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Community Certification Classes
Hosted at Forest Oaks

Forest Oaks Swim and Racquet Club is here for our community. We offer American Red Cross Certification classes throughout the year ranging from First Aid and CPR certifications to Babysitting to Lifeguarding. All classes are open to the community as well as non-residents of the District.

Pricing for certification classes is based on Forest Oaks Membership status, in-district or out-of-district residency status, and expenses related to the training being provided.

All classes are taught by certified instructors and use American Red Cross training materials and resources. Upon successful completion of a certification, you will receive your certification through the email used for registration, unless you provide a different email address during class. Certifications have varying lengths of validation.

If you have a group who is looking for a training course, please feel free to contact Forest Oaks and speak to our Aquatics Manager, Carlee Nava-Schmidt. We are happy to work with your group to create a custom certification class. Pricing for custom classes will be determined by the size of the group, number of instructors needed, and any supplies or equipment needed to conduct the class.

American Red Lifeguard Certification

Forest Oaks Lifeguard Hiring for 2024

  • Lifeguard applications

    • Application will be available online and in the Forest Oaks Clubhouse foyer starting February 5, 2024.​

    • Due to Forest Oaks Admin Office by 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4

  • Lifeguard Interviews

    • All applicants will have a 15-20 minute interview with Aquatics Manager and Head Guards.​

    • Interviews will be scheduled at the time an application is submitted.

    • During the interview, candidates will schedule their day/time for completing the pre-requisites for the certification class.

  • Lifeguard Certification Class #1

    • All interested applicants who do not hold a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification are NOT required to obtain this certification from Forest Oaks, but they must have American Red Cross Lifeguard certification and MUST attend the lifeguard orientation sessions (dates not determined at this time in May).

    • Pre-Requisites for attending Lifeguard Certification Class

      • All potential guards MUST complete the pre-requisites prior to the start of the certification class.​

      • Failure to complete or meet standards of the pre-requisites will result in your inability to attend the certification class and you will receive a full refund for the cost of the class if you have already paid for the certification class.

      • Pre-requisites are:

        • Swim a 200​

        • Tread water without use of arms for 2 minutes

        • Timed brick test

    • American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class - MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR DAYS AND ENTIRE TIME EACH DAY. No exceptions or exemptions will be allowed.

      • Thursday, April 11 from 4 - 8 p.m.​

      • Friday, April 12 from 4 - 8 p.m.

      • Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

      • Sunday, April 14 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Cost for American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Class

    • TBD​

    • Full payment is required once you have completed and passed the pre-requisites and before or day of the start of the certification class.​

    • No refund will be given for failure to pass the certification class.

  • Registration

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Spring 2024 Community Certification Schedule

American Red Cross First Aid and CPR

Red Cross CPR, First Aid, and AED courses:

  • Save you time and money

  • Offer personalized, interactive learning and flexible training options

  • Ensure you learn the latest up-to-date lifesaving skills

  • Provide real-time certification

Upon successful completion of our courses, you will earn a certification that satisfies OSHA-mandated job requirements, workplace or other regulatory requirements, and is valid for 2 years. From personalized learning to interactive scenarios to peer-to-peer learning and hands-on skill practice, our courses are developed and taught by experts, and ensure you can provide life-saving care when it's needed most. With hundreds of locations across the United States and the option to choose from online, in-person or blended learning course formats, there's a class for the way you learn best.

Training That Saves Lives

Be prepared to act when emergencies arise. Join the ranks of those who can spring into action when trouble strikes to help people in the “minutes that matter”. Sign up today to get certified in First Aid, CPR and AED.

Requirements for all participants

  • Must be registered and make payment by the deadlines for the selected course date.

  • Must be 11 years old or older by course date.

  • Must be on time and stay through the entire class.

  • Must pass all written tests and skills tests.

