• BLS Certification in Iowa

    In Iowa, BLS certification classes from the American Red Cross are designed for the way you live, and learn. Whether you need weekend, weekday, or evening classes, learn best in person, or prefer a blended class that combines online coursework with an in-person skills session, it's easy to find the classes you need. Best of all, with a wide range of options available, we make it simple to get world-class training from knowledgeable instructors – whether you live in a large city, a small town or a rural area. Explore the options available, and start your BLS training.

    Red Cross BLS classes in Iowa are not only taught by local experts in the field, but the course and the course materials have been developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by, the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council – a panel of nationally recognized experts from a wide range of scientific, medical and academic disciplines. This helps to ensure that all of the information covered in class and in our course materials meets or exceeds local, state and/or national standards.

    At the Red Cross, we know that everyone learns differently – which is why we offer BLS classes in Iowa in both an in-person, and blended format. The in-person format delivers information in a traditional classroom setting and allows students to interact with each other, as well as the instructor. Meanwhile, the blended Simulation Learning format gives students the opportunity to enjoy online instruction – so they can attend class at their leisure, and spend time studying the information on their schedule. Both courses culminate in an in-person skills session, which allows students to show their skills to a certified instructor and receive full certification upon passing the skills exam. Find more information about the BLS training available in Iowa, and sign up for the type of class that's right for you.

    We know that the information you gain during your BLS classes in Iowa isn't "one and done" – and that your skills will wax and wane with use. That's why we've developed a range of materials that you can use long after your training is complete. Just a few of the options available to help you keep your skills sharp include our CPR/AED refreshers, the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers Handbook, and a variety of fact sheets – like our oxygen, airway, and suctioning fact sheets. With these and other resources available online anytime, you can be prepared to help during times of crisis.

    At the Red Cross, our Basic Life Support classes in Iowa are available to healthcare providers and public safety professionals – and can help you meet a variety of certification and licensing requirements. All of our BLS trainings in Iowa are taught by experts in the field, and include all standard scientific learning objectives necessary in professional resuscitation courses. In addition, our classes help students develop critical thinking and teamwork skills, and allow time to work on reflection and debriefing – all of which can improve their overall learning and work experience. Classes can be taken by current or prospective healthcare providers or first responders.

    If you or your organization would like to become a Red Cross Training Partner for Basic Life Support, you'll not only have the freedom to insert your local protocols into your Iowa BLS certification classes, but you'll also gain the ability to host BLS trainings for organizations beyond your own. In addition, you'll gain access to professional, high-quality research and program development, first-rate, competitively priced training materials, a number of online marketing tools, a secure, online registration tool, and more.

    At the Red Cross, we believe in keeping things simple. From our enrollment process to tracking your certifications. That's one of the reasons we offer every student access to their own digital certificates via a secure portal. With the ability to keep track of your Iowa BLS certification, (and even print or share them with others online, anytime), plus the power to review your training history, there's no need to keep a binder in your home that's easy to misplace. Best of all, each certificate includes a unique ID and a QR code which meets employment requirements and allows employers and volunteer organizations to easily confirm that your certificate is valid.