Certification Courses

Certification Courses

The Wilkes-Barre YMCA is pleased to offer American Red Cross and YMCA certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, and O2 Administration.
This is a blended learning course, with pre-test online work completed before in-person testing.
*There are required swim components to be completed to proceed through the course.
The 2 day course will include 1 day of time in each of our branch pools (WB and Pittston)
Contact us with any questions in advance!

ASHI Basic Life Support

Wilkes-Barre
6/15/22 - 6/15/22
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The Basic Life Support course offered through the American Safety and Health Institute is intended to assist healthcare providers, including professional rescuers, in learning or refining BLS skills for patients of all ages. These skills include high quality CPR, AED administration, and foreign body airway obstruction both as single rescuer and as part of a team.

Supplemental online material will be issued day of registration.


Registration Information  

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5/18/22 6/7/22 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/15/22
We - 5:30 pm - 2 hrs
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Closes
06/07/2022

YMCA Lifeguard full course

Wilkes-Barre
6/11/22 - 8/21/22
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The YMCA Lifeguard full course is open to candidates 16 years of age or older. Lifeguard candidates will be required to pass a pre-test involving:

  • 100 yard swim (freestyle)
  • treading water for 2 minutes without the use of hands
  • 3 50 yard swim ( Breast stroke, side stroke and resting stroke)
  • retrieving a submerged diving ring from the deep end of the pool and treading with it

Session will be from 8 am – 4 pm on the day listed. Attendance at each scheduled session is mandatory. YMCA Lifeguard certifications are valid for 2-years from date of completion and include professional CPR/AED.

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Remainder of the payment will be due after successful completion of the pretest.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At Family MemberMemberNon-Member
4/12/22 5/8/22 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00
5/16/22 6/1/22 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00
6/6/22 6/17/22 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00
6/20/22 7/1/22 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00
7/11/22 7/31/22 Online / Front Desk $ 200.00$ 200.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/11/22 - 06/12/22
Su,Sa - 8:00 am - 8 hrs
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Closes
06/01/2022
06/25/22 - 06/26/22
Su,Sa - 8:00 am - 8 hrs
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06/06/2022
07/09/22 - 07/10/22
Su,Sa - 8:00 am - 8 hrs
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06/20/2022
08/20/22 - 08/21/22
Su,Sa - 8:00 am - 8 hrs
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