AMERICAN RED CROSS® COURSES

As the #2 provider of American Red Cross Certifications in the state of Wisconsin, we offer a variety of courses to promote safety around the water and in everyday life. You don’t have to be a lifeguard to be certified in these skills. We can host private classes for your group or organization in our facilities or we can bring the class to you.

PREPARED TO RESPOND

Wherever you are, knowing how to respond quickly and safely to an emergency can help save a life. 

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"Both Senior Leadership and I appreciate that we are better prepared as a College for accidents and emergencies – both on campus and wherever our faculty, staff and students may be."

—DIRECTOR FOR SAFETY, COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

FIRST AID/CPR/AED Courses

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FIRST AID/CPR/AED – BLENDED LEARNING

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a blended learning course, including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed before attending the in-class portion.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate valid for two years.

$75

Blended Learning Materials

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ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children, and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. This is a fully in-person course. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate valid for two years.

$75

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FIRST AID/CPR/AED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This blended learning course features online simulation learning, which combines web-based learning with an in-class skills session. It prepares you to teach courses and presentations for the American Red Cross. Successful completion of the course results in a valid two-year certification from the American Red Cross to teach basic-level Adult, Child, and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED.

$300

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HOST A CLASS

We can host your class in our spaces, or we can come to yours.  All classes outside of Rec Well facilities will have a $100 administrative fee in addition to the per person cost for the class ($75 for campus departments and $50 for registered student organizations).

These classes must have a minimum of 6 students.

LIFEGUARDING & WATER SAFETY

LIFEGUARD TRAINING

Learn how to effectively prevent and respond to water emergencies with American Red Cross lifeguard training. Our courses are designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge to prepare you for a variety of scenarios in and around the water. With our lifeguard training, you will learn how quick response times and effective preparation are vital to being a lifeguard while also understanding the crucial skills needed to prevent drownings and injuries.

$250

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What to expect

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years old on or before the last day of the course
  • Swim 300 yards using a combination of freestyle (with rotary breathing and a strong kick) and breaststroke with correct coordination
  • Tread water for two minutes, legs only
  • 10-pound object retrieval from 7’10” depth
  • Successful completion of online session of course prior to first class meeting (further instructions will be provided upon registration)

Class Components:

  • Now teaching 2017 American Red Cross® Lifeguarding material
  • Learn water rescue skills, CPR/AED, and First Aid
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LIFEGUARD TRAINING REVIEW

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills, extending your certification for another two years. The Red Cross also offers review courses, for those whose certification is still valid (or within 30 days of expiring) while allowing you to continue to work without a lapse in verification.

$125

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What to expect

Prerequisites:

  • Must have current Red Cross Lifeguard Training certification

Class Components:

  • Now teaching 2017 American Red Cross® Lifeguarding material
  • Review water rescue skills, CPR/AED, and First Aid prior to taking the recertification test

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR

Learn to teach American Red Cross® Lifeguarding courses.

$300

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What to expect

Prerequisites:

  • At least 17 years old
  • Possess one of the following:
    • Current American Red Cross® certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    • Successful completion of the Lifeguarding Instructor online session prior to the first class meeting (further instructions will be provided upon registration)

Class Components:

  • Learn how to teach Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.

LIFEGUARDING INSTRUCTOR REVIEW COURSE

Review how to teach Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.

$75

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What to expect

  • Participants have the option to renew their Basic Level Lifeguarding Review certification for an additional $25

Prerequisites:

  • Possess current American Red Cross® Lifeguard Instructor certificate

Class Components:

  • Review how to teach Lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid
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WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

Earn your certification to teach American Red Cross swimming and water safety, and gain the skills needed to teach courses and make presentations to swimmers of every age and ability. Through our Aquatic Instructor Training program, you can help recreational swimmers meet their goals, refine their skills and stay safe in, on, and around water.

$300

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What to expect

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 16 years old at the start of the course
  • Must be able to tread water for 1 minute
  • Must be able to float on back for 1 minute
  • Must be able to swim 24 yards of front crawl, back crawl, elementary back stroke, and side stroke
  • Must be able to swim yards using butterfly

Class Components:

  • Online learning and assessment
  • In-person skills session to develop instructional skills in and out of the water
  • Learn to teach youth and adults how to be safe in and around the water

BABYSITTING AND CHILDCARE COURSES

American Red Cross babysitting and childcare courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. 

Our online and in-person courses are available to those ages 11 and older.

$75

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What to expect

Topics Included:

  • Basic Care for Infants and Children
  • Basic First Aid
  • Child Behavior
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Emergency Protocols
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Growing Your Business