Certifications

Campus Recreation offers American Red Cross Certification Courses in CPR/AED, First Aid, Lifeguarding, and Instructor Certifications. Students, faculty, staff and the community are welcome to enroll in these classes. Certified American Red Cross instructors teach all classes. These programs are offered in a traditional classroom or blended learning (online learning with instructor-led skill session) formats. For blended learning formats, registrants will receive the online learning link one week prior to the start of class. Assigned lessons must be completed prior to the start of the class.

Please note that participation in a certification class does not guarantee certification. All skills related to the certification must be properly demonstrated as defined by the curriculum to receive certification.

CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Worker

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers course is to teach professional rescuers (i.e., those with a duty to act) the skills needed to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies. This includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a person experiencing cardiac arrest.

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $70
  • Non Members – $90

Blended Learning Format Class Dates and Times:

SUMMER

  • Saturday, 6/8: 9am-1pm
    • Registration closes Sunday 6/2 at 11:59pm
  • Saturday, 7/20: 9am-1pm
    • Registration closes Sunday 7/14 at 11:59pm
  • Saturday, 8/24: 9am-1pm
    • Registration closes Sunday 8/18 at 11:59pm
  • Saturday, 8/31: 9am-1pm
    • Registration closes Sunday 8/25 at 11:59pm
  • Saturday,9/7: 9am-1pm
    • Registration closes Sunday 9/1 at 11:59pm

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Lifeguard Training

The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until emergency medical services (EMS) professionals take over.

To enroll in the Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old before the last scheduled class session. To participate in the course, you must be able to pass a prerequisite swimming skills evaluation, which includes two parts and takes place during the first in-person session.

Candidates must:

  • Prerequisite 1: Jump in, submerge, resurface and swim 150 yards continuously, tread water for 2 minutes, and then swim 50 more yards. While swimming, you must keep your face in the water and demonstrate good breath control. You may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both. Swimming on the back or side is not permitted. Swim goggles are allowed. When treading, you must use only your legs.
  • Prerequisite 2: Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Your face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed. Surface dive (head-first or feet-first) to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on your back to return to the starting point, holding the object at the surface with both hands and keeping your face at or near the surface. Swimming the distance underwater is not permitted. Exit the water without using a ladder or the steps.

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $200
  • Non Members – $250

LG Blended Learning Course – 20 hours in person, 7 hours Blended Learning

You must attend all 3 days and complete the online learning to be certified.

Dates and Times:

SUMMER

Class Offering 5:

  • Friday 7/19: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday 7/20: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday 7/21: 9am-6pm

Registration closes: Friday 7/12 at 11:59 pm

Class Offering 6:

  • Friday 8/23: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday 8/24: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday 8/25: 9am-6pm

Registration closes: Friday 8/16 at 11:59 pm

Class Offering 7:

  • Friday 8/30: 5pm-10pm
  • Saturday 8/31: 9am-6pm
  • Sunday 9/1: 9am-6pm

Registration closes: Friday 8/23 at 11:59 pm

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Lifeguard Re-certification

The purpose of a recertification course is to give participants the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting to optimize their ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. Participants in a recertification course must hold a current American Red Cross certification (or a certification expired by no more than 30 days) for the course they are recertifying in.*Must attend all classes and complete online blending learning to receive certification.

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $100
  • Non Members – $130

Available upon request with a minimum of 6 students. Please call 304-696-3653 to schedule.

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Lifeguard Instructor

The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the basic-level courses and modules in the American Red Cross Lifeguarding program.

Instructor candidates must:

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the Lifeguarding Instructor course.
  • Possess a current basic-level certification in American Red Cross Lifeguarding (Including Deep Water) with CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid.
  • Obtain all required instructor and participant course materials before starting the course.
  • Successfully complete the online session of the Lifeguarding Instructor course prior to the precourse session.
  • Successfully complete the prerequisite skill assessment scenario to continue in the course.

Failure to meet any of the prerequisites prohibits an instructor candidate from continuing in the instructor course. The candidate must take the full Lifeguarding Instructor course at a later date after they are able to meet all of the prerequisites.

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $250
  • Non Members – $280

Available upon request with a minimum of 6 students. Please call 304-696-3653 to schedule.

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Lifeguard Instructor/Trainer Re-certification

The purpose of a lifeguard instructor and trainer review course is to give an individual the opportunity to review the course content within a formal setting. The review course is taught in a blended learning format and optimizes a participant’s ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. To participate in a review course, individuals must have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor and Lifeguarding certificate. *Must attend all classes and complete online blending learning to receive certification.

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center members – $120
  • Non-Members – $150

Available upon request with a minimum of 6 students. Please call 304-696-3653 to schedule.

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Adult and Pediatric First Aid with CPR/AED

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in this program teach the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed. This program is offered in the blended learning formats that consist of 5 hours of eLearning followed by a 2-hour in-person skill training. Certification is valid for 2 years from the date of the class.

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $70
  • Non Members – $90

Available upon request with a minimum of 6 students. Please call 304-696-3653 to schedule.

Water Safety Instructor

The purpose of this instructor 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.

Candidates must:

  1. Be at least 16 years old on or before the last day of the Instructor Course
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform the following swimming skills consistent with the Level 4 performance charts
    • Front Crawl – 25 yards
    • Back Crawl – 25 yards
    • Breaststroke – 25 yards
    • Elementary Backstroke – 25 yards
    • Sidestroke – 25 yards
    • Butterfly – 15 yards
    • Maintain position on back for 1 minute in deep water (floating or sculling)
    • Tread water for 1 minute

Cost

  • Marshall Students and Recreation Center Members – $190
  • Non Members – $250

Available upon request with a minimum of 6 students. Please call 304-696-3653 to schedule.

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For more information about Safety Certifications, please contact:


Vincent Murphy
Coordinator of Aquatics & Safety
Email: murphy317@marshall.edu
Telephone: 304-696-3653

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