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To get certified as a lifeguard one must first complete the American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes in Oakland. Our training is available as a traditional, in-person course totaling 25 hours and 20 minutes while our blended learning course totals 19.5 hours in person and 7.5 hours online. In order to become certified you must be 15 years of age and have passed the pre-course swimming skills test.
The American Red Cross lifeguard testing not only examines your comprehension of the written lifeguarding requirements but also evaluates your knowledge of valuable and crucial hands-on skills as well as proper procedure and lifeguarding protocol.
From emergency action plans to water rescue skills and first aid procedures, the American Red Cross lifeguard manual offers valuable information to assist you while you are getting trained and certified to become a lifeguard.
Accessing your digital lifeguarding certification online has never been easier. The American Red Cross lets you access your lifeguarding certification through your Red Cross account and easily print or share online. Your employers can also access your certification with ease.
A review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council states that less than half of course participants can pass a skills test one year after training. Skill retention begins to decline only after a few months which is why refresher courses are so important. You can locate Lifeguard Refresher Classes in Oakland by using our Find a Class Tool.
Those wish to recertify may register for the Red Cross Oakland Lifeguard training and review course. Those who prefer blended learning courses, which combine both in-person and online learning options, may also register for a Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding Review course. For information on the American Red Cross lifeguarding recertification courses in your area, please use the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Find a Class Tool.
The American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council consists of a 50+ person panel of experts. The council features those nationally recognized in the medical, academic and scientific fields. The Scientific Advisory council is committed to ensuring that the training procedures and practices taught are the best and most current available.