American Red Cross Certification

American Red Cross certification courses are designed to help individuals and families overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injuries to infants, children, or adults. These are non-credit classes.

Course Types

New: For people who have not taken the class before or who want to review all skills

Recertification: For people who have current certifications and wish to review critical skills  *Note: you must bring your current certification to the first class

Water Safety Instructor: For people who would like to teach swim lessons to children of all ages in the American Red Cross Water Safety Program

Lifeguard Instructor: For people who would like to get certified to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, Lifeguard Management, and First Aid

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Basics

American Red Cross certification courses are designed to help individuals and families overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations. Learn the skills to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injuries to individuals of all ages. These are non-credit classes.

New Certification

For people who have not taken the class before or who want to review all skills. This 8-hour course teaches CPR/AED, rescue breathing, obstructed airway, choking care, basic first aid and bleeding control. All skills are taught for adult, child, and infant care. New CPR/AED books and pocket masks are provided to participants on the first day of class.

This certification is required for most Recreational Sports Center staff.

Cost

Member $69 | Non-Member $93

Available Courses
CPR/AED and Standard First Aid - New
Date Day Time
February 2 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
February 23 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
March 16 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
April 6 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
April 27 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Recertification

Successful completion of this 4-hour course will renew certifications for individuals who possess current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Basics certifications. This class is not intended to re-teach skills; rather it is designed to address the higher points of the course and test participants' knowledge and skills.

Prerequisite

Must bring proof of current certification to 1st class

Cost

Member $40 | Non-Member $51

Available courses
Date Day Time
January 31 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
February 18 Monday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
February 28 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
March 14 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
April 4 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
April 15 Monday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
April 25 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
May 6 Monday 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

American Red Cross certification courses are designed to help individuals and families overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injuries to infants, children or adults. These are non-credit classes:

Prerequisite

Successful completion of one of these classes is mandatory before participants may register for the new Lifeguard Training course listed below.Participants must be 15 (by the completion of the new Lifeguard Training Course) and will be asked to swim continuously for 300 yards using rhythmic breathing during freestyle and/or breaststroke (goggles permitted).Participants then must tread water for two minutes using only legs. Lastly, participants will retrieve a 10-pound brick from 10 feet of water, swim the brick 20 yards back to the side of the pool, and get out of the water without using the ladder or stairs. This must be completed in less than 100 seconds (goggles not permitted).

Length of Class

1 hour

Cost

Member $16 | Non-Member $21

Available courses

Date Day Time LG Class
April 2 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. April 12–14 Classes
April 23 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. May 3–5 Classes
April 30 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. May 10–12 Classes
May 7 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. May 14–22 Classes
May 21 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. June 4–6 Classes

If you can't attend one of the above times please contact klinejm@miamioh.edu and schedule a time before this date

New Certification

These classes teach the necessary skills to guard at an aquatic facility. Successful participants will receive CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard and First Aid Training certifications. Absence from any class will result in a failure of the course and forfeiture of registration fee. Instructors are not permitted to make up missed material with participants. New Lifeguard Training books and pocket masks are provided.

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the Lifeguard Training Prerequisite. Must attend all class dates and times listed.

Length of class

20 hours

Cost

Member $164 | Non-Member $221

Available courses

Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
April 12 Friday 5:00–9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
April 13 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April 14 Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
May 3 Friday 5:00–9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23
May 4 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 5 Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
May 10 Friday 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30
May 11 Saturday 8:00 a.m–6:00 p.m.
May 12 Sunday 10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
May 14 Tuesday 4:30–8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7
May 15 Wednesday 4:30–8:00 p.m.
May 18 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
May 21 Tuesday 4:30–8:00 p.m.
May 22 Wednesday 4:30–8:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
June 4 Tuesday 9:30 a.m–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21
June 5 Wednesday 9:30 a.m –5:30 p.m.
June 6 Thursday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Must take the prerequisite course before registering for new lifeguard training

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Recertification

Successful completion of this course will renew lifeguard training, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications. This class will update participants on the new American Red Cross 2017 lifeguard guidelines and the 2017 CPR/AED guidelines. Participants should be prepared to take a written and water skill test.

Prerequisite

Must bring proof of current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training and First Aid certifications to 1st class

Length of class

8 hours

Cost

Member $80 | Non-Member $95

Available courses

Date Day Time
February 9 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April 6 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 4 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 11 Saturday 9:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Water Safety Instructor Training

Completion of this course will allow participants to teach swim lessons to children of all ages in the American Red Cross Water Safety Program. It also will certify the participant in the FIT program. Fee includes all manuals.

Prerequisite

Must be at least 16 years old, pass the 60-question written test and perform a list of skills, proving ability to swim all four strokes decently and be in good health.

Length of class

30 hours

Date Day Time
March 18 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 1 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 6 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
April 8 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 13 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
April 15 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 22 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 27 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
April 29 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
May 4 Saturday 10:00–12:00 p.m.

Cost

Member $210, Non-Member $242

Register

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Jen Wood at klinejm@MiamiOH.edu.

Lifeguard Instructor Training

Successful completion of this course will certify participants to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, Lifeguard Management and First Aid classes. Fee includes LGI instructor Manual and FIT manual.

Prerequisite

Must be at least 17 years old, pass the pre-course written examination (60 questions) with a minimum of 80%, demonstrate CPR/AED and First Aid skills, and pass the prerequisite swimming skills, rescue skills, and scenarios test.

Length of class

40 hours

Date Day Time
March 5 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
March 12 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
March 19 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 2 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 9 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 16 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 23 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Cost

Member $210, Non-member $242

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Jen Wood at klinejm@MiamiOH.edu to be put on a waitlist.

