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American Red Cross Instructor Training

Water Safety Instructor Course

The Water Safety Instructor Certification Course trains WSI candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing their understanding of how to use the course materials, how to conduct training sessions and how to evaluate participants progress.


2018 Courses

September 7th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd [Register]



Lifeguard Instructor Course

Lifeguard Instructor course trains instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, First Aid, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers,and Bloodborne Pathogens.  This course prepares instructor candidates to use course and presentation materials, conduct training sessions and evaluate the progress of candidates in a professional-level course.


2018 Courses

March 9th, 10th, 17th, 18th [REGISTER]

August 31st, September 1st, 2nd, 9th  [REGISTER]


There is a $50 non-refundable fee for participants who do not successfully complete the prerequisite skills. There are no refunds once the course has been taught this includes:participants who do not successfully complete the course, do not attend all scheduled class dates and times, do not pass course land and water skills with proficiency (according to American Red Cross requirements) or do not pass the written exam.

Lifeguard Instructor Review Course

This in-person Instructor/Instructor Trainer review course is the required course for all Lifeguarding Instructors and Instructor Trainers to re-certify. During this course, Lifeguarding Instructors and Instructor Trainers will participate in an in-water practice and polish skills session with their peers and a classroom-based review of Red Cross administrative policies and procedures.

2018 Courses

September 8th [REGISTER]