American Red Cross Certifications
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- First Aid
- Junior Lifeguarding
- Water Safety Instructor
- Shallow Water Attendant
Group Certification Program
Private group classes will be offered for most courses through WRS. The minimum number of participants is six. Classes can be held at the WRC or at your location on campus. To schedule a class please call Rachel Cook in the WRC office at (319)273-7263.
Payments: Fees must be received prior to class to complete registration.
Refunds: To receive a refund you must drop the course at least one week prior to the course start date. Online processing fees will not be refunded. No refunds will be given within one week of the course’s start date.
Preparing for Class: Please bring paper and a writing utensil to take notes during class.
Course Books: Enrollment fees cover all book rental costs. You will have access to the online course book after completion of the course. Lifeguarding and Water Safety Instructor courses include a course book.
Class Size: The minimum enrollment size is 6 participants.
Waiting Lists: If a class is full, a waiting list will be available. If a student drops out of the class, individuals on the waiting list will be notified.
Graduation Requirements for Specified Majors
Students going into the following fields are recommended to have First Aid,
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Bloodborne
Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission certifications:
- Youth Work
- Elder Care
- Military Service
- Recreation Programming
Camp Adventure Participants
Camp Adventure students must complete certification training in one of the following options:
- Lifeguarding, which includes First Aid & CPR/AED for the Lifeguard.
- Shallow Water Attendant, which includes First Aid & CPR/AED for the Lifeguard (with approval).
Certification Validation PeriodsAll CPR/AED, Lifeguarding, and First Aid certifications are valid for two years from the completion date.
Bloodborne Pathogens Training - 1 year
WSI – Must teach at least one class during two year authorization period and complete online knowledge check via the Red Cross to keep certification current.