Instructor & Facilitator Training

Prepare for a national certification, or to work for UREC, in one of our instructor and facilitator training programs.  We offer training to work as a Fitness Instructor, Challenge Facilitator, First Aid Instructor, or Outdoor Adventure Facilitator.  We also offer a prep course for the American Council on Exercise Personal Trainer certification.

 

Course Date(s) SRC Member Chinook Member Non-Member
American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification Course March 1 to March 3 $225 

$225


$250

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course Feb. 8 to Feb. 10

$200

$200

$225 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course  April 12 to April 14

$200

$200

$225 

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Registration Ends February 26

UREC EXPRESS Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Mar 1 - Mar 2 in SRC Room 250A (Conference Room)
[F] 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$40
 
 
Learn the basics of group fitness instruction with UREC's Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) program. In order to register for this Express FIT course, you must have a current national certification and experience instructing. This includes general (ACE Group Fitness, AFAA, etc) or format specific (Les Mills Body Pump, INSANITY, Aqua Zumba, etc). This two day course will take place March 1-2, 2019 in the SRC Conference Room and will cover theoretical content and hands-on practice in instructing. This training is required to work for UREC and prepares instructors for taking the ACE group fitness instructor certification exam. After successfully completing the training and the subsequent shadowing process, participants can audition to lead group fitness classes for UREC. Registration fee includes manual, text book rental, and enrollment into one Session I fitness class of your choice as a shadow. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.
 
 

Registration Ends February 28

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Mar 1 - Mar 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$60 - $90
 
 
Program rating is level 3. Cancelation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: A Current UREC Belay Qualification The ability to competently put on harness and tie in appropriately with ease and belay with an aperture belay device (an ATC for example) and an assisted locking device (A GriGri for example) in a competent manner. A level of experience showcasing skills developed from regular climbing for 2 – 3 years or a high level of climbing in the past 6 months. Demonstrate top roping 5.8 on an artificial climbing wall without resting or stopping. A current UREC Lead Qualification or the ability and skills to lead climb (Preferred).
 
 

Registration Ends April 10

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

Apr 12 - Apr 14 in SRC Pool
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 13, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 14, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 21 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare 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 WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jared Lindorfer | Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education University Recreation | Washington State University | Pullman, WA 99164 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu | 509.335.5407 | urec.wsu.edu
 
 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (Youth)

Apr 12 - Apr 14 in SRC Pool
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 13, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 14, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 21 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare 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 WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jared Lindorfer | Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education University Recreation | Washington State University | Pullman, WA 99164 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu | 509.335.5407 | urec.wsu.edu
 
 

Registration Ends April 21

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (High & Low Course)

May 6 - May 11 in SRC Backyard Backyard Building
[M TW Thrs F Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$50 - $149
 
 
Training dates are: Monday, May 6 - Saturday, May 11 9am-5pm each day All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Facilitator Level I (site specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers frontloading, debriefing, sequencing of activities, and selected theories. The technical skills covered in this training include spotting, belaying, rescues, and gear inspections. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Attendance is required on all days. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing confidence in themselves and others. Full refunds available until April 21 at midnight. 50% refunds until April 29, 5:00 pm, no refunds thereafter. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.
 
 

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (Spotted Activities/Low Course Only)

May 6 - May 8 in SRC Backyard Backyard Building
[M TW] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40 - $119
 
 
Training dates are: Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8 9am-5pm each day All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Practitioner (CCP) Level I (site specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers frontloading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing self-confidence in themselves and others. Full refunds available until registration deadline, April 21 at midnight. 50% refunds until April 29, 5:00 pm, no refunds thereafter. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.
 
 

Registration Ends February 26

UREC EXPRESS Fitness Instructor Training (FIT)

Mar 1 - Mar 2 in SRC Room 250A (Conference Room)
[F] 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
$40
 
 
Learn the basics of group fitness instruction with UREC's Fitness Instructor Training (FIT) program. In order to register for this Express FIT course, you must have a current national certification and experience instructing. This includes general (ACE Group Fitness, AFAA, etc) or format specific (Les Mills Body Pump, INSANITY, Aqua Zumba, etc). This two day course will take place March 1-2, 2019 in the SRC Conference Room and will cover theoretical content and hands-on practice in instructing. This training is required to work for UREC and prepares instructors for taking the ACE group fitness instructor certification exam. After successfully completing the training and the subsequent shadowing process, participants can audition to lead group fitness classes for UREC. Registration fee includes manual, text book rental, and enrollment into one Session I fitness class of your choice as a shadow. Please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment.
 
 

Registration Ends February 28

Climbing Wall Instructor Course

Mar 1 - Mar 3 in SRC Climbing Wall
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$60 - $90
 
 
Program rating is level 3. Cancelation Policy: In order to minimize our environmental impact, maintain facilitator-to-participant ratios, meet permit criteria, and transportation logistics, ORC programs are designed for small groups (typically up to 6 participants with 2 facilitators). Late cancellations can seriously impact our ability to accommodate others and recover costs. • Cancellations made up until 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline will receive a full refund. • Cancellations made within 2 weeks prior to the registration deadline receive 50% refund. • Sorry, no refunds are given past the registration deadline. Prerequisite: A Current UREC Belay Qualification The ability to competently put on harness and tie in appropriately with ease and belay with an aperture belay device (an ATC for example) and an assisted locking device (A GriGri for example) in a competent manner. A level of experience showcasing skills developed from regular climbing for 2 – 3 years or a high level of climbing in the past 6 months. Demonstrate top roping 5.8 on an artificial climbing wall without resting or stopping. A current UREC Lead Qualification or the ability and skills to lead climb (Preferred).
 
