Be a real life superhero! UD Campus Recreation offers a variety of American Red Cross certifications each year. For additional questions pertaining to safety and certifications, contact the Safety Supervisors mailbox.

Certification TYpes offered
  • American Red Cross Prerequisites / Skill Requirements (Preskills)
  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding

Course availability is on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms (via fax, mail, email or in-person drop off) will not be accepted prior to the following registration openings:

  • Spring Certifications: Second Monday of November

More information on the registration process and links to forms can be found on the Certification Registration page. 

Prerequisites & Skill Requirements

  • Prior to taking part in any Lifeguarding certification, participants are required to pass the American Red Cross lifeguarding prerequisites. Participants who do not pass the prerequisites will not be permitted to enroll in a lifeguarding course.
  • Details

Prerequisites are about an hour in length and test participants on swimming ability, a retrieval skill and treading water. For up-to-date course information and registration deadlines, visit the Prerequisites & Skill Requirements page.

  • UDCR Member: $15
  • Non-Member: $15

Lifeguarding Certifications

Upon successful completion of online,  in-water and classroom portions of the lifeguarding course, participants will receive a Red Cross Lifeguarding / First Aid certificate and a CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers certificate valid for two years. 


Courses consist of a 7-hour online portion done at home, followed by in-person classroom and skill sessions over the course of a weekend (Friday evening - Sunday evening). Participants must be 15 years of age by the conclusion of the course. View the Lifeguarding Certification page for up-to-date course information and class specifics.

  • UDCR Member: $205
  • Non-Member: $225

Contact Us

Campus Recreation

2 Evanston Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45409