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Save a Life!

Course Information

  • For ages 15 and older
  • Class includes certification in Lifeguarding, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer - everything you need to start working as a lifeguard.
  • Course length is approximately 26 hours
  • All sessions are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors and are taught in the Payne Center. All courses include lectures, videos, demonstrations, practice and testing skill scenarios, and a written exam.
  • Pre-requisites for the course are a 300 yard swim, 50 yard brick tow, and a two minute tread.
  • Participants must attend all sessions to receive certification.
  • Re-funds will not be granted for those individuals who are not able to pass their pre-requisites.
  • At the end of the course, participants must pass the written exam with an 80% or higher.

Course Fees

  • Students, Payne Center Members, Community and Non-Members $250
  • Certification Card $35
  • All fees due at registration


  • Register and pay at the Sales Office located in the atrium of the Payne Center. The Sales Office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Class Dates

  • May 13-17 8am-5pm

For questions or to sign up for a certification class, please contact Brent%20Holifield, Aquatics and Outdoor Adventures Coordinator, at 601.266.5408.

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Campus Recreation
Payne Center
118 College Dr. #5155
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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