BLS Certification in Illinois
In Illinois, BLS certification classes are taught by local professionals, and include only proven, vetted procedures. All of our programs are based on the latest science, standards and regulations, and are overseen by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of nationally recognized experts from scientific, medical, and academic disciplines. With the Council's guidance, we're able to ensure that our BLS trainings align with the latest evidence-based knowledge in science and medicine, and adhere to relevant industry guidelines.
Basic Life Support classes in Illinois are designed for healthcare professionals, including first responders, who provide care in offices or in emergency situations. All of our courses use a scenario-based approach that allows class participants to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can help improve patient outcomes. Course materials are consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, cover care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, and deliver training in CPR, AED, and obstructed airways – for adults, children, and infant patients. Browse the BLS trainings available in your area, and gain the skills necessary to help during times of crisis.
When you choose one of our in-person BLS classes in Illinois, you'll not only train to the highest standards with an expert in the field, but you'll also have the time to learn from those around you. With the ability to ask questions, discuss scenarios as a group, hear anecdotal stories that can make salient points more meaningful, and receive clarifications, your training can become more personal, more accessible, and ultimately synthesized more deeply. Find a BLS certification class available in your area – and learn from some of the best in the industry.
After completing your BLS training in Illinois, you'll be one step closer to beginning many careers. And although some of the options listed here require additional training or other certifications, your BLS credentials put you ahead of the game. Just a few of the careers that often require a BLS certification include: firefighter, police officer, EMT, paramedic, doctor, dentist, nurse, CNA, medical assistant, childcare provider, lifeguard, personal trainer, and more. Of course, requirements for specific careers can vary by state, city, county, or even organization, so if you're interested in a career that requires BLS training, do your research to determine how to best accomplish your goals. And know that at the Red Cross, we'll be here to help.
At the Red Cross, our BLS recertification courses are designed for those whose credentials are currently valid or within 30 days of expiring. Classes are abbreviated, and result in a two-year certification. All of our Illinois BLS renewal classes are taught by industry experts who can help you learn the latest techniques for providing care, refresh your memory, and further your expertise in basic life support. Find a BLS recertification class in your area.
If you or your organization would like to become a Red Cross Training Partner for Basic Life Support, you'll not only have the freedom to insert your local protocols into your Illinois BLS certification classes, but you'll also gain the ability to host BLS trainings for organizations beyond your own. In addition, you'll gain access to professional, high-quality research and program development, first-rate, competitively priced training materials, a number of online marketing tools, a secure, online registration tool, and more.
At the Red Cross, we believe in giving you everything you need to succeed. From the latest evidence-based information to world-class instruction, classroom materials that allow you to practice your skills to refresher materials that can help you keep those skills sharp long after your class has ended – we'll be here for you every step of the way. For details on all of the Illinois Basic Life Support certification classes available, check our newest class schedule.