• BLS for Healthcare Providers


    Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Red Cross is designed for healthcare providers and public safety professionals and meets a variety of certification and licensing requirements.

    Our BLS curriculum includes all standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses, but also allows students to develop their critical thinking, teamwork, and clinical decision-making skills, and work on reflection and debriefing, which serves to strengthen their overall learning and work experience. In addition, our courses are modular and flexible, and offer medical directors, educators and Red Cross training partners the ability to tailor courses to their local protocols, and their students' specific needs.

    Ways to Train

    • In-Person Classes: Designed for those who learn best in a traditional classroom setting, class participants attend lecture and skills sessions with other students in a designated physical location.
    • Blended Learning: Created for those who need additional flexibility, our blended learning courses combine online presentations of "lecture" materials, with interactive scenarios that help improve clinical decision-making skills, and in-person skills sessions. Coursework is self-paced, can be personalized with our adaptive learning pre-assessments, and modular, so you can train on your schedule.

    Note: Throughout the course, whether attended primarily in person or online, students will learn care steps that are consistent with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) 2015-2018 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations (CoSTR)and the 2015-2018 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care.

    Earn Your BLS Certificate

    Sign up for a BLS course – and gain the skills you need to help your community and reach your career goals. From CPR administration and AED usage to critical thinking and problem solving, whether you choose an in-person only class or prefer a blended (online and in person) approach to learning, our best-in-class instructors will help you understand how to use the latest techniques in basic life support. To join our program, simply find a class in your area and complete the registration process.