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Frequently Asked Questions

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers

 Q. Do I Need to Be a Healthcare Provider to Participate?

A. Anyone can participate. This course will cover CPR, use of an AED, and relief of choking for all ages.​​​​


 Q. What is the Age Requirement to Be Certified?

A. Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to participate.​2

 Q. Does This Course Meet My Needs for Certification?

A. Please speak with your department/school/college/program to confirm if this course qualifies for your certification requirements.​​​​3

 Q. Do You Offer Recertification Classes?

A.  No, we don't offer the recertification course. If you wish to take a recertification course, you may visit our Training Center’s website at​ for more information about classes with Rocky Mountain CPR and First Aid.​​4

 Q. Why Can't I See All of the Classes in the Registration Form?

A. If you are unable to find times in the registration form that means those classes are full.​​​​5

 Q. Is There a Waitlist if a Class Opens Up?

A. Unfortunately, we do not waitlist.  ​​​6

 Q. Can We Pay with a CU Speedtype?

A. We are unable to process speedtypes to pay for courses. Ask your supervisor if you can be reimbursed for this training. The confirmation email you will receive upon successful completion of your registration will include payment information that can be used as a receipt for reimbursement.​​​7

 Q. Can We Reschedule?

A. Yes, but your registration must be modified at least 48 hours prior to your course date. Classes fill quickly and we want to provide available seats to those who can attend. To cancel, call 303-724-2866. Refunds will be decided on a case-by-case basis. 

Please note, the last class of a calendar year can neither be rescheduled nor refunded. If you are scheduled to attend this class you may cancel up to 4 days prior to the class but a refund may not be offered.​​​​

 Q. Are There Any Necessary Prerequisites?

A. No, you do not need to do any prerequisites before your class.​9

 Q. Can I Pick Up a Book Before the Course?

A. Yes, you can stop by the Office of Campus Student Services located at Education 2 North, suite 3200, 13120 E 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045. Please call the office at 303-724-2866 before coming by, to ensure someone can assist you.​​​​10

 Q. Can Classes be Canceled?

A. Classes will only be canceled if the CU Anschutz Campus is closed due to weather or other circumstances. Otherwise, we will make our decision on a case-by-case basis. Please call us if you have any concerns.​​​​11

 Q. Can I Bring My Children?

A. The Physical Therapy Program does not allow children into the lab for various reasons. If you need to reschedule, call us at 303-724-2866.​​​​12

 Q. Why Are Classes Only Offered in the Evening?

​A. Our BLS classes are instructed by student volunteers from the Physical Therapy Program. Student Instructors are in class during the day, and the course is held in a Physical Therapy Program lab that is used for student instruction.​13

 Q. Are There Breaks to Eat?

A. Breaks are not provided for eating purposes. Please eat before class starts as food and drink are not allowed in the lab.​​14

 Q. When Does the Class End?

A. The timing of the class depends on the knowledge of the attendees and any unforeseen circumstances. The class will typically release around 8:30pm.​​15

 Q. How Long Will it Take for Me to Recieve My Certification Card?

A. Cards are emailed within two business days from when the Training Center receives the course documentation. The instructors are required to turn in their paperwork as soon as possible.16

 Q. How Can I Get a New Card?

A. Please contact Rocky Mountain CPR and First Aid at 303-768-8088 to request a new card. They require your course date and instructor name, found in the confirmation email you received upon registering. If unable to locate, please call the Office of Campus Student Services at 303-724-2866.17

 Q. What Does My Money Support?

A. Our BLS for Healthcare Providers course is a fundraiser to support student programming provided by the Office of Campus Student Services (OCSS). The OCSS provides the logistical needs of running such a program.​​18

 Q. What Is the Cost to Attend?

A. The cost depends on your affiliation with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. CU Anschutz students are $50, faculty/staff are $60, and those without an affiliation are $70. If you are unsure of your affiliation​, call us at 303-724-2866. ​​​​​​19