BLS Certification in San Francisco

The American Red Cross offers BLS training in San Francisco that's designed for individuals and organizations. Our online, and Simulation Learning experience, which blends online coursework with an in-person skills session, both result in full certification. This way, you can choose the right class for your schedule – and the way you learn. For organizations interested in hosting BLS training for their teams, our instructors can work with you to incorporate local protocols into your classes so that you can train the way you respond.

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Although you hope that no one ever needs your services, as a BLS practitioner it's your job to be prepared to respond quickly, and appropriately. In order to do so, you must maintain your skills long after your San Francisco BLS training has ended. In order to help you stay ready to respond, we've outlined some high-level steps that apply to most scenarios, and offer a wide range of reference materials that you can use to remind yourself of the steps required during specific situations.

Red Cross BLS classes in San Francisco make it possible to get certified in as little as 4.5 hours. However, if you choose to work with the Red Cross to develop a group training session that also incorporates your local protocols, your time in class may be extended. All classes use real-life emergency scenarios to help you learn how to perform CPR, use an AED, and relieve obstructed airways for adults, children and infants. In addition, our classes will help you, and your team, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help you improve patient outcomes.

BLS certifications are valid for two years. If your certifications are nearing their expiration date, or are within 30 days of expiring, you can take an abbreviated course in San Francisco that will allow you to learn the latest information and sharpen your skills – and renew your credentials for two more years.

At the Red Cross, we not only offer BLS classes in San Francisco, but we make it possible for you to become a trainer – and proctor certifications for members of your own organization and your community. To help you become a Red Cross trainer, we will recognize your current instructor certifications and offer free instructor bridging. Along with our portfolio of BLS classes, we are a leading provider of OSHA-compliant health and safety training, offering a wide range of training programs to our partners, including First Aid/CPR/AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, Babysitting, Lifeguarding, and more.

At the American Red Cross we've trained first responders and medical professionals for more than 100 years. And our San Francisco BLS certification courses are an extension of that legacy. Developed with the latest science and best practices in mind, our courses give you the training you need to help during times of crisis.