Certification Courses

MVP is excited to expand the American Red Cross courses offered through our facilities. Members and non-members alike are welcome to participate in the following courses:

  • Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid/AED training 
  • Lifeguard training 
  • Lifeguard Review (recert) 
  • Lifeguard Instructor training 
  • Babysitter's training 
  • Water Safety Instructor 

Courses and class times will vary by location and region. See individual club page for sign up opportunities.

Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids
Date: March 5-March 8
Time: Monday-Thursday, 5-10pm
Register by March 1

Location: MVP Athletic Club, Rockford
Date: March 11, March 18, March 25
Time: Sundays, 12-6pm
Register by March 7


Location: MVP Annex, Grand Rapids
Date: March 17 from 9am-3pm


Location: MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids 
Date: April 7 from 8am-6pm
Register by April 4

(Blending Learning)
Dates/Location TBD


Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid Full Course

This course teaches American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and how to use an AED to assist in CPR. The certification will include Adult/Child and Infant FA/CPR/AED. (Infant being ages 2 and under not included in Adult/Child FA/CPR/AED). You will receive the correct course certificate by e-mail from the American Red Cross upon successful completion of this course. $35 cost of Red Cross certification card is included in the class price.

This course will be held in the MVP Annex building across the parking lot from MVP Sportsplex. The address is 4085 Burton St SE, and the course is held on the 2nd floor.

Red Cross Certification Courses

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
Sa 3/17/2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM $125.00 $75.00 Add to Cart

Lifeguard Instructor Training

The purpose of the instructor course is to train instructor candidates to teach the Red Cross Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterfront Skills, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Preventing Disease Transmission courses and/or modules. Instructor candidates will also become familiar with Junior Lifeguarding, Lifeguard Management, Safety Training for Swim Coaches and Basic Water Rescue.

Prerequisite requirements for this course: Must be at least 17 years of age; must possess a current ARC Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED Certificate; successfully complete the online introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor Course; must complete the in-person pre-course session on the first day at MVP. Also, you will be given your print version of the Lifeguarding Instructor manual during the first day on-site.

Classes will be held 5pm-10pm March 5, 6, 7, 8. All classes must be attended.

A minimum of 4 people are required for a Lifeguarding Instructor class to be conducted. If a class is canceled for low enrollment you will be contacted by phone and email the Monday before the class begins. You will be given the option of attending the next class or receiving a refund.

Red Cross Certification Courses

Day(s) Date(s) Time Price Members
M/Tu/W/Th 3/5/2018 - 3/8/2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM $200.00 $150.00 Add to Cart