The Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Recertification Course is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained in the field. Recertification provides the opportunity for WSIs to share ideas, review skills and address areas of challenge. Recertification course content is refreshed every two years based on feedback and trends.
Course Components & Length:
5 hours – 2 hours classroom, 3 hours pool
Classroom includes a professional development component and a Red Cross Swimming & Water Safety Program Update.
Pool includes a WSI – Skills Evaluation for water safety skills and strokes, and Instructor Emergency Response (IER) skills.
Water Safety Instructor Recertification Workbook
In the event of a Red Cross Swim program revision, WSIs may be required to purchase revised or new Instructor support resources.
Have taken a Red Cross WSI Course since 1996 and have proof of certification.
Attend, participate in, and complete 100% of all course components.
Attend, participate in, and complete 100% of all four
Attend a recertification course every 2 years
All course components are evaluated against specific evaluation criteria on a pass/fail basis.