Training & Certifications

American Red Cross certification courses are offered in the fall and spring semesters. 

 

Fall 2017 Schedule: 

 

Course Dates   Cost
American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Course 10/13-10/15

 

$200 (Member)

$225 (Non-Member)

American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Course 12/1-12/3

 

$200 (Member)

$225 (Non-Member)

American Red Cross Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Review Course 10/28  

$100 (Member)

$125 (Non-Member)

 

Current offerings are listed below with descriptions and prerequisites. 

Please use the youth registration form for participants between the age of 14-17. Per the American Red Cross, you must turn 15 years of age on the last day of the course offering to enroll in the Lifeguarding class. 

 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Smith Gym
10/13/17 - Oct 15
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 13 - Oct 15 in Smith Gym
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course

Smith Gym
12/1/17 - Dec 3
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Dec 1 - Dec 3 in Smith Gym
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Youth participants, under the age of 18, must complete the youth registration for this course. This registration is for adults who are 18 years or older. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Smith Gym
10/13/17 - Oct 15
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 13 - Oct 15 in Smith Gym
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. This registration is for Youth (under 18 years). Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Smith Gym
12/1/17 - Dec 3
[F] 5:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Dec 1 - Dec 3 in Smith Gym
 
Interested in becoming a lifeguard? Take this American Red Cross certification course now! This course teaches the duties, responsibilities and skills necessary to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Successful participants will be certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. This registration is for Youth (under 18 years). Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent.The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. Upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years and will be titled Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course

Smith Gym
10/28/17
[Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 28 in Smith Gym
 
This update course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to update skills to the newest American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content and renew certification. Successful participants will be re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid for 2 years. ***You will need to bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification along with a valid government issued form of identification. These items will be verified by the instructor prior to the course starting. We can not submit a course record for your renewed certification without verifying your current certification. Please use the Youth Registration to enroll participants who are under the age of 18. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email sposey@wsu.edu so you can fill out the youth risk and release waiver form prior to the course. If you have any questions about the course please contact Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.
 

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Review Certification Course (Youth Registration)

Smith Gym
10/28/17
[Sa] 9:00 a.m.
Oct 28 in Smith Gym
 
This update course is to give currently certified lifeguards the opportunity to update skills to the newest American Red Cross Lifeguarding course content and renew certification. Successful participants will be re-certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid for 2 years. ***You will need to bring a copy of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification along with a valid government issued form of identification. These items will be verified by the instructor prior to the course starting. We can not submit a course record for your renewed certification without verifying your current certification. Please use the Youth Registration to enroll participants who are under the age of 18. Prerequisite: *Minimum age of 15 before the last day of the scheduled class. *Swim 300 yards continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Participants may use front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. *Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 minute, 40 seconds. *Tread water with hands under armpits for 2 minutes. Certification Requirements: Attend the entire course, participate in all skill sessions and scenarios, demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios, pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80 percent. The practice sessions will require some strenuous physical activity. You are encouraged to check with your health-care professional before participating in the practice sessions. If a medical condition or disability exists that might prevent participation in the activities, or there are questions about fully participating in the Lifeguarding course, please contact the Aquatics Coordinator, Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509-335-8208 prior to the course. Refund policy: Full refunds will ONLY be given if a participant does not pass the prerequisites for the course or submits a refund request prior to the first day of the course. No refund will be given once the course begins. If the participant does not pass the class, no refund will be given. ***If you are registering a youth for this course, please email sposey@wsu.edu so you can fill out the youth risk and release waiver form prior to the course. If you have any questions about the course please contact Shannon Posey at sposey@wsu.edu or 509.335.8208.