Baptist Health is offering the Heartcode complete option for the completion of BLS certifications. This online option offers providers more control to complete the course at their own pace in a two-part program. Part 1 is completed online, and Part 2 is a skills check-off session in a machine that provides feedback.

If you are interested in completing this with us, you may purchase the course by contacting

This course is accredited by the American Heart Association and provides the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for healthcare providers to perform CPR, to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and bag mask and relieve choking in the adult and pediatric victim. After completing this course, participants will be able to perform each of the following skills:

  1. Recall the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  2. Show the basic steps of CPR for adults, children, and infants.
  3. Give breaths with a bag mask.
  4. Perform rescue breathing.
  5. Explain the importance of early defibrillation.
  6. List the steps common to the operation of all AEDs.
  7. Demonstrate the proper placement of the AED electrode pads.
  8. Show how to relieve choking in the responsive and unresponsive victim.
The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that funds cardiovascular medical research, educates consumers on healthy living and fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Claudia Sabogal-Rodriguez, MPHM, MSN, RN, CEN

Program Manager

Claudia Sabogal-Rodriguez, MPHM, MSN, RN, CEN
  • 6,500

    certified each year

Eligibility Requirements and Application Schedule

Our program attracts, educates, and retains exceptional healthcare talent to serve the South Florida community. Program participants will be trained in the Baptist Health Way with a focus on quality, inclusion, compassion, and collaboration.

Eligibility Prerequisites

  • Participants must be aged 16 or older as of the start of the program and should be current healthcare providers or in a collegiate program (e.g., medical, nursing, emergency medical, or allied health personnel) whose daily occupation or volunteer activities demand proficiency in the knowledge and skills of Basic Life Support (BLS).
Acceptance and admission to the program is contingent on submission of all requested materials and meeting all eligibility requirements as determined by the program.

Application Timeline

  • Where do applicants go to apply? For more information, price, and registration instructions, please send an email to
  • When are applications accepted? If recertifying, register 3 months prior to expiration date.
  • When does the program start? Continuous throughout the year.

Life in South Florida

Sunny days, warm people, and multicultural community - these await you when you join us at Baptist Health South Florida.

Together we’re unstoppable.

As a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization, philanthropy makes the difference between what we can do and what we must do to impact the lives of patients.

Language Preference / Preferencia de idioma

I want to see the site in English

Continue In English

Quiero ver el sitio en Español

Continuar en español