BLS Certification in Maryland

The Red Cross offers BLS training in Maryland that's designed to deliver the latest information, and suit your learning style. With in-person and blended Simulation Learning classes, which combine online coursework with an in-person skills session, you can earn your 2-year certification your way. All of our courses use a scenario-based approach that allows you to further develop your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, which can help drive better patient outcomes. And our course materials are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and cover breathing and cardiac emergencies, including CPR, AED, and obstructed airway care for adults, children, and infants.

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Maryland BLS certification courses are led by best-in-class instructors who combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions, which allows you to learn the information and put it into practice quickly. Held in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person classes provide students with the opportunity to ask questions and work through the information with their instructors and classmates. In addition, you'll receive direct guidance on performing skills so you can become confident in your methods prior to taking your certification exam.

At the Red Cross we know that if you don't use your BLS skills regularly, they're easy to forget. That's way after your BLS training in Maryland, we'll give you access to a wide range of refresher materials. Designed to keep your skills sharp and your memory fresh, our refresher materials include quizzes, games and videos, and they're all free.

The American Red Cross offers Maryland BLS classes designed specifically for those seeking recertification. These abbreviated courses can help you understand the latest science behind BLS care, and learn new protocols and best practices. Recertification and renewal courses are available at a wide range of convenient times and locations, and are open to anyone whose credentials are within 30 days of expiring.

Not only can members of your department or organization earn their Maryland BLS certification through the American Red Cross, but members of your department can also become Red Cross training partners. We'll recognize your current instructor certifications and offer a free instructor bridging, so you can start teaching now. Instructors can teach within their own departments, provide BLS training to other organizations, train community members in First Aid and CPR, and more. Plus, with the support, tools, equipment and materials you need to provide training, we'll be here for you every step of the way.

All of our Maryland, BLS training classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, The Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. This 50+ member panel is comprised of nationally-recognized medical, scientific, and academic experts who are dedicated to ensuring that all of our courses include the best science, and the best practices available.