American Red Cross Certification Courses

Now Offering – Red Cross ONLINE-ONLY Courses! Click here to register online.

Mental Health First Aid Online Course

May is Mental Health Month! The course is designed to help anyone impacted by COVID-19 to build resilience and lend support to others during and after this time. Topics, developed with the expertise of the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council and the Canadian Red Cross, include recognizing stress as well as caring for yourself while supporting your family and coworkers. We encourage you to take advantage of this free course – and share it with others.
Member: FREE; Non-Member: $5

Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online Course

The Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED Online course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants. The course features award-winning simulation learning an interactive experience where you will respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. This course requires a PC or tablet with a high speed Internet connection. This course is not supported on smartphones. This course does not work with Internet Explorer. Allow approximately 2 hours 45 minutes to complete the course. This course does not meet OSHA requirements for workplace certification.
Member & Non-Member: $32

Cat and Dog First Aid Online Course

You love your pets, and want to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle for your pet is the best way to do that. In this course, you will learn the basics of providing first aid care for your cat or dog, and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations.This 35 minute online course covers understanding your pet’s vital signs, breathing and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs.This course is desktop and tablet compatible.
Member & Non-Member: $23

Babysitting Basics Online Course

Designed primarily for youth ages 11 and older, this online course will prepare students to be better babysitters. Topics include how to provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors. Students will also learn the basics of starting a babysitting business. The course consists of six interactive modules featuring video, activities, games and tools babysitters can use to build their knowledge and skills and manage their babysitting business. This course, which includes a final exam at the end, takes about 4 hours to complete. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a printable certificate.
Member & Non-Member: $41

Lifeguard Management Online Course

The Lifeguard Management course is designed to prepare aquatic professionals to effectively manage lifeguards and help keep patrons, staff and facilities safe. This highly interactive, 3.5-hour course is completely online and includes video lessons, scenario-based activities and a final exam. There are no prerequisites for this course. The person may or may not have a lifeguarding background, and may manage seasonal or year-round operations. Successful participants receive a certificate that is valid for 2 years.
Member & Non-Member:
$108

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In-Person Courses (Fall 2020 / Spring 2021)

Shallow Water Lifeguard Full Certification Course
Lifeguard Review
Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)
Water Safety Instructor
Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED
Babysitting

Shallow-Water Lifeguard Full Certification Course

lifeguard in water with patientThe Shallow Water Lifeguarding course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies in water up to 5 feet deep, and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services personnel take over. Blended learning format with classroom skills and water rescue activities. Learn skills in leadership, taking responsibility, problem solving, and teamwork! Successful participants will be offered the opportunity to interview for a lifeguard position at Campus Recreation!

Successful Applicants: $50*; Member: $150; Non-Member: $175
* Successful applicant must commit to working at least 10 hours a week over all UMaine Breaks in order to qualify for this discounted rate. Contact adrianna.delamo@maine.edu if interested in this option.

At the Pre-Course Session, candidates must:

  1. Be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course.
  2. Swim 100 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 50 seconds:
    – Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    – Submerge to a depth of 4 to 5 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and walk or swim 20 yards to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object at the surface of the water.
    – Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

Length: This is a Blended Learning course with 7 hours eLearning and 19 hours 35 minutes in person.

Course Dates/Times:
TBD

Lifeguard Review

Lifeguarding review classes are designed to help you update your skills while also extending your certification for another two years. Only candidates with valid (or within 30 days of expiring) certifications are eligible to participate in this course.
Course Dates: TBD
Pre-course Date: TBD
Member & Non-Member: $75

At the Pre-Course Session, candidates must:

  1. Provide a valid American Red Cross certification.
  2. Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.
  3. Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  4. Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using the front crawl or breaststroke. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10 pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface, allowing for adequate breathing.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps.

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Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Member: $325   Non-Member: $400

Prerequisites:

  1. Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  2. Possess one of the following:
    – A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    – A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards
    – An equivalent certificate from another organization
  3. Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.
  4. Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding course.
  5. Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-Course Exam (80% or better).
  6. Successfully complete the Pre-Course Session.
  7. Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual and Lifeguarding Manual after you have successfully completed the Pre-Course Session.

Certification Requirements:
To become certified as a Lifeguarding instructor, instructor candidates must:

  1. Successfully complete the Online Session.
  2. Successfully complete the Pre-Course Session.
  3. Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
  4. Successfully complete class activities, including the four practice-teaching assignments.
  5. Score a minimum of 80 percent (32 correct answers out of 40 questions) on the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Instructor Self-Study Test.
  6. Score a minimum of 80 percent (12 correct answers out of 15 questions) on the basic-level Administering Emergency Oxygen final written exam.
  7. Score a minimum of 80 percent (20 correct answers out of 25 questions) on the instructor course final written exam.

Length of Class: This is a Blended Learning course with 2.5 hours eLearning and 18 hours 45 minutes in person.

Course Dates/Times: TBD

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Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program including Parent and Child Aquatics, Preschool Aquatics, Learn-to-Swim, Adult Swim, Private Lessons, Water Safety Courses (including Safety Training for Swim Coaches*) and Water Safety Presentations. Through this course, you will become certified as a swim instructor. Upon a successful interview, the course will only be $50*!

Successful Applicant*: $50; Member: $275; Non-Member: $325
Course Dates: TBD
Pre-Course Session: TBD

* Must commit to working 10+ hours/wk over all UMaine Breaks to qualify for this discounted rate. Contact adrianna.delamo@maine.edu if interested in this option.

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Adult/Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED

American Red Cross CPR classes take just a few short hours, but the skills you’ll learn during the process can make all the difference to someone in need. Whether you’re a medical professional who needs recertification, or you simply want to learn how to respond in the event of an emergency, our in-person, online, and best-in-class blended Simulation Learning courses make it easy to get CPR certified.

Must register in person, or by phone at 581-1082.

Course Dates/Times: TBD
Member & Non-Member: $75


Babysitting

Coming in Summer 2020! American Red Cross babysitting and child care courses can help you provide quality care to children of all ages. Developed by experts in the industry, our online and in-person courses are available to those ages 11 and older, and include topics such as choosing age-appropriate activities, basic child care, like bottle feeding, child behavior, leadership, professionalism, safety, starting a babysitting business, and more.

Course Dates: Summer 2020 TBD
Member & Non-Member: TBD