American Heart Association Certifications

Life Support Certifications (BLS/ACLS/PALS)

Does your job require Life Support certification(s) or do you have a personal interest in becoming certified? HCC is an American Heart Association Authorized Training Center offering CPR classes throughout the month for healthcare professionals and lay persons. HCC also works with many organizations to provide Life Support training to their employees.  



BLS Provider: The Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers (HCP) Course is an instructor-led course that teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support. This course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. BLS for Healthcare Providers teaches skills using the American Heart Association’s proven Practice-While-Watching technique, which allows Instructors to observe students, provide feedback, and guide students’ acquisition of skills.

ACLS/PALS Provider: The ACLS and PALS provider courses build on the foundation of lifesaving Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. This advanced course highlights the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care, and immediate post-cardiac arrest care. To be successful in any ACLS or PALS course, students should be able to identify ECG rhythms and should know pharmacology specific to cardiopulmonary arrest and other cardiopulmonary emergencies before beginning the course. 

NOTE: You must pass the ACLS pre-course assessment to be able to take this course. Go here and use the code “lifesupport” to begin. You must bring a copy of your certificate showing that you passed this test.

Heartsaver CPR AED and First Aid: Contact us directly at or call 813.259.6010 to schedule a Heartsaver class for your organization! 

HCC/ICCE is an American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center.  As a Training Center, HCC trains and certifies interested participants to become an AHA BLS Instructor. Certified Instructors are “aligned” under HCC’s AHA Training Center allowing them to teach CPR courses on their own.  

The Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor Course provides certification to teach the American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver® CPR Courses.   Instructor candidates must meet certain requirements before taking the classroom instructor course including: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Have a current/official AHA BLS Provider course completion card
  • Be proficient in the skills of BLS

Create an account at to become familiar with AHA requirements and the tools and resources available to you.

Monitoring: American Heart Association Training Center regulations require that BLS Instructors be “monitored” by the Training Center during the two-year certification period to maintain instructor status. Additional fees apply.

Courses are offered throughout the month. Visit the course catalog to find a course that meets your needs.

Course Fees: 

  • BLS Provider (New/renewal) – $49.00
  • ACLS/PALS (New/renewal) – $125.00
  • BLS Instructor – $170.00 plus $100 monitoring fee every 2 years for renewal

Students must purchase and read the Healthcare Providers Student Manual before attending these courses.  

Purchase the E-book through the American Heart Association