Certifications and Training

Certification Training Courses

Certification Training courses are offered to students, faculty/staff, and community members and are conducted by American Red Cross certified instructors. Participants must be at least 15 years old.

Recreation and Wellness Policies

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Certification Class Registration

  • Health and safety class registration is available at the Student Recreation Center Welcome Desk, through the BGSU RecWell app for iPhone or android, or online using the new MyRec portal: https://myrec.bgsu.edu/
  • BGSU Students, Faculty & Staff: When logging in, select ‘BGSU MyRec Login’ and use your BGSU username and password.
  • Community Members: Contact Chris Ballard at cballar@bgsu.edu to receive your username and password.

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers with First Aid Blended Course

This is a blended learning course featuring online 2 simulation learnings, which combines web-based learning with an in-class skills session to help prepare you to respond to real-life emergencies. The online portions may take around 3-4 hours to complete and needs to be completed before the in-class session. Participants must bring a printed out certificate of completion of both online portions in order to be admitted to the in-class session of the class.

American Red Cross CPR/AED Online Learning Module

American Red Cross First Aid Online Learning Module

Download a CPR/AED Manual (PDF)

Course Schedule

Each date listed is an independent class - Attendance at one class provides certification.

CPR, First Aid, AED

  • Wednesday, September 29: 9 - 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, September 30: 2 - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, October 6: 2:30 - 5 PM
  • Monday, October 11: 2 - 4:30 PM

Cost:
Recreation and Wellness Student Employees: $70
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $90
Non-Member: $110

Registration and payment must be completed by the Monday before the class begins. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Follow the link below to complete the eLearning portion of the class. Create a Red Cross login, unless you already have one, launch the course and complete at your own pace.

Recreation and Wellness reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have the minimum number of participants or for other circumstances. If a class is cancelled, participants are notified one day prior if current contact information has been properly provided.

Lifeguard Certification Blended Course

The American Red Cross blended learning lifeguarding course prepares you to prevent, recognize, and respond to emergencies in and around the water. The eLearning portion of this class is scenario based and introduces you to the skills that yare practiced and mastered during the in-person skill sessions. Allow approximately 7 hours to complete the eLearning portion, including the final eLearning exam. All participants must complete the eLearning portion and present proof of completion to enter the in-person skill sessions at the Student Recreation Center.

Course Prerequisites: 300 yard swim, 2 minute water tread, and brick test. (Goggles may be used for the 300 yard swim, but not for the brick test)

The American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is valid for 2 years. Pocket mask is included with the course. Women must wear a one-piece suit, and men must wear draw string swim trunks.

Course Schedule
Fall 2021 Schedule is Pending

Cost: 
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $125
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $175
Non-Member: $200

Registration and payment must be completed by the Monday before the class begins. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment. Follow the link below to complete the eLearning portion of the class. Create a Red Cross login, unless you already have one, launch the course and complete at your own pace.

https://www.redcrosslearning.com/course/73031950-15c1-11e7-b4e0-51657ecd06af


Lifeguard Review Course

The Lifeguard review course is a re-certification course for individuals who are looking to renew their current or recently expired lifeguard certification. To take this course, participants must hold a valid American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or certification that has expired in the last month. There is prerequisite test, a brief review of skills, and then testing of water and land skills. Participants need to bring a copy of their certification in order to prove their previous certification.

This course renews the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification for two years. Pocket mask is NOT included. Review is recommended prior to class attendance as review courses do not cover all material outlined in the manual.

Classes are scheduled on a need basis. Contact aquatics@bgsu.edu to express interest in a course or call 419.372.7482.

Cost:
Recreation and Wellness Student Employee: $75.00
BGSU Student or SRC Member: $105.00
Non-Member: $120.00

Download a Lifeguard Manual (PDF)