BLS Online Classes

Take in-person and online BLS courses – and get the best of both worlds. When you choose our innovative blended learning program, you'll have the opportunity to take American Red Cross BLS online courses, and participate in in-person skills sessions. This way, you can learn at your own pace and hone your skills with an instructor in a group setting.

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How Online Classes Work

At the American Red Cross, BLS online courses are easy to access and easy to complete. In order to begin, all you need to do is make sure that you have internet access, and a laptop or desktop computer, tablet or smartphone, then sign up.

Online BLS classes are divided into interactive modules that you can take as your schedule permits. And with unlimited two-year access to the course materials – including a free digital participant’s manual, you can choose to take as much or as little time you need to get through the classes. Once certified, you can even refer back to the materials to help keep your newfound skills fresh in your mind.

Red Cross Training Matters.
For more than a century, we've prepared people to respond to emergencies of all sizes – from the everyday to the large disaster. Join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.

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The blended learning program at the American Red Cross seamlessly combines online BLS courses with in-person skills sessions. This unique training program allows you to learn and practice the appropriate techniques for delivering life-saving care during times of crisis. To join our program, all you have to do is find a class and complete the registration process.

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Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.

The American Red Cross makes BLS certification fast, simple and easy. And with Red Cross Digital Certificates you'll get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus the ability to print, share, and download them wherever and whenever you like. Digital certificates can be viewed, printed or shared online and can be accessed anytime through your Red Cross Account. Each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. Class participants and employers can visit and enter the ID found on the digital certificate (or scan the QR code with a standard QR reader using a smart device) to access a copy of the valid certificate with student training information.

Click here for instructions on accessing your BLS certification online.

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