Get certified! The Y offers American Red Cross courses in First Aid, CPR and AED as well as lifeguarding and babysitting. Sign up and learn how to save a life. Classes available throughout the year at the Lafayette, Boulder, Longmont, Johnstown and Cheyenne Ys. 


First Aid – CPR


Blended Learning Course

This course is for new certifications and renewal certifications. This course is to train you to act in an emergency situation and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. All materials can be found at Certifications last two years. Students must complete the online portion prior to class and show their instructor their online completion certificate at the beginning of course to continue. For ages 13+.

Classes held throughout the year.

Lifeguarding (Blended Learning Course)

This course provides entry-level participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS arrive and take over. Must bring swim suit, towel and course materials as well as attend every class to pass course. Successful completion of the course will result in certifications in Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid. Certifications last two years. Students MUST complete the online portion prior to class and show their instructor their online completion certification at the beginning of the course to continue. For ages 15+.

Prerequisites: 150-yard swim, tread water for two minutes with no hands, and swim 50 yards. Then retrieve a 10-pound brick from 7-10 feet of water.

Lifeguard Recertification (Blended Learning Course)

Recertification courses are also available for currently certified Lifeguards. Certifications last two years.


Lifeguarding is more than just fun in the sun; it is an important leadership role. By being a Lifeguard or swim instructor, you’re taking a stand to be a lifesaver, to protect others and to serve the community. Must be 16+ to apply




Be the best babysitter on the block! Boost your babysitting business and impress parents by earning an American Red Cross Babysitting and Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certification. In this course, you’ll gain the confidence to make smart decisions and stay safe in any babysitting situation. We cover the basics such as feeding, diapering, discipline and safety as well as how to be a professional, reliable sitter. Take-aways include the official Babysitter’s Training Handbook to use in class and on the job, emergency reference guide and training CD so you can practice at home. Participants should bring a lunch, pen and water bottle. 

For ages 11-15.

Red Cross Certifications

303-443-4474 ext. 2502
Email Certifications Coordinator