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Frequently Asked Questions

Which BLS (Basic Life Support) class do I have to take?

There are two types of classes:

The initial certification is for those who have never taken a BLS for Healthcare Providers class before. It is also for those who have let their cards expire.

The renewal certification is for those who have taken a BLS for Healthcare Providers class before and need to renew their cards before they expire.

Please Note: There are many different types of CPR classes available in the community and in the workplace. You need to have done the certification for Healthcare Providers (also called CPR/BLS for the Professional Rescuer) in order to take the renewal class at Barry. You must show this card, or provide a copy (front and back) at the time of registration for a renewal course.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are usually held in the Wiegand building at Barry’s main campus. An e-mail will be sent the day before class to confirm time and location.

How much do the classes cost?

The initial certification costs $80, while the renewal certification costs $50.

Are there any materials to read before the class?

Yes. At the time of registration, you will be loaned an American Heart Association BLS course book. The book is Barry University’s property and needs to be returned on the day of your class. If you lose the book or wish to keep it, you may contact Professor Owen in order to make a purchase. If you register late for a class, there may not be enough time for you to receive the book and review it.

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