Safety School

Lifeguard Training | $240*
Course Description:
Learn the knowlege and skills needed to prevent aquatic emergencies, including drowning and injuries. The course includes CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid.

  1. Must be 15 years old at course completion date
  2. Complete the pretest:
    • Tread water for 2 minutes without hands
    • Swim 300 yards continuously
    • Within 1 minute and 40 seconds: Swim 20 yards, dive 7 feet, retrieve a 10 lb brick, return 20 yards and exit the pool without a ladder.

General Prices

Day Time Start Date End Date Price
Saturday AND Sunday 10am to 4pm 10-May 18-May $240
Saturday AND Sunday 10am to 4pm 7-Jun 15-Jun $240
Saturday AND Sunday 10am to 4pm 19-Jul 27-Jul $240

MSU Student Prices

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer | $75*
Course Description:
Teaches those with a duty to act (professional rescuers) the skills they need to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to care for a victim of cardiac arrest.
Standard First Aid | $15

General Prices

CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
Day Time Start Date End Date Price
Sunday 10am to 4pm 07/13/14 07/13/14 $75
Saturday 10am to 4pm 08/02/14 08/02/14 $75
Standard First Aid
Day Time Start Date End Date Price
Sunday 3:00pm to 6:00pm 07/13/14 07/13/14 $15
Saturday 3:00pm to 6:00pm 08/02/14 08/02/14 $15

MSU Student Prices

Lifeguard Instructor | $240+$35** (Instructor Level Course)
Course Description: 
Trains candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen, and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue. Visit Take a Class on the Red Cross website for more information.

  1. Instructor candidates must be 17 years old at course completion date
  2. Must possess a current American Red Cross certicate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED or Equivalent from another approved organization.
  3. Must successfully complete:
    • Online Orientation to the Red Cross
    • Orientation to the Lifeguarding course
    • Online Lifeguarding Instructor Precourse Exam (80 percent or better)
    • Online Precourse Session

* Requires a pocket mask. Masks can be purchased for $15 or you can supply your own.

**All instructor level courses require registration with the American Red Cross. Once you've registered and paid with Montclair State, you will receive an email detailing how to register with the American Red Cross. The fee is $35. A valid Fundamentals of Instructor Training certification is also required and is to be issued within 1 year of course startdate, or a current Authorized Instructor certication through the American Red Cross. These are in addition to a valid government issued ID, and must be presented at the first class date. Candidates with a current FIT certication must contact Alex Sperling at least 2 weeks before course start date at 973-655-3349.

  1. Required for all dates and times.
  2. All classes require proof of age.
  3. Bring government-issued ID to the first class.
    • Passport
    • Driver's License
    • Birth Certificate with photo ID
Cancellation/Refund Policy
  1. No refunds given within 10 days of class starting.
  2. 75% refund given if cancellation is made more than 10 days prior to the starting date.
  3. If participant fails any portion of the course pretest they will be refunded 75% of the course fee.
Parking Information
  1. All Montclair State University guests must pay for parking while on campus.
  2. Course prices are reduced to accomodate this cost.
  3. Patrons may park in lot 20A right next to the facility for $5 a day as long as they contact Alex Sperling at (973)-655-3349 or 3 days prior to the course start date.
  4. Participants may also park in the NJ Transit Deck on Clove Road for $5 a day.