AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

CURRENT CLASS OFFERINGS

To register for an American Red Cross Certification course, please click on the desired class date below to do so online. If the online registration is down, please register at the Front Desk or call 919.459.4045

Lifeguard Pre-Course Water Skills Requirement

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020 all of those seeking to become a American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard must complete the Pre-Course Requirement before purchasing and signing up for the Lifeguard Blended Learning Full Certification Course.  Click on the link above for a list of dates and times available to take the Pre-Course requirement. 

Lifeguard Blended Learning Full Certification Classes

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2020 – TAC now utilizes a station-based learning program for our American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguard Full Certification Classes.  Full certification requires completion of 4 specific stations.  Instruction for registering is outlined in the  Lifeguard Certification Course details below.

Lifeguard Re-Certification Only Classes

TAC offers a one-day re-certification for those whose certification is expiring.  Below are the listed one-day classes currently on our schedule.  Scroll down this page to the Lifeguard Re-Certification Course section for more information and to register.

July 5

July 8

July 12

July 22

August  2

September 13

CPR / AED / First Aid Certification Class

American Red Cross Community CPR and CPR Pro Certification Courses

TBD

Lifeguard Instructor Certification Class

September 18-20

Pool and Hot Tub Foundation Certified Pool Operator Certification Class

Checking Your Current/Recently Completed Certifications

To look up your certification, go to http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate and type in the email address you gave to you instructor in the box. If that does not work you can click Search By Name & Date, type in your first and last name and select the year you took class ( you can select the month but you do not have to ) ( even if the year is correct, physically select the correct year ) click FIND then select the certification you wish to see. To view or print it with the red VIEW & PRINT button by the bottom or click DOWNLOAD to download as a PDF.

Community CPR / CPR Pro Review:

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 re-certification, 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.

Please contact Certifications at [email protected] if you are interested in taking this class.

Community CPR / First Aid / AED Certification Classes:

Course Tuition: $70.00

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about taking this course

This course will prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing, and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants and meets OSHA/workplace requirements.

This is a blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the instructor-led classroom skills session. Proof of completion of the online portion must be presented at the start of the instructor-led classroom skills session.

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

Classes are $70 for the general public, and $60 for Wake County Educators and Coaches (WCPSS Educators and Coaches will need to register over the phone or in person to receive the reduced rate. Please call 919-459-4045 or stop by). Participants must be 12 years old or older.

Please follow this link to complete your online portion which must be completed prior to the start of the class: http://redcrosslearning.com/course/301040f0-c611-11e6-981d-bb8e5751112f

Corporate Training Programs

The Triangle Aquatic Center is pleased to introduce our new Corporate ARC Certification Programs.  TAC’s ARC-Certified Instructors can host your employees for group classes or we can come to you.  CLICK HERE to view or download our brochure on the full range of ARC certifications available.  Contact [email protected] for information on pricing and scheduling a corporate certification class for your business

TAC offers the complete Pediatric/Infant First Aid/CPR/AED classes for ARC certification businesses that care and foster children including daycares, day-camps, etc. We can hold your classes here at TAC or we can come to you. CLICK HERE to view or download the brochure for these classes

Lifeguard Certification Pre-Course:

Water Skills Requirement Class

Each participant must be able to demonstrate and complete the following requirements:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously (no stopping/ touching the bottom of the pool)  demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using  freestyle, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles are allowed.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits, or with their hands out of the water.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using freestyle or breaststroke. The face may be in or out of the water. Submerge to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and 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. Swim goggles are not allowed.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not pass the above prerequisite components

Lifeguard Certification Course

Course Tuition – $275.00: new price and course structure effective for all certifications after August 1, 2020 

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification 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. Topics include: water rescue skills, surveillance & recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED & more!

The Blended Learning version of the ARC LG Cert course combines the online learning and on-site sessions to build on the same knowledge and skills to train lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situation both in and out of the water. The online format allows participants to complete the interactive lessons on their own time, allowing the Instructor led sessions to reinforce learning and emphasize on skill building.

