Lifeguard Instructor Review

LIFEGUARD INSTRUCTOR REVIEW

American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review – Version r.17
Description
  • The Lifeguard Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course is the required course for all Lifeguard Instructors and Instructor Trainers to re-certify in the 2017 American Red Cross course.
  • The Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course includes:
    • Lifeguarding Program Review
    • Administrative Updates/Information
    • Written Exam
    • Skill Practice and Polish Session including in-water skills, drills and Multiple-Rescuer Response scenarios
  • Instructor Review Outline
Prerequisites
  • Must be a currently certified Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor Trainer who has completed the online 2017 Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer update.
Certification
  • Upon successful completion of the review course, the Lifeguard Instructor or Lifeguard Instructor Trainer certification will be renewed for 2 years.
Registration Date Schedule Fee Location
Register Dec 16, 2017 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Dec 30, 2017 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Jan 20, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Feb 10, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Mar 10, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Apr 7, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register May 5, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Jun 6, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Register Jul 14, 2018 Sat 8:00am-4:00pm $155 Irvine, CA 92620
Optional Add-on Certification
  • Instructors who wish to achieve a basic-level lifeguarding certification to work as a Lifeguard will have the option to “test out” at the conclusion of the Lifeguarding Instructor Review course. Instructors/ITs who choose to attend the “test out” session and successfully complete all basic-level course requirements will earn an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification, valid for 2 years.
  • This “test out” session includes:
    • Lifeguarding precourse skills evaluation
    • Lifeguarding course final skills scenarios
    • Two final written exams (CPRO/First Aid and Lifeguarding Skills)
  • Fee: $125
  • How to sign up: Register for the add-on during the LGI Review class
Lifeguard Instructor Review FAQ’s

What to Bring to Class

  • Current (valid) Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certificate in the r.2017 program
  • Printed Registration Form
  • Printed Class Syllabus
  • Lifeguard Instructor Manual r.2017 (hard copy)
  • Lifeguarding Manual r.2017 (digital or hard copy)
  • A swim suit, towel, and dry comfortable clothes
  • Adult and Infant CPR pocket masks (may be purchased at class for $25/set)

Certification & Class Receipt

Certification

  • The certificate will be emailed to you from the Red Cross with in 2 business days after completing the class (please check your spam folder if you do not get the email)
  • If you do not receive an email visit redcross.org/getcertificate and enter your First Name, Last Name, Postal Code (where the class was held) and the
  • If you require a wallet size certificate please call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Class Receipt

  • Print: Training Receipt
  • Note: To customize your class receipt, you will need Adobe Reader and input the fields as they pertain to the course(s) you completed.

More FAQ's

2017 Program Timelines and Updates

Q. What is the deadline for instructors and instructor trainers to complete the Online Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer update to the Lifeguarding Program?
A. July 31, 2017 is the last day for instructors and ITs to update their certifications by completing the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update for free. The update will be available through December 31, 2017 with a late registration fee.

Q. What is the last date to teach courses in the previous (r.2012) Lifeguarding program?
A. Basic-Level classes may be taught through July 31, 2017. Instructor-Level classes in the r.2012 program are no longer available.

Q. What is the last date to complete the in-person Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course?
A. Instructors and Instructor Trainers who complete the update on or before July 31, 2017 have one year from their online update completion date to complete the in-person Lifeguarding Instructor/IT Review course. Instructors who complete the online update on or after August 1, 2017 (with late registration fee) must complete the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course by July 31, 2017.

Maintaining a Lifeguarding Instructor and/or Instructor Trainer Certification

Q. How can Lifeguarding Instructors maintain their instructor certification?
A. To maintain certification as a Lifeguarding Instructor, instructors must:
▪ Complete all course updates prior to the update deadline.
▪ Teach or co-teach at least one Lifeguarding or Shallow Water Lifeguarding courses of record during the 2-year certification period.
▪ Successfully complete an in-person Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course prior to instructor certification expiration date.

Q. How can Lifeguarding Instructor Trainers maintain their instructor trainer certification?
A. To maintain certification as a Lifeguarding Instructor Trainer, ITs must:
▪ Complete all course updates prior to the update deadline.
▪ Teach at least one Lifeguarding Instructor courses of record or teach at least two Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review courses.
▪ Successfully complete an in-person Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course prior to instructor certification expiration date.

