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Water Safety Instructor

Continuing Education Workforce Certificate




Catonsville, Essex

Water Safety Instructor certification prepares students for a professional career as an American Red Cross swimming and water safety instructor. Students learn appropriate methods of teaching water safety and basic swimming strokes including how to plan, conduct, and evaluate swimming and water safety courses.

This program features courses that will provide the skills to become an American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor, current CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid certifications.

Students entering this program should have a strong sense of self-discipline, assisting and caring for others, leadership skills, critical thinking skills, and crisis intervention.

Water Safety Instructor jobs can be found at several profit and non-profit organizations. Additional career information may be found in Career Coach:

Program Course Sequence

​A stringent attendance policy will be enforced.

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Water Safety Instructor


Textbook is included in the cost of the course.



Students who earn a minimum score of 80% on the written exam and a passing grade of "CC" for completing the course will receive their certification.

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