In order to signup for the Lifeguard Certification Course applicants must complete the Lifeguard Pre-Course Water Skills Requirement. 

The online portion must be completed PRIOR to the start of the in-class portion. The online portion can take up to 9 or more hours and can be found by CLICKING HERE

For the in-class learning, registrants will receive a 4-pack of station passes which must be completed before receiving certification is received.  Sessions and topics are as follows:

  • Dryland – First Aid, CPR, AED, Blood-Borne Pathogens Training
  • Water Skills/In-Water: Must have completed Dryland before taking this session
  • Spinal Injury Management/In-Water
  • Finals Skills and Written Exams/In-Water and Dryland: ALL SESSIONS MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THIS SESSION

In order to pass the course and become a certified Lifeguard each participant must complete and pass all of the course prerequisites, interactive online sessions, pass the written exams with an 80% or higher, and complete all of the necessary final skill testing scenarios.

Once passed each participant will receive certifications in Lifeguard Certification, First Aid, CPR & AED Training all valid for 2 years, along with a blood borne pathogen training certificate valid for 1 year!

Prerequisites:

  • Must be 15 years or older on or before the last day of class
  • Must have a valid EMAIL address
  • Must complete the online content before the first class
  • Females must wear a 1 piece bathing suite.

Click Here to learn how to register, signup for stations and Covid-19 procedures in regards to our ARC Certification Classes

Click Here to register for the Lifeguard Blended Learning Full Certification Classes and to view Session Schedule

Click HERE to view our Certification Class Policies

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about taking this course.

Lifeguard Re-Certification Course

Course Tuition – $175.00

If you are needing to get re-certified, you must have a current LG certification or have one that expires no more than 30 days past the expiration date in order to take this course. You are required to bring your current or expired LG cert to the first class to verify eligibility.

Each participant must complete the prerequisites on the first day of class in order to complete the re-certification. You can find the list of prerequisites listed above, under Lifeguard Certification.

The Blended Learning version of the ARC LG Cert course combines the online learning and on-site sessions to build on the same knowledge and skills to train lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situation both in and out of the water. The online format allows participants to complete the interactive lessons on their own time, allowing the Instructor led sessions to reinforce learning and emphasize on skill building.

The online portion must be completed PRIOR to the start of the in-class portion. The online portion can take up to 9 or more hours and can be found by CLICKING HERE

In order to pass the course and become a certified Lifeguard each participant must complete and pass all of the course prerequisites, interactive online sessions, pass the written exams with an 80% or higher, and complete all of the necessary final skill testing scenarios.

Once passed each participant will receive certifications in Lifeguarding/ First Aid, CPR & AED Training all valid for 2 years, along with a Blood borne pathogen training certificate valid for 1 year!

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about taking this course.

Lifeguard Instructor Certification Course

Course Tuition – $395.00

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about taking this course.

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor 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

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 of the Lifeguarding Instructor Course, which consists of the following: Orientation to the American Red Cross, and Orientation to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course and Precourse Exam – The online portion must be completed PRIOR to the start of the in-class portion. The online portion can take up to 9 or more hours and can be found by CLICKING HERE.
  • Sucessfully complete the Pre-Course 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 Pre-Course Skills Session
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions
  • Successfully complete class activities, including the four 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

Course length: 20-22 hours

Click Here to Register

Click HERE to view our Certification Class Policies

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Foundation CPO Certification

For individuals working in or around recreational water, the Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification provides the knowledge, techniques, and skills for pool and spa operations. CPO Certification is the world’s leading verifiable pool and spa training credential, sought after for its unmatched results. Whether for compliance or professional development, more pool professionals have chosen CPO® Certification than any other program world-wide. Conveniently available in person or online, the NSPF® Certified Pool & Spa Operator® (CPO®) Certification program is also eligible for IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). CPO® Certification is valid for five years.

The CPO® Certification program at TAC is a blended format that combines the online Pool Operator Primer™ and one day of the Pool Operator Fusion™ in-person class of instruction. An open book written examination is required.  Both the on-line Pool Operator Primer and the in-person class takes between 6-8 hours each to complete. 

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about taking this course.

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