UREC Certification Courses

UT Dallas is proud to offer American Red Cross Certification Courses.

For more information, call 972–883–2078. Please note all dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Pre–registration is required for all certification courses.

Classes are limited to ten participants.

Registration available through the Enroll Now link.

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/First Aid

Our CPR/AED/First aid blended learning certification course will teach you how to recognize and respond to cardiac emergencies and care for people in crisis. What is blended learning? Complete 2 hours of online learning and then come in to practice the skills you learned.

AC Members Non–AC Members
$75 $95
Date (choose 1 day) Location Time
Sept.7 MP–Green 12:30–2:30 p.m.
Sept. 21 RCW 7–9 p.m.
Oct. 6 MP–Green 1–3 p.m.
Oct. 20 MP–Green 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Nov. 1 RCW 7–9 p.m.
Nov. 15 MP–Green 2–4 p.m.

Lifeguard Certification

Our Lifeguarding courses are designed and taught by Aquatic professionals who train you to keep others safe around the water. You will learn the latest safety and rescue techniques as well as administering CPR, First Aid, and AED. Must be 15 years old to attend.
*Pre-course Assessment required.

AC Members Non–AC Members
$200 $220
Session Time
Class I
eLearning Your Pace
Sept. 10 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Sept. 11 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Class II
eLearning Your Pace
Nov. 12 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Nov. 13 8 a.m.–7 p.m.

*Requirements for the Pre-Course Assessment:

  1. 300 yd swim using freestyle, breaststroke or both. Participants must demonstrate rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick. Rhythmic breathing can be performed either by breathing to the side or to the front (goggles may be used).
  2. Two minutes of treading water without using your arms. Participants will place their hands under their armpits, on their shoulders, or behind their back.
  3. The brick test: Starting in the water, swim 20 yds using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive 7–10 ft, retrieve a 10 lb object, return to the surface, swim 20 yds back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps, within 1 min, 40 sec (goggles may not be used).

  4. Unsure you will be able to complete this? Check out our Lifeguarding Preparation Course below.

Lifeguard Preparation Course

Our lifeguard prep course will help train you to be ready for the red cross pre-course test. Must be able to swim 25-yards of freestyle or breaststroke.

AC Members Non–AC Members
$40 $50
Session Time
Choose one session
Oct. 14 5–6 p.m.
Oct. 21 5–6 p.m.
Oct. 28 5–6 p.m.
Nov. 4 5–6 p.m.

Lifeguard Recertification

This course tests you on all skills taught in the Lifeguarding full course. You must have a current or prior certification to take this course.

AC Members Non–AC Members
$95 $115
Session Time
Sept. 24 12–7 p.m.
Oct. 22 12–7 p.m.

Lifeguard Instructor

Trains Lifeguarding instructor candidates to teach American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Bloodborne Pathogens Training.

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 17 years, Possess a current Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED, complete the Online Session for the Lifeguarding Instructor course and complete the pre-course session.

Note: To teach Waterfront Skills, Lifeguarding instructors must possess a basic-level Waterfront Skills certificate.

AC Members Non–AC Members
$350 $400
Session Time
Class I
Oct. 7 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Oct. 8 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Oct. 9 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Class II
TBD 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
TBD 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
TBD 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

Wilderness First Aid

In this course, you will learn advanced skills to use in outdoor emergencies when help from professional responders may be far away. Must be at least 14 years old and hold a current adult CPR/AED certification.

AC Members Non–AC Members
$115 $135
Session Time
Class I
TBD 4–8 p.m.
TBD 4–8 p.m.
TBD 12–8 p.m.

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