Certification Courses


Participants will learn to recognize and respond to the signals of heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke as well as other medical emergencies for adults, children and infants including obstructed airway (choking), allergic reactions and drowning.  Participants will earn a 2-year certification card.

6-9 p.m.
YMCA Members: $52
Community Members: $57

ASHI’s CPR/AED course content conforms to the 2016 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC. ASHI programs have been reviewed by and satisfy the requirements of the Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard; and are endorsed and approved by state regulatory agencies including those licensing Emergency Medical Services, child care, education and public health.


CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer is BLS (Basic Life Support) for Healthcare Providers which covers all age groups and conforms to the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR and ECC, and other evidence-based treatment recommendations. If you are taking this class for work or school, please check with your employer/supervisor to be certain this is the class you need.

No course is scheduled at this time

6:15-9:15 p.m.

Fee: YMCA Member $52 Community Member $57




Instruction includes “Universal” procedures for the first aid provider in the community and the workplace including emergency response, physical assessment, and treatment for the suddenly ill or injured victim. Course includes information on body substance isolation, bleeding, shock, burns, sprains, fractures, splinting, asthma, diabetic concerns, seizures, severe allergic reactions, poisoning, insect bites and stings and heat- and cold-related emergencies. Participants will earn a 3-year certification card from ASHI. The class is held from 6 – 9 p.m.

Fee: YMCA Member $52 Community Member $57


$150 per person, fully refunded after 300 hours of employment.  Sign up today!  Limited availability.

For more information please contact Megan at mbalach@blymca.org or 218-454-2562

602 Oak Street, Brainerd

218.829.47 67

Summer Hours
(begin Tuesday after Memorial Day)

Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours
(begin Tuesday after Labor Day)
Monday-Friday 5:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Saturday 7a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.