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Lifeguard Certification

Prepare for employment as a lifeguard with the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training program. You will learn how to rescue patrons in water situations, learn CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider, and First Aid.

Please fill out the form below if you do not have a Boise State University login, and an online account will be created for you.

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Beginning in Fall 2020, we will be utilizing Red Cross Blended Learning courses for the full Lifeguarding course. The majority of the lecture will be done through an online platform. Skill sessions will be conducted in-person at the date you registered.

After signing up for a course, you will receive a link to the Red Cross Learning Center within 3-5 business days. The online component must be completed prior to you attending the in-person class. Once you complete the online potion, you have not completed the requirements for certification. The in person skills session is where you will complete the requirements for certification.

You may need to create a Red Cross account in order to take the classes if you have never taken a Blended Learning course before. Please note the estimated completion times in order to give yourself enough time to complete the online content.

  • Full Lifeguarding course ( 7 hours of online content)

Lifeguard Training

Lifeguard Training is for first time certifications or for those with certifications expired longer than 30 days. Must be at least 15 years of age and be able to complete the precourse requirements (300-yard swim, 2-minute tread, and timed brick retrieval event). View a demonstration of the precourse requirements.

Failure to pass the precourse requirements will result in inability to participate in the course and no refunds will be given.

A minimum of 4 participants is needed by the registration deadline for the class to run. No refunds will be given for dropping the class.

Session DatesDays & TimesPriceRegistration Deadline
September 18-20 and 25-27, 2020
Must attend all sessions
Friday: 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
$150 member
$175 non-member
September 8, 2020 -- please email aquatics@boisestate.edu

Lifeguard Review

Review and re-certify your American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification. Available for participants with a current Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED  certificate. Must be at least 15 years of age and be able to complete the precourse requirements (300-yard swim, 2-minute tread, and timed brick retrieval event). View a demonstration of the precourse requirements.

Failure to pass the precourse requirements will result in inability to participate in the course and no refunds will be given.

A minimum of 4 participants is needed by the registration deadline for the class to run. No refunds will be given for dropping the class.

Session DatesDaysPriceRegistration Deadline
October 9-10, 2020
Must attend all sessions
Friday: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
$65 member
$80 non-member
October 6, 2020 -- please email aquatics@boisestate.edu