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Lifeguarding Instructor

American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross Certification

Purpose

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, and Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches, and Basic Water Rescue.

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Cost: $300 (Includes book, and certification)
Instructor: Adam Katchmarchi. Please direct any specific questions you may have to him at A.B.Katchmarchi@iup.edu.

Dates

April 12 Information/Pre Test 3:00–6:00 p.m. IUP
April 13 Lecture 5:00–8:00 p.m. IUP
April 20 or 21  Pick one 10:00–4:00 p.m. DuBois Area High School
May 3 Lecture and Pool 5:00–10:00 p.m. IUP
May 4 Lecture and Pool 8:00–12:00 IUP
May 5 Lecture and Pool 8:00–12:00 IUP
May 10 Final Exam and Information 6:00–11:00 p.m. IUP

Prerequisites

  • Be at least 17 years old on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess one of the following:
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    • A current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid and either an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or an American Red Cross certificate for CPR/AED for Lifeguards, or an equivalent certificate from another organization
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Red Cross.
  • Successfully complete the online Orientation to the Lifeguarding course.
  • Successfully complete the online Lifeguarding Instructor Pre-course Exam (80 percent or better).
  • Successfully complete the Pre-course Session.

22 Hours of Training Required

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  • G-59, Suites on Maple East
    901 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-9355
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.