In keeping with the Y's focus on social responsibility, various certifications and training opportunities happen throughout the year to ensure our community is prepared to assist in a time of need or be as prepared as possible in everyday life situations. The ability to act swiftly and follow proper procedures can help save a life. Use the links below to find a training near you.

Activities

Babysitter's Certification

Because you care....prepare! In this class, you'll learn what you need to know and what every parent wants in a responsible babysitter. This certification class will help prepare teens for the responsibility of babysitting.

CPR/AED/O2 Certification

Skills taught and evaluated include: basic first aid, removal of contaminated gloves, primary assessment for an unresponsive person, primary assessment for a responsive person, controlling severe bleeding, stabilizing a suspected head, neck or back injury and stabilizing a swollen painful deformed limb. 

Lifeguard Certification

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA of South Hampton Roads Lifeguard program is the place to begin! Through classroom activities, group discussion and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the skills you need to work as a lifeguard.