• BLS Certification in Rhode Island

    In Rhode Island, 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.

    The Red Cross not only delivers BLS training in Rhode Island in a traditional classroom setting, but we also offer courses via our blended Simulation Learning experience – which combines online coursework with an in-person skills session. This type of class might be more convenient for busy professionals who need the freedom to complete the classwork on their schedule, those who need to review information several times before it commits to memory, parents who need a flexible class schedule, etc. At the end of the online section, you'll simply need to schedule your in-person skills session to demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor. Upon successful completion of both portions of the class, you'll receive full BLS certification.

    If you or your organization would like to become a Red Cross Training Partner for Basic Life Support (BLS), you'll not only have the freedom to insert your local protocols into your Rhode Island 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.

    After receiving your BLS certification for healthcare providers in Rhode Island, it's important to keep your skills sharp and ready for anything. That's why we recommend using our first aid, CPR, and AED refresher materials every three months. These free, interactive activities allow you to test your knowledge and your skills so that you'll be well prepared to help during times of crisis. Check out our newest BLS refresher materials.

    Our Basic Life Support (BLS) classes in Rhode Island are available to healthcare providers and public safety professionals – and can help you meet a variety of certification and licensing requirements. All of our BLS trainings in Rhode Island are taught by experts in the field, and include all standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses. In addition, our classes help students develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, and allow time to work on reflection and debriefing – all of which can improve their overall learning and work experience. Classes can be taken by current or prospective healthcare providers or first responders.

    The Red Cross not only offers Basic Life Support certification in Rhode Island, but we also provide first responders, medical professionals and others with the option to take Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that can help further your career. We are approved to provide CEUs in Preparedness and Health and Safety Services courses, such as CPR/First Aid/AED, CNA training, swimming and water safety, lifeguarding, wilderness and remote first aid, etc. Explore our complete list of eligible CEU training opportunities – and take your career to the next level.