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Class Descriptions

In Person Classes
Benderson Family Building, Amherst

CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider Certification

Benderson Family Building only
Teaches those with a duty to act in an emergency the skills needed to respond appropriately to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. Course components include learning to survey the scene, how to protect the rescuer and victim, providing first aid, as well as ventilations, care for choking victims, CPR, AED, blood-borne pathogens, and responding to an emergency for adults, children, and infants.

Member: $100  |  CP: $125

CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider re-Certification

Benderson Family Building only
Reviews and teaches those with a duty to act in an emergency the skills needed to respond appropriately to first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies. Course components include learning to survey the scene, how to protect the rescuer and victim, providing first aid, as well as ventilations, care for choking victims, CPR, AED, blood-borne pathogens, and responding to an emergency for adults, children, and infants.

Member: $85  |  CP: $100 

Lifeguarding Certification

Benderson Family Building only
This Blended Learning class is partially done online through the American Red Cross website 48 hours prior to the first class. Registration using participant's name and email (not parent) through the American Red Cross must be completed 48 hours prior to the first classroom session. An email with instructions for Blended Learning Registration will be sent out upon confirmation of payment. Proof of completion for Lessons 1-4 must be brought to first classroom session. Passing all swimming prerequisites is required at first classroom session (300yd swim, 2 minute tread using legs only and timed 10lb brick retrieval test). Lifeguarding/First Aid certifications are valid for 2 years, CPR/AED certifications are valid for 1 year.

Blended Learning
Member: $260  |  CP: $285

Lifeguarding Recertification

Benderson Family Building only
This course is for recertification of lifeguards. Participants must re-certify all components of their original lifeguarding course and certification. Passing all swimming prerequisites is required at first session (300yd swim, 2 minute tread using legs only and timed 10lb brick retrieval test). Lifeguard Certification must be current or expired by no more than 30 days on the first day of the course to be eligible--otherwise a full certification must be taken.

Member: $125  |  CP: $150

Water Safety Instructor

Benderson Family Building only
This is an advanced instructor level class from American Red Cross for candidates who want to become swim instructors, aquatics managers, or NYS certified Phys Ed. Teachers. Providing instructor candidates the training needed to teach courses in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program by developing their understanding of how to use course materials, conduct training sessions, and evaluate participants progress. Attendance is mandatory at all classes. Course materials may be downloaded from the American Red Cross Learning Center website. Student teaching and classroom discussions included. This is a Blended Learning Offering. Registration through the American Red Cross must be completed 48 hours prior to the first classroom session. Proof of completion for Lessons 1-3 must be brought to first classroom session. An email with instructions for Blended Learning Registration will be sent out upon confirmation of payment.

Member/CP: $335