How to renew American Heart Association BLS certification

 In 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!

BLS certification American Heart Association renewal 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 BLS recertification easy. We offer a variety of options for BLS classes, including online certification courses. With many locations across Southern California, BLS renewal is convenient no matter where you live. Find the location closest to you and learn more at the links below:

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 all 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.

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.


If you still have some questions about American Heart Association BLS certification renewal, check out the answers to these FAQs:

What is BLS recertification?

BLS recertification is the process of renewing your AHA BLS certification. BLS certification cards expire every two years, so medical professionals need to take a renewal course in order to renew certification and maintain their credentials.

Who should renew BLS certification?

BLS certification is recommended for most medical professionals. If you’ve previously taken a BLS course, your American Heart Association BLS card is valid for 2 years from the date you completed training. If your job requires AHA BLS certification, you’ll need to renew it every 2 years in order to maintain certification.

Can I renew my AHA BLS online?

Our BLS course is made of 2 components: an online training module series and an in-person assessment. Our online training is self-paced and can be completed at your convenience. You’ll just need to stop by for a brief in-person skills check to receive your certification.

How long is the AHA BLS renewal course?

BLS renewal courses can be completed in as little as an hour. The online component of our BLS renewal course takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours depending on your experience, while the in-person assessment can take as little as 15 minutes.

Contact Us

We’re here to help make the BLS certification and renewal process stress-free. If you would like to learn more about Online BLS certification classes, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via our online contact form or by phone at (888) 277-3143.

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