American Red Cross Instructor Training

The Aquatics Department offers students, faculty and staff, and the community the opportunity to enroll in certification classes. The classes are held at the Leach Center and are taught by certified American Red Cross instructors.

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Water Safety Instructor Training Course

This 40-hour instructor course is designed to train individuals to teach American Red Cross Learn to Swim and Water Safety courses. In order to participate, students must be 16 years of age, and be able to demonstrate competency in the 6 major swimming strokes: Front and Back Crawl, Breastroke, Elementary Backstroke, Sidestroke, and Butterfly. The swimming skills assessment will take place on the first day of class, and participants should come prepared to demonstrate 25 yards of each of strokes listed (15 yards for Butterfly). Students will also be asked to maintain a floating position on their back for 1 minute and tread water for 1 minute. Instructor candidates that are unable to successfully pass the prerequisites will not be able to continue in the course and will be given a partial refund of $75 from the campus recreation center, the Red Cross Fee is non-refundable. .

  • May 2017
    • Monday, May 22 - Friday, May 26
    • Time: 9am-5pm; Lunch break will be given
  • Please contat emilkas@fsu.edu for questions
  • Participants Must Attend All 5 Sessions, Academic Schedule Will Be Considered
  • FSU Students: $195 / Non-Students: $275
    • Plus an additional $35.00 paid directly to the Red Cross upon registration

 

CPR/AED for the Professional Reexcuer and Health Care Provider Instructor Course (C-PRO Instructor)

This 7-hour classroom and 2.5-hour precourse  instructor course is designed  to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers course. 

To participate in the instructor course, instructor candidates must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age on the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross CPR/ AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers certification or equivalent.
  • Successfully completed the Online Session for the CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers Instructor course, which consists of the following prerequisites:
    • Orientation to the American Red Cross
    • Orientation to the instructor course
    • Precourse exam

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  • After registration there will be an additional $35 American Red Cross Fee
  • FSU Students: $95
  • Non-Students: $135 

 

First Aid/CPR/AED Instuctor Course

The primary purpose of the 12 hour American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor course is to train instructors to teach the basic-level American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED courses. 

To participate in this course instructor candidates must:

  • Is at least 16 years of age on the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possesses current American Red Cross basic-level certification in First Aid and, Adult and Pediatric CPR and AED, or equivalent certification 
  • Has successfully completed the online Introduction to the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/ AED Instructor Course prior to the Precourse Skills Session.
  • Has obtained all instructor and participant materials before attending the first session of the instructor course. Materials consist of: š
    • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED DVD and/or American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/ AED Course Presentations (Adult and Pediatric) š
    • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor’s Manual š
    • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Participant’s Manual š
    • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Ready Reference cards (Adult and Pediatric)
    • Has successfully completed the Precourse Skills Session.

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  • After registration there will be an additional $35 American Red Cross Fee
  • FSU Students: $110
  • Non-Students: $150

 

Lifeguard Instructor Course

The purpose of the 19-hour instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding (Water ≤ 3'), Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training courses and/or modules. 

To participate in this course instructor candidates must:

  • Is at least 17 years of age on the last day of the instructor course.
  • Possesses current:
    • American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED.
    • Or an equivalent certificate from another organization
  • Successfully complete the Online Session. 
  • Successfully complete the Precourse Session. 
  • Attend and actively participate in all course sessions.
  • Successfully complete class activities, including the four practice-teaching assignments.
  •  Score a minimum of 80 percent (32 correct answers out of 40 questions) on the Bloodborne Pathogens Training Instructor Self-Study Test.
  • Score a minimum of 80 percent (20 correct answers out of 25 questions) on the instructor course final written exam.

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  • After registration there will be an additional $35 American Red Cross Fee
  • FSU Students: $195
  • Non-Students: $300