Basic Life Support (BLS) Skills Session

RGV CPR offers the BLS skills session which is the final, hands-on part of the American Heart Association HeartCode® BLS course. Here's how it works:


Here's how it works:

  1. Purchase and complete your HeartCode® BLS from the American Heart Association

  2. Once you have successfully completed your HeartCode® BLS online course, email us a PDF of your online completion certificate and register for a skills session (below). Skills sessions must be scheduled no more than 60 days from completion date printed on the online completion certificate.

  3. Attend your skills session (hands-on part of the course).

  4. Receive your AHA BLS Provider certification card valid for 2 years

What to Expect at Your Skills Session Appointment


  • You will be asked to present your HeartCode® BLS certificate of completion.

  • You will practice the following skills for adult and infant BLS: Chest compressions, pocket-mask ventilations, bag-mask ventilations, and AED use.

  • Practice the skills in sequence as a single rescuer and then as part of a 2-rescuer team.

  • You will then be checked-off (tested) on your skills  

  • Recieve your AHA BLS certification card valid for 2 years.

HeartCode® BLS Certificate Verification


We must be able to verify your online completion certificate in order for you to be able to move on to the skills session. We use the following websites to verify certificate authenticity:



If you did not purchase the BLS online portion of the course directly from RGV CPR or the AHA, you will need to verify your certificate number at the above sites before scheduling your skills session with us. Some hospitals that offer the HeartCode® BLS online course use certificate numbers that we can not verify.

BLS Skills Session
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Office Hours By Appointment Only

2111 West Sprague Street,

Suite 1

Edinburg, TX 78539

Owner/Lead Instructor: Marisol Escamilla, RN

Licensed Training Provider

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