? Or, are you a current Nursing student or a current healthcare professional needing to renew your CPR certification? This course is for you!

This course allows students to gain CPR certification to meet Nursing program or employment CPR certification standards as a Basic Life Support Provider.

How to Gain Basic Life Support Certification
  1. 1. Purchase and complete the American Heart Association's Heartcode BLS online course. Go to, add the course to your cart, then purchase and complete the module. Once finished, print a copy of your certificate of completion. *Please note the online course may take 4-5 hours to complete.

  2. 2. Come back to this registration page to register for BLS Skills Testing. Click on the link below for the date and time you're available for your in-person skills testing, create a profile, and go to your cart to follow the prompts to purchase your registration. You may also call during business hours M-F to register over the phone at 701-662-1578.
This BLS skills test-out session is for individuals who 1) will be completing or have already completed the American Heart Association Heartcode BLS online course, AND 2) need to test out on the hands-on skills portion in order to obtain a Basic Life Support Provider certification card.

**Registration for this event only covers the face-to-face skills testing portion of the Basic Life Support certification. Students attending this skills testing session will be required to present a printed copy of their Heartcode BLS (online component) completion certificate at the time of their appointment. Failure to do so will result in being turned away from skills testing and forfeiture of your skills testing session fees.**

After completing the hands-on skills testing session, students will receive an email notification from the American Heart Association when their ecard certification has been issued. Please allow 7-10 business days following your hands-on skills testing appointment to receive notification of your completed ecard. Once certification is issued, students will need to claim their card online. Students should log into their American Heart Association account to view their ecard at

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation more than 5 days prior to start of training results in a 25% cancellation fee based on the class fee.  Cancellation 5 days or less to the start of training results in no refund.

Course Resources
BUY Heartcode BLS Online Course : Click link to go to the American Heart Association website to purchase the Heartcode BLS online course. Completion of this course is *required* to meet eligibility to take the BLS skills test. Students should plan to take approximately 4-5 hours to complete this online course.

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