WSI - Water Safety Instructor

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American Red Cross WSI - Water Safety Instructor.

To train instructor candidates to teach water safety, including the Basic Water Rescue and Personal Water Safety courses, six levels of Learn-to-Swim, three levels of Preschool Aquatics and two levels of Parent and Child Aquatics.


Approximately 30 hours 30 minutes (including the precourse session).

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 percent (40 correct answers out of 50 questions)

Certificate Issued and Validity Period:
Water Safety Instructor: Authorization is for 2 calendar years. All authorizations expire on December 31 of each year. Initial authorization may be for less or more time depending on when training is completed.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Manual available in e‐book and print formats:


  • Be at least 16 years of age on or before the last day of the instructor course.
  • Successfully complete the precourse session.


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