AMERICAN RED CROSS

Lifeguard Instructor / Trainer Courses

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor r.24 course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Water Park Skills, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training courses and/or modules.

All UNC Aquatics programs are open to UNC faculty, staff, their families, and the community.  If you are a member of the university community, you can use your ONYEN to login and register.  If you do not have an ONYEN, please

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  • Click on “Sign In” in the top right corner
  • Click on “Sign Up” at the bottom of the pop up box
  • Add the First Name and Last Name of the person participating in the class and click NEXT
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If you run into any issues, feel free to reach out to uncaquatics@unc.edu for assistance.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Possess a current basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
  • Successfully complete the online session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which consists of the following:
    -Orientation to the American Red Cross
    -Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and Precourse Exam
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session
  • Obtain the Lifeguarding Instructor’s Manual and Lifeguarding Manual after you have successfully completed the Precourse Session.

Criteria for certification:

  • Successfully complete the online Introduction to the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor course
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Skills Session
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions
  • Successfully complete class activities, including the two practice-teaching assignments
  • Demonstrate instructor-level skill competency in all skills and scenarios

  • Score a minimum of 80 percent on the instructor course final written exam

Price:

$300

Sessions: 

  • Monday-Wednesday, May 20-22, 2024
    • Mon 8am-6pm
    • Tues 8am-6pm
    • Wed 8am-12pm

Course Length:

16 hours

 

 

 

Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer r.24 Recertification Course

The purpose of the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Recertification course is to give instructors
and instructor trainers the opportunity to review the course knowledge and skills within a formal course
setting in order to maintain their American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor or Instructor Trainer
certification. Successfully completing this course is the only method for maintaining certification as an
American Red Cross Lifeguarding instructor or instructor trainer.

Course Eligibility Requirements:

To participate in the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Recertification course, candidates must
provide proof of a current (or expired by no more than 1 year) American Red Cross Lifeguarding
Instructor or Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer certification. Instructors and instructor trainers whose
certification was revoked or withdrawn for any reason are not eligible to participate.

Certification Requirements

Lifeguarding Instructor Recertification Course

To successfully complete the Lifeguarding Instructor Recertification course, the candidate must
successfully:
■ Complete the basic-level Lifeguarding Blended Learning course online session.
■ Complete the Lifeguarding Instructor Recertification course online session.
■ Attend the entire course and participate in the in-person session.
■ Complete the skill practice and polish session, demonstrating skills to the standard.
■ Conduct one teaching assignment as part of the skill practice and polish session.
■ Pass the Lifeguarding Instructor Recertification Course written exam with a minimum score of
80 percent.

Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Recertification Course

To successfully complete the Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Recertification course, the candidate must
successfully:
■ Complete the basic-level Lifeguarding Blended Learning course online session.
■ Complete the Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Recertification course online session.
■ Attend the entire course and participate in the in-person session.
■ Complete the skill practice and polish session, demonstrating skills to the standard.
■ Conduct one teaching assignment as part of the skill practice and polish session.
■ Conduct one teaching evaluation for an instructor recertification candidate as part of the skill practice
and polish session.
■ Pass the Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer Recertification Course written exam with a minimum score of
80 percent.

 

Price:

$100

Sessions:

  • Thursday, May 23, 2024

 Class Schedule

  •  9:00AM- 5:00PM

*an hour will be scheduled into the day for a lunch break

 Estimated Course Length:

 6 hours, 30 minutes

 

 

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