American Red Cross Certifications

Welcome to American Red Cross certifications.

Be prepared for moments that matter. Now is the time learn the skills that could save someone's life.

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Campus REC offers American Red Cross courses in cardiopulmonary resuscitation - better known as CPR, first aid, automated external defibrillation that goes by the initials AED and both lifeguard and water safety preparation.

Courses are open to students, faculty, staff and all members of the Tucson community.

Quick Links to Courses

First Aid, CPR and AED

ADULT FIRST AID/CPR/AED  |  ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED  |  BASIC LIFE SUPPORT  |  FIRST AID/CPR/AED INSTRUCTOR

Lifeguard and Water Safety Preparation

LIFEGUARD  |  LIFEGUARD REVIEW  |  LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR

Online Only

ADULT, CHILD AND BABY FIRST AID/CPR/AED  |  BABYSITTERS BASICS  |  CAT AND DOG FIRST AID

For More Information

Contact the aquatics staff at crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu to learn more or to either request a disability-related accommodation or ask a question about accessibility.

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ADULT FIRST AID/CPR/AED

Earn your Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certification from an American Red Cross certified instructor. Good for two years, this certification meets OSHA guidelines and utilizes the latest in a game-changing educational model incorporating science-based advancements in lifesaving care.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older
  • identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions in the environment, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for care
  • create initial impressions needed in order to provide immediate care of a suddenly ill or injured person until more advanced medical care arrives
  • take basic disease transmission precautions, recognize and care for bleeding, wounds, and sudden illness
  • perform immobilization methods for muscle, bone and joint injuries.

Course Delivery

Blended learning format: online training, classroom, lecture and hands-on practice. Approximately 2 hours of online training must be completed before the 2 hours of classroom, lecture and hands-on practice begins.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, February 19 6 - 8 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $75 $85 REGISTER
Monday, March 18 6 - 8 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $75 $85 REGISTER
Monday, April 22 6 - 8 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $75 $85 REGISTER
Monday, May 20 6 - 8 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $75 $85 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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ADULT AND PEDIATRIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED

Whether you need OSHA compliant training to satisfy an job requirement or you just want to know how to keep your loved ones safe, students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims - adults (about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age)

Course Delivery

Blended learning format: online training, classroom, lecture and hands-on practice. Approximately 2 hours of online training must be completed before the 2 hours of classroom, lecture and hands-on practice begins.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Monday, March 11 6 - 8: 30 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $85 $95 REGISTER
Monday, April 15 6 - 8: 30 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $85 $95 REGISTER
Monday, May 13 6 - 8: 30 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $85 $95 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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BASIC LIFE SUPPORT

Consistent with the AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundational CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a 2-year Basic Life Support for the Professional Rescuer Certification through the American Red Cross.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies in adult, child and infant patients
  • builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes
  • creating initial impressions needed in order to provide immediate care of a suddenly ill or injured person until more advanced medical care arrives
  • take basic disease transmission precautions, and recognize and care for bleeding, wounds, and sudden illness
  • learn immobilization methods for muscle, bone and joint injuries

Course Delivery

Blended learning format: online training, classroom, lecture and hands-on practice. Approximately 2 hours of online training must be completed before the 2 hours of classroom, lecture and hands-on practice begins.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Friday, April 5 12 - 2:30 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $80 $90 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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FIRST AID/CPR/AED INSTRUCTOR

Becoming a First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor is a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Instructors are a highly trained, elite group of professionals teaching valuable, lifesaving skills. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • train instructor candidates to teach basic-level American Red Cross First Aid CPR and AED courses

Course Delivery

Blended learning format: online training, classroom, lecture and hands-on practice. Approximately 2 hours of online training must be completed before the classroom, lecture and hands-on practice begins.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

You must currently possess a basic-level American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification to participate.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Friday, February 23 9 - 4:00 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $325 $375 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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LIFEGUARD

Earn your certification and respond to water emergencies with American Red Cross lifeguard training. Students will receive the latest science-based training from experienced instructors and develop skills they'll use for a lifetime.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over

