American Red Cross Certification

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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

 

Register for a Course

Fall 2022-Spring 2023 Courses

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.

This 4-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. This class is for both new participants and those that need to recertify in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Basics. Once you register for the Class pre-course material will be mailed out 7 days prior to the class. The pre-course work will take approx. 2 hours to complete and you must bring proof of completion with you to class. (Screen shot or print out)

Class Information
Date Day Time
August 25 Thursday 6pm-10pm
September 12 Monday 6pm-10pm
September 24 Saturday 9am-1pm
October 6 Thursday 6pm-10pm
November 19 Saturday 9am-1pm
December 5 Monday 6pm-10pm
February 4 Saturday 9am-1pm
March 7 Tuesday 6pm-10pm
April 1 Saturday 9am-1pm
April 19 Wednesday 6pm-10pm

Must bring proof of completion of pre-course work to 1st class with you.

Cost

Member $42 | Non-Member $55

For more information or questions contact John Mihevic @ MIHEVIJP@MiamiOH.edu.

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:

 

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.

Lifeguard Prerequisite
Class Date Day Time Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite October 4 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For October 14-16 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite March 14 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For March 28-30 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite April 4 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For April 14-16 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite April 25 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For May 5-7 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite May 23 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For May 30-June 1 Class

If you can't attend the above time, please contact John Mihevic and schedule a time before these dates. 

Length of class

20 hours

Cost

Member $170 | Non-Member $230 

Class Information
Dates Day Time
October 14-16 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5pm-9pm, 8am-6pm, 10am-6pm Can not register for this class until October 4, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
March 28-30 Tues-Thurs 9:30am-5:30pm Can not register for this class until March 14, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
April 14-16 Fri-Sun 5pm-9pm, 8am-6pm, 10am-6pm Can not register for this class until April 4, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
May 6-8 Fri-Sun 5pm-9pm, 8am-6pm, 10am-6pm Can not register for this class until April 25, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
May 30-June 1 Tue-Thurs 9:30am-5:30pm Can not register for this class until May 23, once the prerequisite is passed


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

6 hours

Cost

Member $82 | Non-Member $100

Class Information
Class Dates Day Time
Lifeguard Training - Recertification August 27 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification September 17 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification November 12 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification April 22 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification May 6 Saturday 8am-5pm

For more information or questions contact John Mihevic @ MIHEVIJP@MiamiOH.edu.

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. The 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 an ability to swim all four strokes decently and be in good health.

Length of class

30 hours

Cost

Member $215 | Non-Member $250 

Water Safety Instructor Dates
Date Day Time
TBA Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm
TBA Saturdays 10:00-12:00pm

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Jackie Huff.

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

Cost

Member $215 | Non-member $250

Lifeguard Instructor Dates
Date Day Time

 

TBA

Tuesdays

5:00-8:00pm

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact John Mihevic to be put on a waitlist.

For more information or questions contact John Mihevic @ MIHEVIJP@MiamiOH.edu.

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.

This 4-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. This class is for both new participants and those that need to recertify in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Basics. Once you register for the Class pre-course material will be mailed out 7 days prior to the class. The pre-course work will take approx. 2 hours to complete and you must bring proof of completion with you to class. (Screen shot or print out)

Class Information
Date Day Time
August 25 Thursday 6pm-10pm
September 12 Monday 6pm-10pm
September 24 Saturday 9am-1pm
October 6 Thursday 6pm-10pm
November 19 Saturday 9am-1pm
December 5 Monday 6pm-10pm
February 4 Saturday 9am-1pm
March 7 Tuesday 6pm-10pm
April 1 Saturday 9am-1pm
April 19 Wednesday 6pm-10pm

Must bring proof of completion of pre-course work to 1st class with you.

Cost

Member $42 | Non-Member $55

For more information or questions contact John Mihevic @ MIHEVIJP@MiamiOH.edu.

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:

 

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.

Lifeguard Prerequisite
Class Date Day Time Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite October 4 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For October 14-16 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite March 14 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For March 28-30 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite April 4 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For April 14-16 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite April 25 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For May 5-7 Class
Lifeguard Training - Prerequisite May 23 Tuesday 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm For May 30-June 1 Class

If you can't attend the above time, please contact John Mihevic and schedule a time before these dates. 

Length of class

20 hours

Cost

Member $170 | Non-Member $230 

Class Information
Dates Day Time
October 14-16 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 5pm-9pm, 8am-6pm, 10am-6pm Can not register for this class until October 4, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
March 28-30 Tues-Thurs 9:30am-5:30pm Can not register for this class until March 14, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
April 14-16 Fri-Sun 5pm-9pm, 8am-6pm, 10am-6pm Can not register for this class until April 4, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
May 6-8 Fri-Sun 5pm-9pm, 8am-6pm, 10am-6pm Can not register for this class until April 25, once the prerequisite is passed
Dates Day Time
May 30-June 1 Tue-Thurs 9:30am-5:30pm Can not register for this class until May 23, once the prerequisite is passed


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

6 hours

Cost

Member $82 | Non-Member $100

Class Information
Class Dates Day Time
Lifeguard Training - Recertification August 27 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification September 17 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification November 12 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification April 22 Saturday 8am-5pm
Lifeguard Training - Recertification May 6 Saturday 8am-5pm

For more information or questions contact John Mihevic @ MIHEVIJP@MiamiOH.edu.

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. The 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 an ability to swim all four strokes decently and be in good health.

Length of class

30 hours

Cost

Member $215 | Non-Member $250 

Water Safety Instructor Dates
Date Day Time
TBA Mondays/Wednesdays 6:00-9:00pm
TBA Saturdays 10:00-12:00pm

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact Jackie Huff.

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

Cost

Member $215 | Non-member $250

Lifeguard Instructor Dates
Date Day Time

 

TBA

Tuesdays

5:00-8:00pm

If you are interested in taking this course, please contact John Mihevic to be put on a waitlist.

For more information or questions contact John Mihevic @ MIHEVIJP@MiamiOH.edu.

Course Fees
Course Member Cost Non-Member Cost
CPR/AED/First Aid ~ Blended Learning $42 $55
Lifeguard Recertification $82 $100
Lifeguard New $170 $230
Lifeguard Instructor $215 $250
Water Safety Instructor $215 $250