About Our Organization

The Tidewater Center for Life Support Training (TCLS) is a program of EVMS. We offer American Heart Association basic life support courses.

Our business office is located in Smith Rogers Hall 358 Mowbray Arch Norfolk VA  23507. All CPR courses are conducted in Smith Rogers Hall. Advanced trauma life support courses (ATLS) are conducted in Lester Hall, 651 Colley Avenue Norfolk, VA  23507.

In addition to our routinely offered CPR courses,  we are available to conduct courses at locations, such as your office,  to meet your training needs and schedule. Please call for more information about training at your preference. 

We also offer Family and Friends CPR training, disease prevention and transmission, and a variety of other health and safety courses. These course can be tailored to fit the needs of your staff.

Please contact BLS Marketing, Gordon Degges at 757 446-5926 or email deggesgs@evms.edu.


Our registration and refund and cancellation policy:


Registration for Basic Life Support courses should be received within 48 hours of the course date. Refunds are given (less a $10 fee) with at least seven days notice

TCLS reserves the right to cancel any course due to low enrollment. Refunds for canceled course will be given (less the cost of text/materials if not returned unopened) in full.

In cases of inclement weather, please monitor your TV or radio for cancellation or delay of classes. Look for information about EVMS as we follow the medical school policies. 



The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in BLS, ACLS and PALS and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in and education course does not represent course sponsorship by AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion if fees needed for AHA course materials do not represent income to the