Course Delivery

Blended learning format: online training, classroom, lecture and hands-on practice. Approximately 8-10 hours of online training must be completed before the classroom, lecture and hands-on practice begins.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  

Saturday, March 23- 

Sunday, March 24

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $265 $285 REGISTER

Saturday, April 27- 

Sunday, April 28

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $265 $285 REGISTER

Saturday, May 18- 

Sunday, May 19

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $265 $285 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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LIFEGUARD REVIEW

Lifeguard recertification can be achieved with Lifeguarding Review classes that refresh your knowledge and skills and update your certification for another two years. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • review 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 EMS personnel take over

Course Delivery

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Friday, April 12 8 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Aquatic Conference Room $215 $225 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

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LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR

Our course is designed to keep you informed on the latest and most effective lifeguarding techniques today while keeping the lives around you safe and in skilled hands.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses.

Course Delivery

Blended learning format: online training, classroom, lecture and hands-on practice. Approximately 2 hours of online training must be completed before the classroom, lecture and hands-on practice begins.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

You must currently possess an American Red Cross Lifeguard certification to participate.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  

Friday, June 14,

Saturday, June 15,

Sunday, June 16

 4 - 9p.m.,

8a.m. - 6p.m., 

8a.m. - 6p.m.

Aquatic Conference Room $400 $450 REGISTER

Please note: no refunds will be offered once registration has been processed and a $15 administrative fee will be assessed to switch between courses.

Login Support

You will be prompted to log in. If you already have a login account, use it. If you do not have an account, create a new account by clicking on "Create Login." Once you log in, the website will provide the training.

If you are having any issues with the website, please try these troubleshooting solutions.

  1. Use an internet web browser other than google Chrome.
  2. Make sure your Pop-ups are enabled for this website.
  3. Call American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.
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ADULT, CHILD AND BABY FIRST AID/CPR/AED

Earn your Adult, Child and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED certification from an American Red Cross certified instructor. Ideal for individuals who want to be safe, prepared and feel more comfortable responding during an emergency. 

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies involving adults, children and infants
  • respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting

Course Delivery

The course is open enrollment! You can register after the start date and a course will be specially prepared for you or your group.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Open Enrollment Virtual Training $40 $45 REGISTER
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BABYSITTERS BASICS

Designed for new babysitters and youth ages 11 and older, this online course delivers information clearly, concisely and interactively – and it's the perfect way for young people to learn about all of the responsibilities that come with the job.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • provide care for infants and children; how to stay safe; what to do in an emergency; how to choose age-appropriate activities; and how to recognize and handle a variety of behaviors
  • understand the basics of starting a babysitting business

Course Delivery

The course is open enrollment! You can register after the start date and a course will be specially prepared for you or your group.

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Open Enrollment Virtual Training $40 $45 REGISTER
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CAT AND DOG FIRST AID

Every owner loves their pets and wants to give them the best life possible; being equipped to deliver first aid and provide a healthy lifestyle is the best way to do that. Now cat and dog owners, pet-sitters and dog walkers can take the Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid online course and learn life-saving skills for their animals.

What You Will Learn

Participants will be able to:

  • providing first aid care for your cat or dog, and will learn how to best give care for common emergency situations
  • understanding your pet's vital signs, breathing and cardiac emergencies, wounds and bleeding, seizures, and preventative care for cats and dogs

Course Delivery

The course is open enrollment! You can register after the start date and a course will be specially prepared for you or your group. 

Additional information will be emailed to participants approximately 5 business days before the start of the course from crec-aquatics@email.arizona.edu.

Dates

Day/Date Time Location Member Non-Mem  
Open Enrollment - Virtual Training $40 $45 REGISTER

Login Support

You will be prompted to log in. If you already have a login account, use it. If you do not have an account, create a new account by clicking on "Create Login." Once you log in, the website will provide the training.

If you are having any issues with the website, please try these troubleshooting solutions.

  1. Use an internet web browser other than google Chrome.
  2. Make sure your Pop-ups are enabled for this website.
  3. Call American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.