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Please read the following before registration:

At this time, we are only offering the AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Course to the students of Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences (School of Medicine, Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and School of Population & Public Health). For UCI faculty and staff, please check the UC Learning Center for available classes at UCI Medical Center, or contact them at or 949-824-5011.

HeartCode® American Heart Association HeartCode® courses initiated or sponsored by the UCI Medical Center or through the Learning Center are not valid at the UCI Medical Education Simulation Center.

The Medical Education Simulation Center does not offer ACLS and PALS courses.

Course Description

The AHA HeartCode® BLS course is a two-part self-directed blended learning program that allows you to complete, assess, and review the course at your own pace.

Part 1: The Online Portion includes eLearning simulation and interactive activities to teach students the knowledge and skills of basic life support.  Students may access all materials, including BLS Provider Manual, in the online portion; hard copy of the manual is not included. Please allow approximately 90-100 minutes to complete part 1 (depending on experience level).

Part 2: The Hands-on Session is completed at the Medical Education Simulation Center - UCI Campus, using a voice-assisted manikin (VAM), where you must show proficiency in chest compressions, ventilations and CPR. Please allow approximately 45 minutes to complete part 2 (depending on experience level).

Upon completion of the skills portion, you will receive an AHA provider eCard. 


If you have any questions, please contact the Medical Education Simulation Center at