In Fargo, lifeguard training with the American Red Cross can help you gain the skills and confidence needed to help others safely enjoy their time in, on, and around the water. Throughout class, our patient, knowledgeable instructors will help you learn how to prevent accidents, recognize emergencies, and provide care until medical professionals arrive on scene. The course includes lecture materials and hands-on, scenario-based skills sessions – so you'll be able to practice your skills in a real-world setting before taking your certification exam.

When you enroll in lifeguarding classes in Fargo with the American Red Cross, you'll learn the basics of water safety, and you'll gain the experience and information needed to follow proper, accepted protocols when dealing with emergencies in, on, or around water. To help you commit this information to memory, our lifeguard certification courses include a mix of traditional classroom lecture and extensive hands-on skills sessions. This way, you'll understand the theory behind your actions and understand why each step in the process is important to you and those you'll care for. To begin your career as a lifeguard, find a class in your area.

Throughout your Fargo lifeguard certification class, your Red Cross instructors will help you learn how to create a safe space for those in your area or facility. This means that not only will you learn how to monitor swimmers and provide rescue services when needed, but you'll also learn how to deliver first aid and CPR, and use an AED. This way, you'll have the skills and confidence to provide care while waiting for EMS professionals to arrive. And just like your lifeguarding certification, your first aid, CPR and AED credentials are valid for two years, and your certificates are available online – making it easy to share them with potential employers and volunteer organizations.

If you're already a lifeguard, recertification in Fargo is simple with the American Red Cross. Designed for those whose certification is still valid or within 30 days of expiring, our abbreviated lifeguard renewal classes allow you to update your skills, learn new techniques, and refresh your memory – and will allow you to continue working without a lapse in verification. Once successfully completed, your certification will be valid for two years. To enroll in a class in your area, check our newest course listing.

If you're ready to take your career to the next level, the Red Cross offers a Lifeguard Management course in Fargo that can help you expand your skills. Designed as a one-day course, our Lifeguard Management program will help you learn how to hire, train, and supervise lifeguards, foster good relationships among team members and even help you understand how to assemble an emergency response team. To help improve your facility's overall safety, your instructor will also provide you with the latest proven information on injury prevention and risk management, so you can work with your facility management team to create a safer environment for everyone.

Note: The course is compliant with the newly released Model Aquatic Health Code.

Along with our world-class lifeguard training in Fargo, the Red Cross offers a wide range of aquatics classes that go far beyond lifeguarding – and can help you gain new skills for the job you have, and the job you want. Just one of those classes is Safety Training for Swim Coaches, which has been developed in collaboration with USA Swimming. Created specifically for swim coaches and other aquatic professionals, it teaches you how to prevent and respond to emergencies while on the pool deck, and addresses topics like preparing an emergency action plan, recognizing swimmer distress, rescuing swimmers using non-swimming techniques, and handling spinal injuries, among others. For additional details on Safety Training for Swim Coaches or to enroll in a class near you, check our newest class schedule.

At the Red Cross, we not only make it easy to enroll in our Fargo lifeguard training program, but we also make it easy to keep track of your certification once it's complete. With Red Cross Digital Certificates, you can simply login to see all of your certificates at once, or, if you need to send them to an employer or volunteer organization, you can deliver them via a unique URL or QR code. This way, you won't have to keep a printed copy in your files at home, and they can be accessed anytime, from virtually anywhere.