 

Registration Ends April 10

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course

Apr 12 - Apr 14 in SRC Pool
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 13, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 14, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 21 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare 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 WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jared Lindorfer | Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education University Recreation | Washington State University | Pullman, WA 99164 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu | 509.335.5407 | urec.wsu.edu
 
 

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (Youth)

Apr 12 - Apr 14 in SRC Pool
[F] 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
[Su Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$200 - $225
 
 
American Red Cross Blended Learning Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course. The course dates are: Friday - April 12, 2019 - 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday - April 13, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday - April 14, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm The Blended Learning version of the course is designed to be taught in approximately 31 hours. Online time: 7 hours and 21 hours facility time. In order to completely enroll in this course, you must also register at classes.redcross.org with the offering ID that will be provided after your registration and purchase $35 blended learning registration which is not included with this course registration fee. The American Red Cross WSI course is designed to teach candidates the knowledge and skills needed to organize, plan and teach courses in swimming and water safety, including Learn-to-Swim, Parent and Child Aquatics, Basic Water Rescue, and Water Safety Presentations to people of all ages and varying abilities. To enroll in the WSI course, you must be at least 16 years of age before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the WSI course, you must be able to demonstrate the following strokes at a Level 4 ability, meaning you demonstrate effective and efficient strokes and rhythmic breathing for 25 yards: *Front crawl *Back crawl *Sidestroke *Breaststroke *Elementary Backstroke *Butterfly (15 yards ONLY) *Tread water for 1 minute in the deep end *Back float for 1 minute in deep end The skills evaluation will occur on the first day of the course. Please bring a swimsuit and towel for the skills evaluation and for every class. To become certified as a Water Safety Instructor, instructor candidates must: - Successfully complete the Precourse Session - Attend and actively participate in all course sessions - Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice teaching assignments - Score a minimum of 80 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions) on the final written exam - Upon successful completion of the WSI course, each participant will receive an American Red Cross universal certificate, which is valid for 2 years, from the date of completion. Participant Products/Materials (available in e-book and print formats) - You will receive course materials ($55 value) with this registration that is included and non-refundable if you do not pass the pre-test for this course. - American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Manual - American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Visit instructorscorner.org/WSIcandidates to access digital materials and online prerequisites. You are encouraged to check with your healthcare 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 WSI course, please contact the Aquatics & Safety Education Coordinator, Jared Lindorfer, prior to the first class day. Class Cancellation: All of our classes are assessed for cancellation at the end of the first week of the session. Participants in classes with low enrollment will be given the option for a full refund or transferred into another class. If the class has to be cancelled or moved for unforeseen reasons, you will be contacted by email that you used for registration. If there are any questions regarding this course, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Jared Lindorfer | Coordinator, Aquatics and Safety Education University Recreation | Washington State University | Pullman, WA 99164 jared.lindorfer@wsu.edu | 509.335.5407 | urec.wsu.edu
 
 

Registration Ends April 21

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (High & Low Course)

May 6 - May 11 in SRC Backyard Backyard Building
[M TW Thrs F Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$50 - $149
 
 
Training dates are: Monday, May 6 - Saturday, May 11 9am-5pm each day All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Facilitator Level I (site specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers frontloading, debriefing, sequencing of activities, and selected theories. The technical skills covered in this training include spotting, belaying, rescues, and gear inspections. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Attendance is required on all days. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing confidence in themselves and others. Full refunds available until April 21 at midnight. 50% refunds until April 29, 5:00 pm, no refunds thereafter. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.
 
 

Challenge Course Facilitator Training Level 1 (Spotted Activities/Low Course Only)

May 6 - May 8 in SRC Backyard Backyard Building
[M TW] 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$40 - $119
 
 
Training dates are: Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 8 9am-5pm each day All sessions must be attended in their entirety. The Challenge Course Practitioner (CCP) Level I (site specific) training is designed for anyone who wants to know more about facilitation. This training is in accordance with the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT) standards and covers frontloading, debriefing, and sequencing of activities. At the end of this training, you will have a wide repertoire of activities that you can either lead on or off the challenge course. The last day of the course includes testing. Participants who successfully complete the training and testing will be offered a certificate of completion. This training is not a guarantee for employment with the UREC Challenge Program. If hired after successful completion of training and interviewing, our facilitators benefit from a great deal of professional development and personal growth. Facilitators can expect to hone their skills in group management and leadership, effective communication, guiding meaningful discussions, rapport-building, and developing self-confidence in themselves and others. Full refunds available until registration deadline, April 21 at midnight. 50% refunds until April 29, 5:00 pm, no refunds thereafter. This training is moderately intensive, both physically and intellectually. Contact Joanne Greene or Jeff Elbracht, 335-8732, at least one week in advance for reasonable accommodation. NOTE: We strongly encourage you to consult with a physician before participating in any physical activity to determine any potential conditions that may adversely affect your participation. Activities may involve running, lifting, bending, balancing, and climbing.