EMT Training

The American Red Cross offers continuing education for emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Delivered through our Basic Life Support (BLS) courses for Healthcare Providers, our training opportunities allow EMTs to stay current with their CPR, AED and other basic life support skills for adults, children and infants. In addition, when EMTs from the same facility take Red Cross classes together, they'll not only improve their skills individually, but they'll work together in ways that will help them foster relationships and drive better patient outcomes. Red Cross EMT courses are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC. Participants will receive a free, two-year digital "Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers" certificate upon course completion. Courses are delivered nationwide by our expert instructors, and offer learners the flexibility to complete part of their training online through our dynamic Simulation Learning.


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Training for Medical Professionals

The American Red Cross EMT refresher courses include BLS training, which delivers innovative, evidence-based learning in the format that meets your needs.

Instructor-led: In-person classes available across the country

Simulation Learning: A new blended learning training method. Simulation Learning is an immersive online experience that includes in-person skills sessions designed to bring learning to life.

Why Train with Red Cross - CPR Training Saves Lives

Reid Heiser, Life Saver

One week after 17-year-old Reid completed his Red Cross CPR training, he needed to use it. In November 2011, Reid saved the life of Jim Hammer after he collapsed at the recreation center where Reid worked. Now friends, they share their story.

Red Cross Training Matters.

For more than a century, we've prepared families and individuals, as well as healthcare workers, like CNAs and EMTs, to respond to emergencies of all sizes. Join the millions we train every year and learn the skills that can save a life.

"Without my friend's training, I would not be here" - watch Bre Dumke's story

"I'm really glad she survived that" - watch the Snyder Family's story

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Red Cross Certification Made Simple. Fast. Easy. Digital.

The American Red Cross certification process is fast, simple and easy. With Red Cross Digital Certificates you get anytime, anywhere access to your certificates; plus print, share, and download 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 Red Cross 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 redcross.org/confirm 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 certificate.

American Red Cross EMT Refresher Course

Because techniques and best practices change, and skills can easily be forgotten when they're not used regularly, we offer a range of BLS courses for healthcare professionals. Designed specifically for those who serve the public, these courses cover everything from CPR and AED usage to first aid. In addition, they foster teamwork and professionalism when responding to a crisis. For information on the classes available in your area, visit http://www.redcross.org/courses/index.jsp.