BLS Certification in New Jersey

The American Red Cross offers BLS training in New Jersey for new learners and experienced learners looking for remediation, as well as review courses for those who already hold a current healthcare provider-level CPR / AED certification. In all cases these classes take approximately 2.5 to 4.5 hours to complete. In addition, we offer a Challenge component for those seeking certification but do not want to attend a full course. This option allows participants to prepare on their own before completing the required written exam and skills assessment in front of a certified instructor.

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Our best-in-class Simulation Learning experience is designed for those who need the freedom to learn at their own pace. Delivered via a combination of self-paced, interactive classes, and culminating with in-person skills sessions, these New Jersey BLS classes give you the opportunity to train on your schedule, and demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.

New Jersey 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.

Our 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.

In addition, you'll receive direct guidance on performing skills so you can become confident in your methods prior to taking your certification exam. In addition to offering BLS training in New Jersey for healthcare providers and first responders, we also offer classes to help you become a certified Red Cross BLS instructor. Not only can this certification allow you to teach BLS classes to your own crews and/or teams, but it allows you to deliver training to others across the state.

Because your certification is only valid for two years, New Jersey 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.

All of our BLS classes in New Jersey, and across the country, use the Red Cross BLS Handbook. This training resource allows you to study real-life situations, which may include complicated scenarios where multiple people may need care, and multiple symptoms may require treatment. This way, you can practice prioritizing care even before treating your first patient. In addition to the handbook, we offer a wide range of online materials that you can access before, during, and after your class, and continue your education long after earning your certification.