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Because your certification is only valid for two years, Minnesota BLS training isn't a one-time process. In order to maintain your credentials, certificate holders who are nearing the end of their certification period, or those whose certifications are within 30 days of expiring, must take a BLS renewal course to avoid a lapse in certification. Once successfully completed your BLS certification will be extended by two more years. The Red Cross offers online and in-person renewal courses so you can choose the right class for the way you learn.
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 Minnesota, 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.
Minnesota 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.
Our Minnesota BLS certification courses allow healthcare and public safety professionals to provide life-saving care to those in need. Our curriculum includes all of the standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses, but also encourages you to develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, and work on reflection and debriefing. All of our BLS courses for healthcare providers are modular and flexible, and can be tailored to suit your department's protocols.
All of our Minnesota, 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.