WSI (water safety instructor) & Babysitting Courses

Water Safety Instructor

This course will train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue course, six levels of the Learn to Swim program and parent and Child Aquatics.

- Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the last scheduled session of the course. 
- Successfully complete the pre-course session (ability to perform all skills associated with course)

Certification Requirements
- Complete all reading assignments
- Attend all class sessions
- Participate in all activities
- Successfully complete all practice-teaching assignments
- Pass the final written exam with a minimum grade of 80%
- Demonstrate maturity and responsibility throughout the course.

Certificate Issued & Validity Period
Authorization is for 2 calendar years.

All authorizations expire December 31. Initial authorization may be less or depending on when training is completed.

Cost and Participant Materials
- $300 for Rec Members
- $325 for Non-Members
- Course includes WSI instructor book and manual along with certification cards.
- Parts of course will be completed online and in the classroom

Babysitting Training Certification

To provide youth who are planning to babysit with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.
Recommended age to register: 11-15 years old.
Cost and Participant Materials
-$60 for Rec Members
-$75 for Non-Members
-Participants must be 11 years old by the last day of this course
Class Dates
May 12, 13, 14, 2020
Class Times
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm each day 
To register for this course, click here
Camp Health Officer (CHO) Certification Course:
This course guides participants through licensing rules for children and adult foster care camps (summer camps) that are held within the state of Michigan. It is a requirement that a camp within the state have an operating license that includes an individual certified as a CHO on staff. This course will cover and introduce participants to CPR for the professional rescuer skills along with First Aid/AED, how to report injuries, how to respond to injuries, and how to log and store medications as well as understand licensing rules.

Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreational Sports
Call 227-2519 or visit PEIF 126 to register.