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Disaster Life Support Courses – ViaSTAR Center

Disaster Life Support Courses

  • Disaster Life Support Training

ViaSTAR Center operates as a local training center to offer courses through the National Disaster Life Support Foundation. A listing of disaster life support courses are featured below.

Core Disaster Life Support

The Core Disaster Life Support (CDLS) course is a 3.5 hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces clinical and public health concepts and principles for the management of disasters and public health emergencies.

Basic Disaster Life Support

The Basic Disaster Life Support course is a 7.5-hour competency-based, awareness-level course that introduces concepts and principles to prepare health professionals for the management of injuries and illnesses caused by disasters and public health emergencies. 

Advanced Disaster Life Support

The Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS) course is an intense 15-hour course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in mass casualty management.

Instructor Courses

Disaster Life Support Instructor Courses are designed for those students who desire to become BDLS and/or ADLS instructors. The course provides a framework for coordinating and conducting the training of BDLS and ADLS. Applicants must have successfully completed the BDLS and/or ADLS courses prior to becoming an instructor in either of the courses.


CDLS Registration: $100.00

BDLS Registration: $250.00

ADLS Registration: $400.00

Instructor Course Registration: $150.00

Instructor Manuals: $75.00

To learn more about the disaster life support courses offered and available course dates, please contact us.