The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) course trains you to teach courses and presentations in the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety program by developing your understanding of how to use course materials, conduct training, and evaluate participant progress. The American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification is valid for 2 years.
Minimum age of 16.
Pass the pre-course swim test for the Lifeguarding course
Swim all 6 strokes at Level 4 proficiency
Front Crawl - 25yds
Back Crawl - 25yds
Breast Stroke - 25yds
Elementary Backstroke - 25yds
Side Stroke - 25yds
Butterfly - 15yds
Float on back for 1 minute
Tread water without use of hands for 1 minutes
- Complete all pre-class requirements and meet all course prerequisites
- Attend and actively participate in all course sessions and/or complete an authorized work plan
- Successfully complete class activities, including the required practice-teaching assignments
- Pass the final written exam with a score of 80% or better
What do I need to bring to class?
You will need a swim suit (one piece for women, trunks for men)
Digital, Printed or purchased copy of the WSI Manual (Free PDF Provided)
New Certification - $250
None Currently Scheduled
$212 payable to North Star, $38 payable directly to Red Cross when you log into Online Classroom.