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Water Certification Classes

Blended Learning Certified Pool Operator Certification Class

State of Maryland Approved

Instructor: Brian Vought

Participants will learn about pool safety and management, filtration, circulation, disinfection, water chemistry and Maryland pool and spa regulations (COMAR). Upon successful completion of the course and passing the written test, participants will be certified in Maryland to operate public and semi-public swimming pools and spas.

This is a blended learning course approved by the State of Maryland Health Department. Full certification participants are required to complete 5 hours of online study, and recerts one hour of online study between April 22 and April 24, 2022. The online material will be sent to registrants via e-mail.

Full Certification In Person Class Dates
(Full certifications are required to attend all three in person class dates.)

Monday, April 25, 6pm - 9:30pm - Cordts PE Room 220B
Tuesday, April 26, 6pm - 9pm - Cordts PE Room 220B
Wednesday, April 27, 6pm - 9pm - Cordts PE Room 220A

Recertification In Person Class Date

Monday, April 25, 6pm - 9:30pm


  • $115 - Full Certification
  • $65 - Recertification

Additional Information

Registration and payment deadline: Monday, April 11, 2022

Payment options: Cash or check made payable to FSU must accompany registration from or online payment. There is an additional 2.75% service fee. See the registration from for payment button. Upon completion of online payment registrant must submit the registration form with receipt transaction number to Amy Nazelrod,

Participants must be 16 years old to participate and be issued certification.

Some counties/municipalities in Maryland charge a fee to obtain the County/Municipality license. This fee is NOT included in the cost of the course. (Allegany County and Garrett County do not charge a fee.) 

American Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguard Certification

All of our ARC Lifeguard Classes are FULL. We are no longer accepting registrations.


Class prerequisites

  1. Participants must show they can swim a 300 yard continuous swim using front crawl and breaststroke.
  2. Tread water for two minutes only using legs.
  3. Complete a timed event within 1 minutes & 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards. Surface dive to retrieve 10lb brick. Return to surface & swim 20 yards on back to return to starting point with both hands holding brick. Must keep face at or near surface. Exit water without using ladder.

Payment is due in full at the time of registration.
Cash, check and money order are accepted.

Payment should be made at Cordts PE Center 177,
Monday - Thursday between 3-11pm or Friday 2-10pm.

Refunds will not be given. No exceptions.

Additional Information

To enroll in the ARC lifeguard certification class, participants must be 15 years old, proficient in the front crawl (freestyle), sidestroke, and breaststroke.

 Class is limited to 10 participants.

For more information and registration, contact Amy Nazelrod, or 301.687.7934

A hard copy of the Lifeguard Book is not included in the fee. 

ARC Lifeguard Manual

Activities for Life
Cordts PE Center
Room 177
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
Fax: 301.687.4780

Amy Nazelrod
Program Coordinator

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