The American Red Cross is a proud partner of NIRSA offering NIRSA members valuable, life-saving skills on their campus and in their community.
The American Red Cross offers training courses through a variety of channels designed to meet the needs of NIRSA members, and we offer the support you need from start to finish. The American Red Cross places a high priority on our partnership with NIRSA. Thus, NIRSA members enjoy an association discount of 20% on all certification courses and 10% off of all eligible retail products purchased through redcrossstore.org.
A 2011 NIRSA survey showed that the top three courses used by members are: CPR/AED, First Aid and Lifeguarding respectively.
From external bleeding, to burns, poisoning and head, neck and spine injuries, our First Aid course teaches participants to respond to these unexpected emergencies with the right skills. Participants also learn what materials to have on hand that can be particularly useful to stop bleeding or immobilize an injured limb.
Would you know what to do in a cardiac or breathing emergency? The right answer could help you save a life. With an emphasis plenty of practice and hands-on learning, our CPR courses cover rescue breaths, chest compressions and the proper use of an Automated External Defibrillator.
Through videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, course participants learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/AED and other skills needed to work as a professional lifeguard. Training options feature two core courses—Lifeguarding and Shallow Water Lifeguarding (available in a blended learning format)—plus optional add-on modules, including waterfront skills or waterpark skills modules. Successful completion results in a 2-year certification in Lifeguarding that includes first aid, professional-level CPR and AED in one certificate.
The American Red Cross offers these courses and many others through a variety of channels designed to meet the needs of NIRSA members, and we offer the support you need from start to finish. The American Red Cross places a high priority on our partnership with NIRSA. Thus, NIRSA members have a dedicated point of contact at the ARC to ensure that you can get answers quickly when you need them.
NIRSA members enjoy an association discount of 10% on all Lay Responder, Professional Rescuer and Aquatic courses, excluding Learn to Swim courses/fees.
Contact 1-800 RED-CROSS for information on utilizing your discount.