Certification Classes

We offer a variety of American Red Cross certifications such as Adult CPR/ First Aid/ AED, Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor, and Water Safety Instructor. Our qualified instructors are available to teach private classes of 3 or more.

All certification classes will be taught in the SRWC Wet Classroom.

Registration Forms

CPR instruction with manikin

Contact

Samantha Steel
Program Coordinator for Aquatics
702-774-7113
samantha.steel@unlv.edu

Nicole Feno
Graduate Assistant for Aquatics
702-774-7112
nicole.feno@unlv.edu

Hours

Regular Hours

Monday-Friday: 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m.–9 p.m.

Forms

*Waiver must be completed for all programs.

CPR/AED/First Aid for Adult/Child/Infant

The purpose of the American Red Cross Adult First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. This is not a healthcare provider-equivalent class and does not cover pediatric situations. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Class Dates Class Times Cost
September 30, 2019 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $99
October 19, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $99
November 13, 2019 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $99
December 7, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. $99

* To take a Recertification class, you must be currently certified.

CPR/AED/First Aid for Adult

 

Class Dates Class Times Cost
September 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. $75
November 2, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. $75

To take a Recertification class, you must be currently certified.

CPR/AED/First Aid for Infant/Child

 

Class Dates Class Times Cost
October 9, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $75
December 16, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. $75

* To take a Recertification class, you must be currently certified.

Lifeguarding

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding course is to provide entry-level lifeguard participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) personnel take over. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course. This is a professional rescuer level course.

Prerequisites for this Lifeguarding course

  • 300 meter swim (freestyle and breaststroke)
  • 2 minutes of treading water without using hands
  • The brick test
Class Dates Class Times Cost
September 13, 14, 15, 21, 22 5 - 8 p.m. (Fri) 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Sat/Sun) $175
November 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 5 - 8 p.m. (Fri) 12:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Sat/Sun) $175

* To take a Recertification class, you must be currently certified.

Note: No refunds will be given to participants once the first day of class has begun. This is a multiple-day course. Participants must attend entire course to qualify for certification.

Lifeguard Instructor (LGI)

The purpose of the Lifeguard Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for the professional rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training courses and/or modules.

Prerequisites for this Lifeguarding Instructor course

  • Have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification
  • Must pass two rescue scenarios and CPR on first day of class
Class Dates Class Times Cost
September 27, 28, 29
October 5, 6
3 - 8 p.m. (Fri), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Sat/Sun) $200

Note: No refunds will be given to participants once the first day of class has begun. This is a multiple-day course. Participants must attend entire course to qualify for certification.

Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

The purpose of the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program is to teach people to be safe, in, on or around the water and to teach people of different ages and abilities how to swim. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Prerequisites for this Water Safety Instructor course

  • Demonstrating strokes consistent with Level 4: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke – 25 yards. Butterfly – 15 yards
Class Dates Class Times Cost
October 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 5 - 9 p.m. (Fri) 12 - 7 p.m. (Sat/Sun) $225

Note: No refunds will be given to participants once the first day of class has begun. This is a multiple-day course. Participants must attend entire course to qualify for certification.