Our local Manatee Technical Institute has a BLS for Healthcare Providers which looks like it uses all kiinds of equipment and is certified for 8 hrs of class.

http://www.manateetechnicalinstitute..._provider.html

And then there's a CPR for Family and friends non-certified at 4 hrs which looks like it has the tools I'd have available: none.

http://www.manateetechnicalinstitute...pr_family.html

I just didn't know if there would be any advantage of the certified course since it would be 'mostly' with healthcare provider tools. Seems like a good tool to have so I won't look like a dumbass in an emergency. Had some CPR training in the US Army Basic Training, but it was a total of 10 minutes training, tops. And "D" class Security training basically said this is good training to have.

Thanks for any help