LifeguardingProvides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
-Minimum age 15 years
-Swim 300 yards continuously
-Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs
-Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yeards, surface dive to a depth of 7 feet to retrive a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water withou using a ladder or steps
eLearning: 7 hours
In-Person: about 20 hours
Current authorized Lifeguard Instructor
To train instructor candidates to teach Lifeguard Training (including First Aid), CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Management, AED Essentials, Oxygen Administration for the Professional Rescuer, Preventing Disease Transmission, Community Water Safety and Basic Water Rescue. The training prepares instructor candidates by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials and methods, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants' progress.
Be at least 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the instructor course. Possess a Lifeguarding certificate issued in the last 12 months or have a current Health and Safety Services Instructor Authorization (F5736 or C3005). Pass each section of the pre-course written exam with a score of 80 percent. Demonstrate competency in the skills evaluation.
eLearning: 2 hours
In-Person: about 22 hours
Current authorized Water Safety Instructor Trainer
Water Safety Instructor
Water Safety Instructor
This course trains Water Safety Instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants' progress. The courses and presentations include Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim Levels 1-6, adult courses as well as the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses and more. To enroll, instructor candidates must be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course and successfully complete the precourse session which includes demonstration of swimming skill at Learn-to-Swim Level 4.
about 31 hours
Current authorized Water Safety Instructor Trainer
Blended Learning: CPR/AED/FA
The purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Blended Learning course is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies.
- Breathing and cardiac emergencies (CPR, AED, choking)
- Injuries (broken bones, burns, cuts, stings)
- Sudden illnesses (heat/cold emergencies, allergic reactions)
More Value and Greater Convenience:
- Meets OSHA standards and science guidelines
- 2-year certification with free online skills refreshers
- Free digital course materials
- Centralized support for businesses with multiple locations
Train When, Where and How You Want:
- Blended Learning: combines online learning and in-person skills session
- Full Service: a Red Cross instructor trains at your facility
eLearning: about 2 hours &
In-Person: about 1 hour
Current authorized CPR Instructor
*Online course content will be sent via email to registered participants at least 3 days prior to the course.
American Red Cross babysitting training and Advanced Child Care courses can help you gain the skills you need to take care of the kids in your neighborhood when their parents can't be with them. Created for both young babysitters and seasoned child care professionals, our best-in-class training gives you the opportunity to sharpen your skills and become a safe, reliable babysitter. You can also choose to earn your First Aid and CPR/AED certifications (good for two years. Must register for a CPR/AED/FA Course seperately from this course), which can help you learn how to provide care during an emergency.
In-Person: about 6.5 hours
$75 (FA/CPR/AED certification not included. Register for optional add-on course.)
Current authorized Babysitter's Training Instructor
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid USA
Mental Health First Aid USA Mental Health First Aid is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews appropriate supports. This 8-hour course uses roleplaying and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan, ALGEE, to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis:
Assess for risk of suicide or harm
Give reassurance and information
Encourage appropriate professional help
Encourage self-help and other support strategies
Like CPR, Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a person in crisis and connect the person with help. First Aiders do not diagnose or provide any counseling or therapy. Instead, the program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like, “What do I do?” and, “Where can someone find help?” Certified Mental Health First Aid instructors provide a list of community healthcare providers and national resources, support groups and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support.
In-Person: about 8 hours
Current authorized Mental Health First Aid Instructor
Don't see a course that you want offered? Email the Assistant Director of Aquatics & Safety to request a course.
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