How To Renew Your BLS Certification?
How long has it been since you've taken a BLS certification class?
The processing of renewing your American Heart Association BLS certification is integral to your profession as a healthcare provider. Renewing your BLS certification also gives you an opportunity to review your skills as a healthcare provider while also remaining current on your certifications and credentials.
Are you Ready to take a BLS Provider Certification Class?
At Help-A-Heart CPR, we strive to make the initial certification and the recertification process easy from start to finish. Our registration process is simple and convenient. We offer training at several different locations and at a variety of days and times to help accommodate everyone's busy lifestyle.
To begin, simply visit our main registration page and then search for BLS Provider, BLS Renewal, or Heartcode BLS Skills Testing classes based upon your preference. Then click through to view the class schedule.
How Do I renew a BLS certification?
The BLS certification classes at Help-A-Heart CPR are an efficient and convenient way to renew your AHA BLS credentials. Our blended learning classes allow you to complete part of the training online, whenever and wherever is best for you. This is a great option for those looking to renew because you can complete the course at your own pace. This method of learning offers the same high-quality materials and lessons as a traditional classroom, with all the benefits of a virtual class.
To enroll, just register for a Heartcode BLS Skills Testing certification class time slot and location that fits your schedule. You will then need to purchase the American Heart Association Heartcode BLS online course to get access to the self-paced online training modules that can be completed at your convenience. After completing the virtual modules, visit one of our offices to complete the brief skills practice and test.
Once you’ve passed the exam, you’ll receive a American Heart Association BLS card within 48 to 72 hours to prove your certification. You can show this to your employer to let them know that you have renewed your certification. It remains valid for 2 years after the date you complete the training course. Once your certification has expired, just head back to Help-A-Heart CPR for another renewal course!
Who Should Complete The American Heart Association BLS Certification Class?
Taking a BLS Provider certification class can offer many benefits for individuals not to mention that it is most often a requirement to work in a clinical setting with patients. The following are just some of the roles for which BLS training is recommended:
2. Registered nurses
6. Medical personnel
If you’ve taken a BLS class in the past, you will need to renew your American Heart Association BLS card every 2 years
What Topics Will Be Discussed in a BLS Certification class?
During a BLS certification course, we will cover a wide number of subjects related to Basic Life Support (BLS) including the following:
1. How to provide CPR for adults, children, and infants
2. Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims of all ages
3. Use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and special considerations
4. How to use breathing barriers and bag valve masks
5. What to do in a 2 rescuer CPR situation
6. Treatment for cardiopulmonary emergencies and special situations
Renew Your BLS Certification AT Help-A-Heart CPR!
Are you ready to renew your American Heart Association BLS certification? There’s no better option than a course from Help-A-Heart CPR. We understand that everyone has a busy schedule nowadays and our goal is to provide a learning environment that is both relaxed and yet empowering. That’s why we go above and beyond to support our students with nearby destinations, frequent class times, and helpful instructors.
Our BLS certification courses combine high-quality lessons and engaging interactive practices so that each student leaves the classroom equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful. With years of in-field experience, our team of experts is ready to answer your questions, provide valuable advice, and share memorable anecdotes along the way.
Dr. Tracy A. Jones is the CEO of Help-A-Heart CPR, LLC and an American Heart Association, ASHI, and American Red Cross Master Program Trainer, Instructor, & AHA Faculty Member located in San Antonio, Texas.