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American Red Cross BLS Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)

We offer American Red Cross Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Certification (valid for 2 years) that uses a scenario based approach to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that drive better patient outcomes. Our training is consistent with AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, and covers breathing and cardiac emergencies including CPR, AED, and obstructed airway for adult, child, and infant patients.

* These classes are recommended for EMTs, RNs, MDs, Dentists, Medical Personnel, and Pharmacists.

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ONLY $69 (for a limited time)

BLENDED LEARNING (Online + Classroom) Certification Made Simple!
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FREE Digital Participant / Student Manual included!
Same Day American Red Cross Certification! (Valid for 2 Years)
Recommended for: MDs, RNs, EMTs, Dentists, Pharmacists, and Medical Personnel

American Red Cross BLS certification class is designed to train Healthcare Providers to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child, and infant victims with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes.

Duration: 2 hours class time + 1.5 hours online = 3.5 hours total

Why Key CPR?

Take your BLS Class with Key CPR and get your BLS Certificate on the same day. Courses are available in Los Angeles County and Orange County by our expert instructors and give you the flexibility to complete part of your training online through our online / classroom blended learning experience, which combines online coursework with in-person skills sessions, so you can earn your BLS certification your way.

This Course Covers

  • Scene Safety & Assessment
  • CPR/AED Use for Adults, Children and Infants
  • Obstructed Airways
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Communication and Teamwork
  • The Emergency Medical Services System
  • Legal Considerations
  • Precautions


Our CPR/AED certification program also includes a recertification component for current certificate holders, and can help nurses, first responders, social workers, teachers and others, earn continuing education credits. American Red Cross courses, like the ones that Key CPR offers, qualify for CEUs. Classes such as CPR, First Aid, AED, Wilderness and Remote First Aid, CNA training, babysitting, and more qualify for CEU credits. Browse the complete American Red Cross list of courses eligible for CEU training credits.

Same Day Certification

Key CPR provides Same Day Digital Certificates for our graduates. Our highly regarded American Red Cross Digital Certificates are extremely convenient allowing you to access your certificates from anywhere. Paying for duplicate certification cards is a thing of the past. Each certificate includes a unique code which allows employers to easily confirm your certificate is valid. Certified individuals as well as employers can visit the American Red Cross Certificate Verification web page and enter the ID found on the digital certificate to access up to date certificate and student information.

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Common BLS Certification Questions:

What's the Difference Between BLS and CPR?

As far as certifications go the American Red Cross and American Heart Association provide certifications called Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers that are designed for medical professionals rather than the general public. BLS courses covers a lot more ground than what you’d normally learn in a CPR class designed for a layperson. BLS classes cover High-performance CPR, which refers to providing high-quality chest compressions as part of a well-organized team response to a cardiac arrest. It is important to check your employer’s requirements before registering for any training course.

How Much is a BLS Certification?

The BLS course cost depends on the certification curriculum and training provider that you select. However, many affordable BLS certification classes are offered across Los Angeles and Orange Counties, including BLS training courses from the experts at Key CPR. Our prices start at $75 for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers class and certification.

How Long Does BLS Certification Last?

The American Red Cross BLS certification that Key CPR offers is good for 2 years.

Do Nurses Need BLS Certification?

All Doctors and Nurses need to hold a valid BLS Certification like the ones that Key CPR provides for its graduates.

Are Online BLS Courses Legitimate?

Many employers require people who work for them to be BLS certified. Whether or not an online-only course is acceptable will depend on your employer. Most employers allow for blended learning, which consists of part on-line and part in-person classes which are offered by the major training providers like Key CPR. This solution is the best fit for most people by allowing them to take the majority of the class in the comfort of their own home and get the hands on skills taught and tested in-person under the watchful eye of a qualified BLS instructor.

Most employers in healthcare accept only certifications from the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. They cannot be obtained by online-exclusive training but can be obtained via blended learning courses.

It is important to check your employer’s requirements before signing up for any training course.

What is the difference between American Red Cross BLS and American Heart Association BLS?

The American Red Cross and the American Heart Association offer the most widely accepted certifications and are the best options for most people.

  • Both offer 2-year certifications.
  • Both provide blended learning options.
  • The American Red Cross class includes a digital Student Manual for free.
  • The American Heart Association requires you to have your own Student Manual that costs an additional fee.
  • The cost of the textbook often makes the American Heart Association class quite a bit more expensive than the equivalent American Red Cross class.
  • Some employers take one certificate and not the other. Be sure to check your specific requirements before booking a class.
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