CPR/AED

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Basics

American Red Cross certification courses are designed to help individuals and families overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations. Learn the skills to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injuries to individuals of all ages. These are non-credit classes.

New Certification

For people who have not taken the class before or who want to review all skills. This 8-hour course teaches CPR/AED, rescue breathing, obstructed airway, choking care, basic first aid and bleeding control. All skills are taught for adult, child, and infant care. New CPR/AED books and pocket masks are provided to participants on the first day of class.

This certification is required for most Recreational Sports Center staff.

Cost

Member $69 | Non-Member $93

Available Courses
CPR/AED and Standard First Aid - New
Date Day Time
February 2 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
February 23 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
March 16 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
April 6 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
April 27 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Recertification

Successful completion of this 4-hour course will renew certifications for individuals who possess current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Basics certifications. This class is not intended to re-teach skills; rather it is designed to address the higher points of the course and test participants' knowledge and skills.

Prerequisite

Must bring proof of current certification to 1st class

Cost

Member $40 | Non-Member $51

Available courses
Date Day Time
January 31 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
February 18 Monday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
February 28 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
March 14 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
April 4 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
April 15 Monday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
April 25 Thursday 6:00–10:00 p.m.
May 6 Monday 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Lifeguard

American Red Cross certification courses are designed to help individuals and families overcome reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening emergencies such as respiratory or cardiac problems, sudden illness, and injuries to infants, children or adults. These are non-credit classes:

Prerequisite

Successful completion of one of these classes is mandatory before participants may register for the new Lifeguard Training course listed below.Participants must be 15 (by the completion of the new Lifeguard Training Course) and will be asked to swim continuously for 300 yards using rhythmic breathing during freestyle and/or breaststroke (goggles permitted).Participants then must tread water for two minutes using only legs. Lastly, participants will retrieve a 10-pound brick from 10 feet of water, swim the brick 20 yards back to the side of the pool, and get out of the water without using the ladder or stairs. This must be completed in less than 100 seconds (goggles not permitted).

Length of Class

1 hour

Cost

Member $16 | Non-Member $21

Available courses

Date Day Time LG Class
April 2 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. April 12–14 Classes
April 23 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. May 3–5 Classes
April 30 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. May 10–12 Classes
May 7 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. May 14–22 Classes
May 21 Tuesday 6:00–7:00 p.m. June 4–6 Classes

If you can't attend one of the above times please contact klinejm@miamioh.edu and schedule a time before this date

New Certification

These classes teach the necessary skills to guard at an aquatic facility. Successful participants will receive CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard and First Aid Training certifications. Absence from any class will result in a failure of the course and forfeiture of registration fee. Instructors are not permitted to make up missed material with participants. New Lifeguard Training books and pocket masks are provided.

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the Lifeguard Training Prerequisite. Must attend all class dates and times listed.

Length of class

20 hours

Cost

Member $164 | Non-Member $221

Available courses

Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
April 12 Friday 5:00–9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2
April 13 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April 14 Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
May 3 Friday 5:00–9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23
May 4 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 5 Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
May 10 Friday 5:30–9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30
May 11 Saturday 8:00 a.m–6:00 p.m.
May 12 Sunday 10:00 a.m–6:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
May 14 Tuesday 4:30–8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 7
May 15 Wednesday 4:30–8:00 p.m.
May 18 Saturday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
May 21 Tuesday 4:30–8:00 p.m.
May 22 Wednesday 4:30–8:00 p.m.
Date Day Time Prerequisite Class
June 4 Tuesday 9:30 a.m–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21
June 5 Wednesday 9:30 a.m –5:30 p.m.
June 6 Thursday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Must take the prerequisite course before registering for new lifeguard training

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Recertification

Successful completion of this course will renew lifeguard training, CPR/AED and First Aid certifications. This class will update participants on the new American Red Cross 2017 lifeguard guidelines and the 2017 CPR/AED guidelines. Participants should be prepared to take a written and water skill test.

Prerequisite

Must bring proof of current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, Lifeguard Training and First Aid certifications to 1st class

Length of class

8 hours

Cost

Member $80 | Non-Member $95

Available courses

Date Day Time
February 9 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
April 6 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 4 Saturday 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
May 11 Saturday 9:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m

Note: An hour break is given for lunch.

Instructor Training

Water Safety Instructor Training

Completion of this course will allow participants to teach swim lessons to children of all ages in the American Red Cross Water Safety Program. It also will certify the participant in the FIT program. Fee includes all manuals.

Prerequisite

Must be at least 16 years old, pass the 60-question written test and perform a list of skills, proving ability to swim all four strokes decently and be in good health.

Length of class

30 hours

Date Day Time
March 18 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 1 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 6 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
April 8 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 13 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
April 15 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 22 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
April 27 Saturday 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
April 29 Monday 5:30–7:30 p.m.
May 4 Saturday 10:00–12:00 p.m.

Cost

Member $210, Non-Member $242

Register

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Jen Wood at klinejm@MiamiOH.edu.

Lifeguard Instructor Training

Successful completion of this course will certify participants to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED Essentials, Lifeguard Management and First Aid classes. Fee includes LGI instructor Manual and FIT manual.

Prerequisite

Must be at least 17 years old, pass the pre-course written examination (60 questions) with a minimum of 80%, demonstrate CPR/AED and First Aid skills, and pass the prerequisite swimming skills, rescue skills, and scenarios test.

Length of class

40 hours

Date Day Time
March 5 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
March 12 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
March 19 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 2 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 9 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 16 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.
April 23 Tuesday 5:00–8:00 p.m.

Cost

Member $210, Non-member $242

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Jen Wood at klinejm@MiamiOH.edu to be put on a waitlist.