Accepted BLS\CPR and ACLS Education Organizations Colorado EMS Provider Certification and Recertification

ALL EMS provider certification candidates seeking initial or renewal certification must submit evidence of completion of a current and valid professional healthcare provider-level Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS CPR) from a national or local organization that has been reviewed and approved by the department.

In addition, EMT-Intermediate and paramedic candidates seeking initial state certification or renewal of an existing state certification must submit evidence of completion of a current and valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course from a national or local organization that has been reviewed and approved by the department. 

NOTE: The department does not accept online only courses or courses that offer any type of remote skills evaluation. You must have an on-site instructor providing a hands-on skills evaluation.

For more information regarding on-line only courses, visit: http://news.hsi.com/onlineonlycpr

Approved BLS\CPR Courses

The following list of BLS CPR organizations and courses are currently recognized by the department. It is the responsibility of the individual provider to submit satisfactory evidence that organizations and courses not on this list should be recognized.

Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Courses

Organization

Courses Approved by the Department

American Heart Association (AHA)

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers (BLS eCard also accepted)
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers Renewal, including Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)
  • BLS Instructor
  • BLS Provider
  • BLS Training Center Faculty

American Lifeguard and Safety Training

  • Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED
  • CPR/AED

American Red Cross (ARC)

  • Basic Life Support
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers-Instructor
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Providers-Instructor
  • Resuscitation Suite - BLS
  • Lifeguarding & Lifeguarding Review
  • Lifeguarding with Bundle & Lifeguarding with Bundle Review

American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)

  • BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • CPR Pro for Healthcare Providers
  • CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer
  • BLS Instructor 

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)

  • Professional Rescuer CPR
  • Professional Rescuer CPR Instructor
  • ECSI Healthcare Provider CPR
  • ECSI Healthcare Provider CPR Instructor

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

  • Professional Rescuer CPR
  • Professional Rescuer CPR Instructor

Canadian Red Cross

  • CPR Level HCP and AED Provider
  • CPR Level HCP and AED Instructor

Department of Defense Fire & EMS Certification (DoD)

  • Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Healthcare Provider CPR Instructor

Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Courses Cont’.

Emergency Care and Safety Institute

(The department does not accept online only courses. You must have an on-site instructor providing a hands-on skills evaluation.)

  • Healthcare Provider CPR & AED
  • Healthcare Provider CPR & AED Instructor

Emergency University

(The department does not accept online only courses. You must have an on-site instructor providing a hands-on skills evaluation.)

  • BLS Healthcare Provider CPR
  • Back of card must have a BLS-skills completion date, instructor name and instructor signature

EMS Safety Services

  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers
  • Emergency Response Instructor for Professional Rescuer CPR/AED

National Safety Council

 

  • BLS Healthcare and Professional Rescuer
  • Instructor - PR designation

Military Training Network (MTN)

 

 

  • Health Provider
  • Healthcare Provider Instructor
  • BLS Instructor
  • BLS Training Site Faculty

Pro Trainings (ProCPR.org)

(The department does not accept online only courses or courses that offer any type of remote skills evaluation. You must have an on-site instructor providing a hands-on skills evaluation.)

  • ProCPR
  • ProFirstAid Advanced
  • Back of provider cards must include an instructor name and instructor ID number
  • ProCPR Instructor
  • ProFirstAid Advanced Instructor


Approved ACLS Courses

The following list of ACLS organizations and courses are currently recognized by the department. It is the responsibility of the individual provider to submit satisfactory evidence that organizations and courses not on this list should be recognized.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Courses

Organization

Courses Approved by the Department

American Heart Association (AHA)

  • ACLS Provider
  • ACLS Instructor
  • ACLS for the Experienced Provider
  • ACLS for the Experienced Provider Instructor
  • ACLS Training Site Faculty
  • ACLS Regional Faculty
  • ACLS Renewal, including Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI)

American Red Cross (ARC)

  • ALS Provider
  • ALS Instructor
  • Resuscitation Suite - ALS

American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI)

(Some cards may display the St. John’s seal)

  • ASHI ACLS for Healthcare Professionals
  • ASHI ACLS Instructor

American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

  • eACLS Provider (Renewal cards only)
  • eACLS Instructor (Renewal cards only)

Military Training Network (MTN)

  • ACLS Provider
  • ACLS Instructor
  • ACLS Training Site Faculty

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