American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR Online Course

American Heart Association Health Care Provider BLS CPR Online Blended Course

This is the course required for physical therapy, nursing, exercise science, respiratory therapy and many other health programs at Bellarmine University.

This is a two-step, blended course; you must first complete the online course then you will complete an interactive video and live clinical skills check-off.

Step one: Purchase your key

A “key” is simply an online link to the course, which will be sent to your email address from the American Heart Association. You can purchase your key directly from the American Heart Association at Type in Heartcode BLS into the search engine to locate the course.

After you complete the online portion of the course, the system will direct you to an exam. You will have two opportunities to pass the exam. If you do not pass either one, you must purchase another key.

Step two: Skills check-off in the Office of Health Services, Newman 121

After you pass the exam, you must complete the interactive video and the schedule a live clinical skills check off.

You MUST make an appointment for your check-off by contacting Alice Kimble via email at The skills check-off is $20.

Keep in mind:

  • There is no pressure at the skills checks-off; staff will show you what clinical skills you have forgotten and ensure you are proficient before you leave.
  • All cards are sent electronically to the emails address of your choice. If you lose your electronic card, call our office to have it re-sent.


  • Make an appointment with Alice Kimble via email at to schedule your skills check-off.
  • Bring your print out from the online course stating you passed, or we cannot issue your card.

Requirements when visiting campus during COVID-19
Bellarmine University is adhering to all CDC and AHA guidelines for CPR instruction.

Please be aware that classes have limited enrollment to ensure the health and safety of our community so they may fill up quickly. Reserve your spot today!

  • Physical distancing of 6 feet is required before, during, and after all CPR courses.
    Do not come to your class if you are feeling ill—please contact your instructor directly if you're not attending your class.
  • Please try to bring your own pen; sanitized items and sanitizing supplies will be available.
    Face masks are required; please bring your own face covering if you have one, otherwise you will be granted a disposable face mask when you arrive.
  • Bellarmine University requires all visitors to complete a COVID-19 health screening form prior to arriving on campus. If you are unable to complete this form remotely, please visit the Office of Public Safety on the ground level of Centro's Treece Hall upon your arrival to campus. If you do not have a thermometer, temperature checks are available from Public Safety.

Thank you for your understanding.

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