CPR, First Aid, Babysitter and more!

Red Cross First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training meets the needs of workplace responders, school staffs, professional responders and healthcare providers, as well as the general public.

We are the most trusted training provider of health and safety training that meets OSHA guidelines and many other professional and regulatory standards. Many self-study classes are available online and you can also register for classroom courses.

CLASS SCHEDULES/LOCATIONS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION ARE AVAILABLE AS FOLLOWS:

AMERICAN RED CROSS TRAINING & SUPPORT CENTER
1-800-RED-CROSS
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Is your business looking for training? How about an automated external defibrillator?

Contact Karen Prohaska

karen.prohaska@redcross.org

239-278-3401 ext 0122

 

Find an authorized swimming or lifeguarding instructor near you

Learning to swim is essential in southwest Florida. Whether you're considering a swim lesson for yourself or for your children, click on the links below to find the pool nearest you with Red Cross-trained swimming instructors.

LEE, COLLIER, CHARLOTTE, & SARASOTA COUNTIES:
Jim Bendza or Derek Renauld – 239-252-6126 (Naples)
Suzanne Ries – 239-590-7700 (South Fort Myers)
J.R. Ayers – 941-780-5649 (Sarasota)
Bradie Allen – 239-455-1466 (Naples)
Marc Solomon – 941-505-8686 (Port Charlotte)
Andrea Miller – 239-472-0345 (Sanibel)
Nancy Apperson – 239-533-7476 (East Fort Myers)
Tiffany Whitaker – 239-634-9719 (Fort Myers)
Bill Wood – 239-947-1948 (Bonita Springs)
Monica Leatherman – 239-598-5156 (Naples)
Rebecca Lee -- 239-970-2426 (Marco Island)

Become an Authorized Provider

Train More People with Greater Flexibility

An authorized provider is an organization that has an American Red Cross-trained instructor as an employee or volunteer.

As an authorized provider, you can build your own training team to teach courses to other employees or members of your organization wherever and whenever you want.  It is a cost effective way to offer first aid, CPR, automated external defibrillation (AED) and other health and safety training programs.

Becoming an Authorized Provider

The first step in becoming an authorized provider is to identify a person to serve as the instructor for your organization. Once your organization knows who is going to get trained as a Red Cross instructor, you can enroll them in the next instructor course. The Red Cross offers instructor courses in:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED for the Lay ResponderFirst Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional RescuerLifeguarding and Water SafetyBabysitter's TrainingWilderness First Aid
  • And more!


To enroll in an instructor course, simply visit .  Please note that many instructor courses have prerequisites to register for the course.  For example, to register for the First Aid/CPR/AED for the Lay Responder program, your instructor candidate needs to have a current certification in First Aid/CPR/AED.