Q. Are Lifeguarding Instructors or Instructor Trainers required to maintain a basic-level certification?
A. No, Lifeguarding Instructor’s and Instructor Trainers are not required to maintain a basic-level Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification to maintain their Instructor and/or Instructor Trainer certification, however, Instructors/ITs who wish to work or volunteer as a Lifeguard must maintain a basic-level Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED certification. The Lifeguarding Instructor/IT certifications are not equivalent to a basic-level certification. Individuals without a basic-level certification are not recognized as certified lifeguards.

Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review Course

Q. How long is the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course?
A. The Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course is approximately 7 hours and 30 minutes, not including the optional basic-level test out session for Instructors/ITs who wish to gain a basic-level certification.

Q. What content/skills are covered in the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course?
A. The Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course includes:
▪ Lifeguarding Program Review
▪ Administrative Updates/Information
▪ Written Exam
▪ Skill Practice and Polish Session including in-water skills, drills and Multiple-Rescuer Response scenarios

Q. Are Instructors/Instructor Trainers required to successfully complete the passive, submerged victim scenario in 1 minute, 30 seconds as a part of the Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review Course?
A. No. Instructors and Instructor Trainers will participate in all course activities including the lifeguard recognition and response drills but are not required to successfully complete the scenario in 1 minute, 30 seconds. Instructors/ITs wishing to earn a basic-level LG certification must complete all timed final skills scenarios.

Q. What happens if an instructor or instructor trainer fails the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course or is unable to successfully complete the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course prior to their certification expiration date?
A. Lifeguarding instructors and instructor trainers who do not successfully complete the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer are permitted to re-take the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course as many times as needed until their instructor or instructor trainer certification expires. If an instructor or instructor trainer is unable to successfully complete the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course before their certification expires, their instructor/instructor trainer certification will expire. Lifeguarding Instructors with an expired certification may participate in a Lifeguarding Instructor Crossover/Re-Entry Bridge OR a Lifeguarding Instructor course to gain a new lifeguarding instructor certification. There is no Crossover/Re-Entry Bridge option for lifeguarding instructor trainers.

Q. Are Instructors/Instructor Trainers required to complete the Lifeguarding pre-course session during the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course?
A. Lifeguarding Instructors/Instructor Trainers are not required to complete the pre-course session, unless they chose to attend the optional test out session to earn a basic-level certification.

Q. How can a Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer earn a basic-level certification/what is included in the optional test out session after the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course?
A. Lifeguarding Instructors/Instructor Trainers who wish to gain a basic-level certification may participate in an optional test out session at the conclusion of the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course. The test out session includes:
▪ The Lifeguarding pre-course skills session (300-yard swim, tread water and timed event)
▪ The Lifeguarding course final skill scenarios:
o Timed passive, submerged victim rescue with extrication, primary assessment followed by 3-minutes of one-rescuer CPR.
o Multiple-Rescuer Response Scenario #3 (timed scenario)
▪ The Lifeguarding course final written exams:
o Exam 1: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid
o Exam 2: Lifeguarding Skills

Q. Who can take the basic-level test out at the conclusion of the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course?
A. Current Lifeguarding Instructors and/or Instructor Trainers in good standing may take the basic-level test out at the conclusion of the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course. Participants are not required to have a current basic-level certification.

Q. Can a Lifeguarding Instructor who is not an Instructor Trainer teach/conduct the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course and/or the basic-level test out?
A. No. Only Lifeguarding Instructor Trainers or Waterfront Lifeguarding Instructor Trainers may teach the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course and/or conduct the optional basic-level test out.

Q. Can new Lifeguarding instructors or those who have not completed the Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course participate in the basic-level test out?
A. No. The basic-level test out is not available as a stand-alone course. Instructor trainers may only conduct a basic-level test out immediately following a Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainer Review course.

 

Program Policies

Class Transfers – The class transfer fee is $75 and registered participants are required to submit a Transfer Request online at least 48 hours prior to the original class date. Training must be completed within 60 days of the original class date.

No Refunds – Training deposits are nonrefundable and No refunds will be issued once course fees have been submitted. In the event that a participant is unable to pass the prerequisites or final exams the participant may transfer to a class at a later date (if available). If a participant is absent from any scheduled class days or times, the participant will not be offered a transfer or refund of any kind.

No Visitors – Only registered participants are allowed on the pool deck or in the classrooms during training. All visitors including parents must wait in the parking lot.

Cancelled Classes – Safe Swim reserves the right to cancel classes as needed. In the event a class is canceled registered participants will be offered a transfer to a different class free of charge or a full refund of the training fees.

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