BLS Certification in Washington
The American Red Cross offers BLS training in Washington for new learners and experienced learners looking for remediation, as well as review courses for those who already hold a current healthcare provider-level CPR/AED certification. In all cases these classes take approximately 2.5 to 4.5 hours to complete. In addition, we offer a Challenge component for those seeking certification but do not want to attend a full course. This option allows participants to prepare on their own before completing the required written exam and skills assessment in front of a certified instructor.
Washington 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.
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 Washington BLS classes give you the opportunity to train on your schedule, and demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.
At the Red Cross we know that if you don't use your BLS skills regularly, they're easy to forget. That's way after your BLS training in Washington, we'll give you access to a wide range of refresher materials. Designed to keep your skills sharp and your memory fresh, our refresher materials include quizzes, games and videos, and they're all free.
Our Washington BLS certification courses allow healthcare and public safety professionals to provide life-saving care to those in need. Our curriculum includes all of the standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses, but also encourages you to develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, and work on reflection and debriefing. All of our BLS courses for healthcare providers are modular and flexible, and can be tailored to suit your department's protocols.
In addition to offering BLS training in Washington 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.
American Red Cross BLS classes are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council, the information available in our Washington BLS classes is both proven and up to date. Our world-class instructors, and the entire Red Cross, are committed to helping you learn life-saving techniques that can improve patient outcomes and help you thrive in your career.