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American Red Cross Certification Courses

American Red Cross courses are available to current UNCW students, faculty, staff, non-UNCW affiliated community members, and dependents.

Email 2swim@uncw.edu for course registration details.

Health and Safety Enrollment Policy

The minimum enrollment for each course is 5 individuals, and the maximum enrollment for each course is 15. We reserve the right to cancel any class that does not meet the minimum enrollment requirement.


Health & Safety Courses & Information

Please select the buttons below for more information about our American Red Cross Courses.

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED


  • Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED

    Certificate Issued: Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED
    Length of Certification: 2 Years


    Full Course

    Course Info
    Course Length 5.5 Hours for full course
    2 Hours for blended learning course
    Prerequisites None
    Purpose The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This course teaches skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over.

    Re-certification Course

    Course Info
    Course Length 2-3 hours
    Prerequisites Must possess a current Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent)
    Purpose The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal class setting. The format optimizes a participant's ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills tests. The responsibility for preparing for the written exam (if requested or required by an employer or state or local regulations) is shared by the instructor and participant.

Lifeguarding Certification


Lifeguarding Certification

Certificate Issued: Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
Length of Certification: 2 Years


Full Course

Course Info
Course Length 25 hours
Prerequisites
  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. (Swim goggles may be used.)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps
Purpose The purpose of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding 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.

Blended Learning Course

Course Info
Course Length 19.5 hours in person
7.5 hours online
Prerequisites
  • Must be 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of this course.
  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. (Swim goggles may be used.)
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits.
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds:
    • Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. The face may be in or out of the water. Swim goggles are not allowed.
    • Surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.
    • Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface so they are able to get a breath. Candidates should not swim the distance under water.
    • Exit the water without using a ladder or steps

 

Re-certification Course

Course Info
Course Length 12 hours
Prerequisites Must possess a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (or the equivalent).
Purpose The purpose of a review course is to give individuals the opportunity to review the course content within a formal course setting. The review course format optimizes a participant's ability to successfully complete the knowledge and skills evaluations. The responsibility for preparing for the final written exam is shared by the instructor and the participant.

 

Fee Structure


Fee Structure

Lifeguarding Training Course

Lifeguard Training Course Fee Structure
Students Fac /
Staff
Fac /
Staff /
Student /
Dependent
Member Community Guest
Full Course $180 $240 $240 $240 $275
Re-certification $75 $125 $125 $125 $175
Full Blended Learning $125 $180 $180 $180 $225

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Course Fee Structure
Students Fac /
Staff
Fac /
Staff /
Student /
Dependent
Member Community Guest
Full Course $40 $85 $85 $85 $100
Re-certification $30 $60 $60 $60 $75 

Spring 2023 Courses


Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Health & Safety Courses

  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Full Blended Learning Course:
    • Monday, March 20th 5:30 pm- 7 pm
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Recertification Course:
    • Saturday, February 25th 9 am- 12 pm
  • Lifeguarding Full Blended Learning Course:
    • Friday, March 31st 5:15 pm- 9 pm
    • Saturday, April 1st 9 am- 7 pm
    • Sunday, April 2nd 11 am- 7 pm
  • Lifeguarding Recertification Course:
    • Sunday, April 23rd 9 am- 6 pm