Illinois Fire Service Institute


AHA BLS PROVIDER : 0.00-4.00 Hours

Course Description


Intended Audience: 

The American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider (AHA BLS Provider) course is intended for healthcare professionals or students of health professions. Also, it is required for those wanting to volunteer with IEMS as an EMT-B or EMS Aide. 

This level of certification is sufficient to volunteer for IEMS events and is required to be in the EMT Class.


Registration and Payment:

Part 1) Registration for the course must be done through the buttons below. Please read the cancellation policy thoroughly prior to registering. 

Part 2) Please fill out this form ( to arrange a time to pick up your textbook. Our office is located in the Illini Union Mezzanine (1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801). The AHA requires that all students pick up the textbook 2 weeks before this class. We will not make any exceptions to this rule, and a textbook is required for entry to the class. 


The class fee is a total of $55 (This includes the cost of the required textbook, all required equipment, and your certification)

Until further notice, all IEMS classes will take place at the Illinois Fire service Institute (11 Gerty Dr. Champaign, IL 61820).



If you should choose to cancel your CPR class, please email IEMS at and let us know as soon as possible. IEMS reserves the right to charge for the class in full if you do not notify us in writing at least 24 hours before the class begins or if you fail to pick up the book two weeks in advance. Students who cancel at least 24 hours before the course begins are required to return their textbook (in like-new condition) to the IEMS office within one (1) week of the course to avoid being billed the full value of the book ($16). 

Please note that classes in which less than 4 students are enrolled 24 hours before the course will be rescheduled for a later date; as such, please do not sign up for a course the day before you need your certification.


COVID-19 Safety Notice:

All students and instructors will be required to:

- Wear a face-covering upon arrival at class location

- Maintain 6 feet distancing

- Screen themselves for symptoms and temperature at the entrance of the class

- STAY HOME and RESCHEDULE if experiencing any potential symptoms** of COVID-19 or had known contact with a COVID-positive individual


 How will the course be modified?

- Each class will be capped to ensure enough space to socially distance

- Each student will receive individual equipment and be offered a pair of disposable gloves if desired

- All equipment will be thoroughly sanitized before and after each student

- No mouth-based ventilations will be practiced; rather, a Bag Valve Mask (BVM) will be used


Group Classes

Interested in arranging a class for a UIUC department, group, or organization? Contact


The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.



There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact LAURIE BRAUER

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact LAURIE BRAUER or your regional representative.

If you are not sure who your regional representative is, take a look at this map. It is color coded by county.

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11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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