Skip to main content

First Aid & Basic Life Saving Certifications

First Aid & Basic Life Saving Certifications

Program Overview

Designed for health care professionals and trained first responders, Basic Life Support (BLS) is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. In this one-day course, learners gain the knowledge and practical experience to recognize life-threatening emergencies and provide high-quality care.

You will learn

  • Single-rescuer and team basic life support skills
  • CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • To give proper chest compressions and ventilation
  • To use an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Team dynamics in emergency situations

Program Format

  • Saturday mornings, on-campus at RDC
  • Full certification course includes videos, discussions, and hands-on practice
  • Re-certification course includes brief concept reviews and hands-on practice
  • Learners should wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to move around
  • No additional homework time is required
  • Course manual is provided in class and included in the registration fee
  • Certification is granted by the Heart & Stroke Foundation

Certification Options

Heart & Stroke Basic Life Saving Certification (5 course hours)
Heart & Stroke Basic Life Saving Re-Certification (2.5 course hours)

How to Register

Registration is available online 24/7. Both Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted. If you are a business or organization looking to register one or more employees, ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (subject: Company%20Profile%20Request) (contact us) for information on setting up a Company Profile. 

  1. Click to Register Now
  2. Create an account
  3. Choose your course and "add to cart"
  4. Click "Checkout"
  5. Pay online with a credit card  


You have questions, we have answers. Contact us by ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email )or call 403.356.4900

Contact Us

Red Deer Polytechnic Inquiries

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

Virtual Tour

Get to Know Us
View our Faculty & Staff Biographies