Certifications & Safety Classes

Basic Water Rescue Certification

The American Red Cross Basic Water Rescue course provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, recognize and respond to many types of aquatic emergencies. This course also prepares individuals for aquatic emergencies by teaching them how to protect themselves while assisting others.

Babysitting Training Certification

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Professional (Basic Life Support) CPR/AED Certification

The purpose of the CPR/AED course is to teach those with a duty to act the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of a bag, value, mask resuscitator, and an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim of cardiac arrest.

Lifeguard Certification

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training is to present the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of a lifeguard. The program is based on sound decision-making, proper use of rescue equipment, knowledge of water safety, and proficiency in rescue skills.

The training includes certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED,  and First Aid.

Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Certification

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program is to help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in the program teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Water Safety Instructor Certification

This American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification course provides participants with the basic knowledge and skills to teach American Red Cross swim lessons to parent-child pairs, preschoolers, youth and adults. It includes both land and pool sessions and lesson planning, teaching methodology, class organization, class components, and skills for the ARC progressive program. The course also covers the Y’s expectations for instructors and outlines their responsibilities for teaching aquatics classes that are student centered, values oriented, and safe and effective in teaching aquatic skills.

Basic Water Rescue

Hearin-Chandler
1/8/21 - 2/19/21
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This 2 hour course meets on Friday from 5-7 pm. This course consists of both class room lecture and in-water instruction. A swim suite and towel are required for this course. In-water skills will be conducted in chest deep water. This certification is valid for 3 years. Pre-registration is required.  Social distancing and face coverings will be required until Alabama State Mandate ends. Registration will close at 5pm on Wednesday before class meeting date.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Fall 9/1/20 10/30/20 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00-
Winter 11/1/20 2/19/21 Online / Front Desk $ 25.00$ 25.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
1/8/21 1/8/21 Fr - 5:00 pm 4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
12/01/2020
2/19/21 2/19/21 Fr - 5:00 pm 4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
12/01/2020

CPR/AED

Hearin-Chandler
1/28/21 - 1/28/21
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Certification course for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED. Course is 3 1/2 hours and the certification is good for 2 years. Class meets on Thursday from 10:00am – 1:30pm. Pre-registration is required. Registration will close at 5pm on the Tuesday before class meeting date. Social distancing and face covering will be required for students in the course until Alabama State mandate has ended.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Fall 9/1/20 10/30/20 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00-
Winter 11/1/20 2/5/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 65.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date
1/28/21 1/28/21 Th - 10:00 am
Registration
will open on
12/01/2020

CPR/AED & First Aid

North Mobile
12/3/20 - 2/4/21
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Certification course for Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED and basic First Aid. This certification is good for 2 years. This class meets on Thursday from 10 am to 3:00 pm. Participants can choose to attend only the CPR/AED portion or only the First Aid portion of the course, course fees remain the same. Social distance and face covering will be required until Alabama mandate ends.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Fall 9/1/20 12/4/20 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00-
Winter 12/5/20 2/5/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 65.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
12/3/20 12/3/20 Th - 10:00 am 4 / 4 Available Register  
Closes
12/01/2020
1/7/21 1/7/21 Th - 10:00 am 4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
12/07/2020
2/4/21 2/4/21 Th - 10:00 am 4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
01/04/2021

First Aid Basics

Hearin-Chandler
2/4/21 - 2/4/21
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Certification course for first aid skills. The certification is good for 2 years. This 3 hour class meets on Thursdays from 10:00 pm-1:30 pm. Preregistration is required. Registration will close at 5 pm on the Tuesday before scheduled class meeting date. Social distancing and face coverings are required until Alabama State Mandate ends.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
Fall 9/1/20 10/30/20 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00-
Winter 11/1/20 2/5/21 Online / Front Desk $ 45.00$ 65.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
2/4/21 2/4/21 Th - 10:00 am 4 / 4 Available
Registration
will open on
12/01/2020

Lifeguard Certification

Bounds
12/21/20 - 12/30/20
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Session I December 21st-December 30th
Class will meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9-1

The American Red Cross Lifeguard course will train participants in all the skills and techniques necessary to become a professional lifeguard. This training course, for ages 15 and up, is intended for those who seek a certification for the first time. There will be videos, demonstrations, as well as hands on experience. The class covers equipment based rescues, spinal injury management and post rescue care. Attendance is mandatory and additional class time may be added, if needed.

The participant must pass the following swim test on the first day of class:
Swim 300 yards continuously with rhythmic breathing using either font crawl or breast stroke, or a combination of the two strokes.
Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only for support
Starting in the pool, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breast stroke, surface dive to 7-10 foot depth, retrieve 10-pound weight and return to surface, swim back on your back to starting point with 10-pound weight held on chest, propulsion with legs only, exit water w/o using ladder or steps, completed in 1 minute 40 seconds or less.


Registration Information  

Open Close MemberNon-Member
1/4/19 12/31/25 Online / Front Desk $ 150.00$ 185.00

Available Sessions

Start Date End Date Spots
Available
12/21/20 12/30/20 4 / 4 Available Register