How to renew American Heart Association BLS certification

How to renew American Heart Association bls certification

Has it been a while since you’ve taken a BLS certification class? It might be time to register for a renewal course!

Renewing American Heart Association BLS certification is an important part of your development as a medical professional. Not only is it a great opportunity to brush up on your skills, it’s more than likely a requirement that you maintain AHA BLS certification status for your job. As such, it’s essential to keep up with training and ensure your certification doesn’t lapse.

Ready to take a Basic Life Support (BLS) class?

At SureFire CPR, we make the training and recertification process easy. From sign-up to course completion, our process is simple and convenient every step of the way. We offer training at all of our locations and at a variety of days and times to help fit certification into your busy lifestyle.

To begin, simply visit our Basic Life Support Certification page. Select the course type you need (Initial, Renewal, or Online with Skills Check) and click through to view the class schedule.

AHA BLS Renewal Near Me

Wondering how to renew BLS certification here in Southern California? Look no further than SureFire CPR. We offer an American Heart Association BLS renewal course at all of our locations, so BLS renewal is convenient no matter where you live. Sign up for a class in your neighborhood, near work, or another area you frequently visit so that you don’t need to stress over the commute to training.
We have classrooms in each of the following cities:

How do I renew AHA BLS?

We know that your schedule as a medical professional can be busy. SureFire CPR’s BLS certification classes are an efficient and convenient way to renew your AHA BLS credentials. Our hybrid 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 move through the course at your own pace. It offers the same high-quality materials and lessons as a traditional classroom, with all the benefits of a virtual class.

To sign up, just register for a BLS certification class time slot and location that fits your schedule. You’ll 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 a brief skills practice and test.

Once you’ve passed the exam, you’ll receive a same-day American Heart Association BLS card 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 SureFire for another renewal course!

Who should complete American Heart Association BLS renewal?

Healthcare professionals of any age or skill level can benefit from BLS training. In fact, many healthcare roles even require it. The following are just some of the roles for which BLS training is recommended:

  • Doctors
  • Registered nurses
  • EMTs
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • 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 will I learn in a BLS certification class?

During a BLS certification course, you’ll learn an array of topics related to Basic Life Support that will help you in the field, including:

  • How to provide CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • Care for conscious and unconscious choking victims of all ages
  • Proper technique for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use and special considerations
  • How to use breathing barriers and bag valve masks
  • What to do in a 2 rescuer CPR situation
  • Treatment for cardiopulmonary emergencies and special resuscitation situations

Renew Your AHA BLS Certification at SureFire CPR

Ready to renew your American Heart Association BLS certification? There’s no better option than a course from SureFire CPR. We believe certification renewal shouldn’t be a hassle. You’ve already put in a lot of time and effort to get trained, so the renewal process should be easy. 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.

Contact Us

We’re here to make the BLS certification and renewal process as stress-free as possible. If you’d like to learn more about BLS certification and renewal classes, don’t hesitate to reach out. Use our online contact form or give us a call at (888) 277-3143. You can also learn more by visiting our BLS resources.


An AHA-accredited Basic Life Support certification demonstrates that the holder has successfully trained in emergency life-saving skills including CPR, choking treatment, AED use, and more.

BLS certification expires after 2 years. Anyone who has taken a BLS training course should complete BLS renewal in order to maintain their credentials, but it’s especially important if your role requires you to have BLS certification.

SureFire CPR offers a hybrid BLS certification course. You can take the online training module series from the comfort of your home, at your convenience. Then, you just need to visit one of our many locations to complete a brief in-person skills check to receive your certificate.

It depends on the student, but a BLS hybrid renewal course can be completed in as little as an hour. The online component of our renewal course is self-paced and typically takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours, and the skills assessment takes around 15-30 minutes.

SureFire CPR’s BLS certification classes in California costs just $74.

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About the author

I spent 15 years as a firefighter and paramedic...

And too often I would arrive on the scene of someone unconscious, surrounded by a circle of people feeling helpless. Sometimes those people would even have CPR training but lacked the confidence and experience to act.

That’s why I started SureFire CPR. Our classes are practical and engaging – teaching you the crucial skills you need to know what to do and feel empowered to take action.

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