BLS Certification in Texas

American Red Cross BLS classes in Texas can help you safely and effectively respond to medical emergencies in your community. By combining traditional coursework, like reading and lecture, with hands-on experience, our Basic Life Support training program provides you with the information and techniques necessary for providing the right level of care and improving patient outcomes.

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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 Texas BLS classes give you the opportunity to train on your schedule, and demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.

Texas 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.

Because your certification is only valid for two years, Texas 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.

The American Red Cross offers Texas 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.

In addition to offering BLS training in Texas 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.

All of our BLS classes in Texas, 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.