Cleveland State University

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We offer a wide selection of classes in CPR/AED, First Aid, and Lifeguarding. Classes are taught by experienced American Red Cross Instructors. These classes are great for teachers, coaches, health care providers, day care providers, social workers, security personnel and anyone who would like to be able to offer knowledgeable care in the case of an emergency. If these classes do not fit into your schedule we can arrange private certification training for individuals for most of our classes. If you would like training for a group contact the Rec Center at 216-802-3200 to make arrangements for a customized program for your group.

Spring 2014 Schedule | Policies


Class Changes

Class 1102 CPR/AED for Adult, Child & Infant on Oct 17th has been cancelled.
Class 1103 CPR/AED for Adult, Child & Infant on Oct 24th 4-7pm has been added.
Cost is $55/member $65/non-member

Class Descriptions for Safety Classes

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Certification for job-related emergency response for professional rescuers and health care professionals including two-person CPR, resuscitation mask and bag-valve mask use. Certification is valid for two years from date of class.

  • M: $65
  • NM: $75

Learn to recognize and respond to emergency situations. Participants will learn basic care for injuries and sudden illness as well as how to respond appropriately to breathing and cardiac emergencies for people of all ages. CPR certification is valid for one year from date of class and First Aid certification is valid for three years from date of class. This course satisfies requirements for child care workers.

  • M: $60
  • NM: $70

Learn skills to respond to emergencies involving infants, children and adults. You will learn rescue breathing for infants and children, care for choking victims and CPR for all ages. AED training for adults is included.

  • M: $55
  • NM: $65

Participants will learn how to plan, coordinate, and manage American Red Cross First Aid and CPR classes.

  • M: $225*
  • NM: $275*

This course will give instruction on sports-related injury prevention, First Aid and adult CPR with AED. Developed in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, the course is recommended for coaches, sports officials and parents of athletes. Program satisfies the Ohio Athletic Association PAV requirement.

  • M: $70
  • NM: $80

This class will provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical service (EMS) response. This includes wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes. Participants must possess a current adult CPR/AED certification and be at least 14 years of age.

  • M: $150
  • NM: $175

Private Certifications

These classes don't fit into your schedule? You can receive private training for many of our certification classes.

Large Group Certifications

If you have a group of 20 or more, call us to set up a customized program at a reduced price for any of our certification programs.


  • Contact the Michelle Rieger at 216.802.3258 or for prices and scheduling.



    Registration can occur in person at the Main Welcome Desk in Recreation Center or by phone with a credit card.
    No refunds for cancellation by participants.
    Full refunds for any programs cancelled by Campus Recreation Services.
    Contact the Rec Center for phone registration for Learn to Swim or Certification 216.802.3200