Pricing

  • Forest Oaks Swim and Racquet Club Active Member: $75

  • In-District Resident (not a member of FOSRC): $85

  • Out-of-District (not a member of FOSRC): $100

Refunds

  • In the event that there are not enough individuals per class, we can reschedule you for a different date OR provide a refund.

  • If a class does not make: 100% refund

  • If a participant chooses to unregister for a class, refunds are calculated using the following percentages.

    • 7+ days prior to course: 100% 

    • 3 – 6 days prior to course: 50%

    • Within 2 days of course: 0% 

Class Schedule

All classes must have a minimum of six (6) participants to be registered for the class to make.

  • ​​​​January 2024 - TBD

  • February 2024 - TBD

  • March 2024 - TBD

  • April 2024 - TBD

  • May 2024 - TBD

How to Register for Classes

  1. Register through our GoogleForm

    1. Select your first preference for the class​

    2. If possible, provide other options if your selected class does not make.

  2. Receive verification email from Admin

    1. Email will come within two business days from your submission.​

    2. Contact Carlee Nava-Schmidt at carleenavaschmidt@hcwcid110.com if you do not receive a verification email or email office@hcwcid110.com or call 281-353-0998.

  3. Come to Forest Oaks Admin office and make payment by the deadline.

    1. Office is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.​

  4. Each class must have a minimum of six (6) participants to be registered for the class to make.

American Red Cross Babysitting Certification

The American Red Cross is the nation’s leader in babysitting classes and child care training – and will prepare you to become one of the most capable, trusted and in-demand sitters in your neighborhood. In fact, 8 in 10 surveyed parents said they would pay more for a trained babysitter who holds Red Cross babysitting certifications. Start your babysitting business on the right foot and learn how to be a safe, professional and reliable sitter. You can also opt to get certified in First Aid and CPR/AED, and add even more value to your clients. With online and classroom options for all ages, The American Red Cross offers child care training that's not only convenient, but valuable to you and the families you care for.

Once your Red Cross babysitting and child care training is complete, you'll still have access to all of your course materials, including your Babysitter's Training Handbook and Babysitter's Training Emergency Reference Guide on the Red Cross Learning Center. You can download them onto your mobile device or computer, or print them up and take them with you to babysitting jobs. Either way, you'll never be without the information you need to provide families with quality care

Red Cross Babysitter courses include:

  • First Aid and CPR certification

  • Babysitting activity bag

  • Class binder with resources and materials

  • CPR keychain mask

  • Offer personalized, interactive learning and flexible training options

  • Ensure you learn the latest up-to-date lifesaving skills

  • Provide real-time certification

Requirements for all participants

  • Must be registered and make payment by the deadlines for the selected course date.

  • Must be 11 years old or older by course date.

  • Must be on time and stay through the entire class.

  • Must pass all written tests and skills tests.

Pricing

  • Forest Oaks Swim and Racquet Club Active Member: $75

  • In-District Resident (not a member of FOSRC): $80

  • Out-of-District (not a member of FOSRC): $85

Refunds

  • In the event that there are not enough individuals per class, we can reschedule you for a different date OR provide a refund.

  • If a class does not make: 100% refund

  • If a participant chooses to unregister for a class, refunds are calculated using the following percentages.

    • 7+ days prior to course: 100%

    • 3 – 6 days prior to course: 50%

    • Within 2 days of course: 0% 

Class Schedule

All classes must have a minimum of six (6) participants to be registered for the class to make.

  • Spring 2024 dates have not been determined

How to Register for Classes

  1. Register through our GoogleForm

    1. Select your first preference for the class​

    2. If possible, provide other options if your selected class does not make.

  2. Receive verification email from Admin

    1. Email will come within two business days from your submission.​

    2. Contact Carlee Nava-Schmidt at carleenavaschmidt@hcwcid110.com if you do not receive a verification email or email office@hcwcid110.com or call 281-353-0998.

  3. Come to Forest Oaks Admin Office and make payment by the deadline.

    1. Office is open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.​

  4. Each class must have a minimum of six (6) participants to be registered for the class to make.

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