Is this an American Red Cross Certification? Yes, this is valid for 2 years.
How old do I need to be to take the Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Certification Class? 16 years of Age on the first day of class.
To become a WSI Certified Swim Instructor, do I need to be a perfect swimmer? No, you must however swim all 6 strokes, 25 yards. These strokes include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, elementary backstroke and side stroke. There is no time limit. You must also tread water for at least 1 minute in the deep end, head above water and only using your legs. A back float must also be performed for 1 minute in the deep end. We highly encourage that you practice these skills prior to the start of class.
What if I cannot pass the swim test? Unfortunately, if you cannot pass the test, you are unable to continue to participate in the class. You can however complete a transfer request form and pay the $50 fee to schedule a future class.
Can I attend one class in one certification class and then attend the second day’s class in another certification class offered at a different date? No, you may not break up the classes. All classes of your Certification Course must be completed during the time frame allotted for the class. This is normally over a weekend period.
Do I have to complete the online training course before the first day of class? Yes, this is mandatory. You will not be permitted to attend the in-class session without bringing your online certification verification to class with you as proof.
How long does the online portion of class take? The online blended learning portion of the course is 8 hours long. A printed copy verifying this portion is complete must be brought to the first day of class in order to participate in the in-class session.
Is there a lunch break for the all-day training class? Yes, we provide a 1 Hour Lunch Break where you are free to leave and purchase lunch OR you can bring your lunch with you to class.
How long does it take to receive my certification? Certificates are available within 72 hours of class completion.
Where do I access my certification?
A. By Logging into the Learning Center with the username and password you created when you began the Blended Learning online portion of your course.
B. Click on; My Learning, My Transcripts, and then Print.
C. For any help; call 1-800-Red-Cross