Water Safety Certification

Heart CPR is proud to offer the American Red Cross Water Safety Today certification course, which teaches you how to recognize, prevent and respond to emergencies in, on or around the water.


This water safety certification course is Ideal for foster care and adoptive parents, babysitters, family members, preschool and daycare staff and anyone interested in learning about water safety. This class meets the State of California’s water safety certification requirement for foster care and adoptive parents.

Water Safety Today Certification

American Red Cross Water Safety Today is the ideal course foster care and adoptive parents, babysitters, family members, preschool and daycare staff and anyone interested in learning about water safety. Water Safety Today meets State of California certification requirements for foster care and adoptive parents.

Topics covered in this water safety course include how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies in, on and around water, including public and home swimming pool safety,  ocean, lake and river safety, and waterpark safety.

Learning Objectives of Water Safety Today:

  • Describe risks associated with an aquatic environment or activities, such as drowning or head, neck and spinal injuries.
  • Describe how to prevent, recognize and respond to emergencies in, on and around water.
  • Recognize the importance of water safety training.
  • Describe appropriate safety practices and rules that should be in place and enforced at home pools.
  • Explain steps to take to remain safe in aquatic environments, including oceans, lakes, rivers and waterparks.
  • Learn how to perform reaching, throwing or wading assists.
  • Describe steps for preventing overexposure to the sun.
  • Describe how to prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs)


Certification: American Red Cross Water Safety Today certificate

Duration: Approx. 1 hr to 1.5 hrs Instructor-Led Zoom Session 

Group Water Safety Training


We supply all the equipment and one of our expert instructors comes to your location and trains your employees or group at a date and time that is convenient for your business.

GROUP Classes

We offer private group classes at your location or ours.


Same Day Certification

We guarantee you’ll receive your certification within 24 hours of completing your class.

Award Winning Classes

We train in programs by the American Red Cross and American Heart Association.

Expert CPR Instructors

We are professional educators with a passion for health and safety.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which a person has stopped breathing.

When the heart stops, lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few short minutes and cause death within 8 to 10 minutes. CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, nearly half a million Americans die from a cardiac arrest every year and more than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year.

In the event of a cardiac arrest, an automated external defibrillator (AED) can aid is saving a life. However, only about a quarter of Americans say there is an AED at their workplace.

Effective CPR and AED care can more than double a person’s chance of survival. A person faced with an emergency such as a heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, or choking may be saved if someone at the scene have had the lifesaving skills and techniques that can be acquired through CPR training.

Heart CPR offers affordable CPR and AED certification classes taught by expert instructors. CPR and AED certification options include Instructor Led (classroom only training), Blended Learning (online + in-person skill training) and Online only CPR courses.


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Many people do not have the knowledge to aid others when it comes to First Aid and CPR emergencies, and often don’t know the proper way to help themselves.

Everyone can learn how to provide First Aid, CPR and AED care. However, many people feel helpless to act during an emergency because they either do not know how to administer care or their certification has lapsed. The life you save could be someone you love because more than 80 percent of cardiac arrests occur at home.

First Aid and CPR in the Workplace: According to a report from OSHA, First Aid emergencies often happen at work and nearly 10,000 cardiac arrest situations occur in the workplace each year, yet less than half of U.S. employees have been trained in First Aid, CPR and AED.  Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees and this includes proper training in First Aid, CPR and AED.

Heart CPR offers affordable First Aid, CPR and AED certification classes for individuals and groups throughout Southern California. We offer certification courses by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and American Safety.

Class delivery options include Instructor Led (classroom only training), Blended Learning (online + in-person skill training) and Online only courses.


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BLS refers to Basic Life Support which is a type of care that first-responders, healthcare providers and public safety professionals provide to anyone who is experiencing cardiac arrest, respiratory distress or an obstructed airway. It requires knowledge and skills in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), using automated external defibrillators (AED) and relieving airway obstructions in patients of every age.

Heart CPR teaches American Heart Association BLS Provider and BLS Renewal certification classes.

During the BLS course, healthcare professionals learn how to perform CPR and other basic cardiovascular life support skills in a wide variety of in-facility and prehospital settings.

BLS Providers learn to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC).


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Do you need BLS or CPR?
The difference between BLS and CPR is that the BLS class is an advanced CPR/AED course used by healthcare professionals. If you are not a medical/healthcare professional, the best class for you would be a standard CPR/AED class or CPR/AED with First Aid class.

Course Decription:

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) is an advanced course that builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, and high-performance team dynamics.

During the ACLS class, healthcare professionals learn:

  • Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of a bag-mask device, and use of an AED
  • Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest
  • Recognition and early management of peri-arrest conditions such as symptomatic bradycardia
  • Airway management
  • Related pharmacology
  • Management of ACS and stroke
  • Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team


Participants who successfully complete the ACLS course, receive a American Heart Association ACLS Provider eCard valid for 2 years.

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Course Description:

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is an advanced course for healthcare providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children and for personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

The PALS Provider Course aims to improve outcomes for pediatric patients by preparing healthcare providers to effectively recognize and intervene in patients with respiratory emergencies, shock, and cardiopulmonary arrest by using high‐performance team dynamics and high‐quality individual skills. The course includes a series of case scenario practices with simulations that reinforce important concepts.

During the PALS class, students will learn how to:

  • Perform high‐quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) per American Heart Association (AHA) basic life support (BLS) recommendations
  • Differentiate between patients who do and do not require immediate intervention
  • Recognize cardiopulmonary arrest early and begin CPR within 10 seconds
  • Apply team dynamics
  • Differentiate between respiratory distress and failure
  • Perform early interventions for respiratory distress and failure
  • Differentiate between compensated and decompensated (hypotensive) shock
  • Perform early interventions for the treatment of shock
  • Differentiate between unstable and stable patients with arrhythmias
  • Describe clinical characteristics of instability in patients with arrhythmias
  • Implement post–cardiac arrest management


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Heart CPR offers certification courses that meet the Pediatric first aid, CPR and AED requirements of the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and satisfies Title 22 requirements for CPR & First Aid Training for Childcare Providers.

This training is ideal for childcare workers, preschool teachers, camp counselors, and anyone who works with infants and children or has an interest in keeping children who are in their care safe and healthy.

Participants Learn:

  • Adult, Child and Infant CPR
  • How to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Conscious and Unconscious Choking for all ages
  • Pediatric Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • Pediatric First Aid


We offer both blended learning and instructor led class options by the American Heart Association and American Red Cross.


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Heart CPR offers a full suite of training and certification course by the American Heart Association and American Red Cross.

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