The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties offers Red Cross safety education courses. Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Trainings allow participants to learn life-saving skills and become certified for fun and rewarding jobs. YMCA aquatics staff even have the ability to work year-round! The Y also offers CPR/AED classes for adult, child and infant certifications as well as first aid. 

Hold convenient safety classes at your organization! The YMCA will come to you! It's great for childcare, construction, hotels, and so much more. After completion of the class, you will be certified for 2 years in Red Cross CPR, AED, and First Aid for adult/child/infant.
• 5-10 participants - $75/participant
• 11-15 participants - $65/participant

Organization will need to provide:
• Streaming internet
• Space for training
• Blank wall
• Minimum of 5 participants

For more information on safety education, contact Nicole Duncomb at 701.364.4126.

Babysitting Training : Ages 11 & Up

This eight-hour American Red Cross Babysitting Course is a hands-on way to learn everything you need to know about babysitting. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. Included in the course is American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification that is valid for two years. This course will teach you to be safe on the job, how to recognize an emergency and how to handle it as well. A pizza lunch will be provided.

To register, call the Y at 701.293.9622 or register in-person at either Y location!

Classes run 9am – 5pm  |  Members: $65, Non-Members: $95  |  Fercho YMCA  |  Ages 11+

• November 11
• December 16
• January 13
• January 27

For more questions, contact Britt Selbo: 701.364.4167 or

2 year Red Cross First Aid and CPR ADULT/CHILD/INFANT and AED Certification.
*Maximum of 10 registrations per class time.

Registration: Call 701-293-9622 or register in person at the YMCA
All classes are held at the Fercho YMCA, from 6-10pm

Cost: $55 for Members, $95 for Nonmembers, $44 for Y Employees

• October 25
• November 7
• November 15
• November 21
• November 29
• December 5
• December 14
• December 19

Questions? Contact Nicole Duncomb at 701.364.4126 or


Lifeguard Course : Ages 15 & up

The American Red Cross introduces the new blended learning offering of the Lifeguarding program which combines online knowledge acquisition and in-person water, first aid and CPR/AED skills training. Building on the same knowledge and skills as our traditional in-person only training, the course trains lifeguards to act with speed and confidence in emergency situations both in and out of the water. Topics include: water rescue skills, surveillance and recognition, first aid, breathing and cardiac emergencies, CPR, AED and more. The program reflects the latest CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) science and findings from the 2011 United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report. Plus, the online format enables participants to complete interactive lessons and activities on their own time. Instructor- led sessions reinforce learning and emphasize skill building.

Benefits of the new program include:
• Comprehensive training that is equivalent to the traditional in-person course
• Two-year certification that includes Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED
• Free digital skills refreshers
• Consistent delivery of curriculum to all participants
• Core concepts focus reinforced by instructor and skills practice
• Final Lifeguarding written exam and in-water skills testing completed at facility
• First Aid/CPR/AED written exam completed online

Cost: $180 for Members, $215 for Nonmembers
 (staff get a 20% off discount)

Check back later for Winter/Spring class dates!

Sessions run Friday 6pm-10pm,  Saturday 8am-8pm & Sunday 8am-8pm

Registration: Call 701.293.9622 or register in person at the YMCA. All classes are held at the Fercho YMCA. 
Attendance at all class times listed is mandatory. No exceptions will be made.

Questions? Contact Nicole Duncomb at 701.364.4126 or

For American Red Cross certified Lifeguards who need to renew their American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid certifications. Participants must be currently certified or within about 3 months of expiration. Participants will take the written test for Lifeguarding and First Aid training, as well as perform all the skills learned in a Lifeguarding class. There will be very limited review for this test so it is expected that participants have reviewed all information before attending this challenging course. This is an American Red Cross certification program. 

Cost:  $75 for members, $95 for Nonmembers  |  All recertification classes run from 8am – 2pm

• December 17
• January 14

Questions? Contact Nicole Duncomb at 701.364.4126 or


This American Red Cross course is designed to train swim lesson instructors. Participants must be 16 years of age by the last day of class, and be able to complete level 4 exit skills. Pre-test of level 4 skills will be done the first night of class. Participants need to bring a one piece suit or swim trunks and goggles. On the Monday before the weekend class, an email link will be sent to each participant for the pre-course work - so make sure to submit a correct email address! Registration can be taken at the Member Services Desk of the Schlossman and Fercho YMCAs. 

Please contact Britt Selbo, Aquatic Director at 701.364.4167 for any further questions.

*Must attend all class times throughout the weekend.

Registration: Call 701-293-9622 or register in person at the YMCA
All classes are held at the Fercho YMCA.

Cost: $180 for Members,  $215 for Nonmembers 
Participants must register the Monday prior to each training.

Stay tuned for upcoming sessions!