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American Red Cross Training & Certification Courses

Train to become an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard or Instructor, or learn how to respond to emergencies by becoming CPR/AED and First Aid certified. The skills learned in American Red Cross certification training courses could save a life. Courses include hands-on skill sessions and scenarios, videos, group projects and discussions, and eLearning programs where noted.

  • Lifeguarding and Waterfront Lifeguarding Certification and Recertification Training Courses
  • Lifeguarding Instructor and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification and Recertification Training Courses
  • Babysitter Certification Training Courses
  • CPR/AED & First Aid Certification Training Courses

LIFEGUARDING TRAINING

LIFEGUARDING COURSE

2-year certification includes CPR/AED and First Aid

The course provides entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Pre-requisites: minimum 15 years old by the conclusion of the course; photo ID; complete assigned eLearning program by first class; complete pre-requisite skill evaluation prior to first class: 300-yard swim using freestyle and breaststroke; 20-yard swim, submerge to retrieve a 10lb object, return swim on back while holding the object in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; 2 minutes treading water without using hands.
$325 Member / $375 Non-member

LIFEGUARDING REVIEW (RE-CERTIFICATION) COURSE

2-year certification includes CPR/AED and First Aid

The course re-certifies current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificates. Pre-requisites: minimum 15 years old; photo ID; current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate; pocket mask; complete assigned eLearning program by class date; complete pre-requisite skill evaluation prior to class: 300-yard swim using freestyle and breaststroke; 20-yard swim, submerge to retrieve a 10lb object, return swim on back while holding the object in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; 2 minutes treading water without using hands.
$135 Member / $175 Non-member

WATERFRONT LIFEGUARDING COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains current Lifeguards to guard at waterfront locations such as ponds, beaches and lakes. Pre-requisites: minimum 15 years old; photo ID; current Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate; complete pre-requisite skill evaluation prior to class: 550 yard swim using freestyle and breaststroke; 20 yard swim, submerge to retrieve a 10lb object, return swim on back while holding the object in under 1 minute and 40 seconds; 2 minutes treading water without using hands; retrieve 3 submerged objects, 5 yards apart in 5-7 foot depth.
$100 Member / $140 Non-member

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains instructor candidates to teach Red Cross Lifeguarding and related aquatic courses. Pre-requisites: minimum 17 years old; photo ID; current Red Cross Lifeguard certificate; pocket mask; printed Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Manual; Red Cross Lifeguarding Course Manual; complete assigned eLearning program prior to class; successfully demonstrate proficiency in Red Cross Lifeguarding program skills at pre-course evaluation session.
$350 Member / $400 Non-member

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR CROSSOVER/RE-ENTRY BRIDGE COURSE

2-year certification

The course re-certifies former Red Cross and equivalent Lifeguarding Instructors whose certifications are less than 2 years expired. Successful completion will result in a Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification. Pre-requisites: minimum 19 years old; photo ID; pocket mask; current Lifeguarding certificate; proof of previous Lifeguarding Instructor certification; printed Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Manual; Red Cross Lifeguarding Course Manual; complete assigned eLearning program prior to class; successfully demonstrate proficiency in Red Cross Lifeguarding program skills at pre-course evaluation session.
$250 Member / Non-member

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR/INSTRUCTOR TRAINER REVIEW (RE-CERTIFICATION) COURSE

2-year certification

The course re-certifies current Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor/Trainer certifications and includes an in-water practice and polish skills sessions with peers as well as a classroom-based review of Red Cross administrative policies and procedures. Pre-requisites: minimum 17 years old; photo ID; pocket mask; current Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor certification; printed Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Manual; successfully complete a final rescue skill scenario/evaluation.
$150 Member / Non-member

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains instructor candidates to develop the knowledge and skills to plan and teach courses in the Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Programs. Pre-requisites: minimum 16 years old; photo ID; printed Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Manual; Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Manual; complete assigned eLearning program prior to class; successfully demonstrate Red Cross level 4 stroke and skill proficiency at pre-course evaluation session.
$350 Member / $400 Non-member

CAREGIVING TRAINING

BABYSITTER TRAINING

No expiration

The course teaches participants ages 10-15 how to safely care for infants through school-age children. Participants will learn how to perform tasks such as diapering, preparing simple meals and dressing. The curriculum includes ideas and tools to create a resume, develop leadership skills and build a babysitting business through safe channels. Participants will discuss safe and age-appropriate games to play with children, and learn how to respond to emergencies. Participants will receive a copy of the Red Cross Babysitter’s Handbook for ongoing reference.
$80 Member / $100 Non-member

CPR TRAINING

CPR/AED FOR THE PROFESSIONAL RESCUER AND FIRST AID COURSE

2-year certification

The course trains individuals with a duty to respond to breathing, cardiac and first aid emergencies in adults, children and infants until more advanced medical personnel take over. Real-life rescue scenarios reinforce decision-making skills. Pre-requisite: 2 assigned eLearning programs due at class.
$120 Member/$160 Non-member

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