We offer certifications in a variety of areas to help open up a world of opportunities.

Inspire others to lead active, healthier lives by getting certified as a fitness instructor through our YMCA Fitness Instructor program. Whether you want to lead group fitness classes or support people individually, we offer the training and resources you need to take the next step.

Instructor Certifications

Learn about Instructor Certifications

First Aid/CPR Certifications

Learn about First Aid/CPR Certifications

Lifeguard Certifications

Learn about Lifeguard Certifications

  • Youth learning CPR
    First Aid Certification

    Did you know the YMCA offers a variety of First Aid and CPR certification courses? Be prepared - it could save a life!

  • A YMCA lifeguard in red stands in front of a pool.
    Lifeguard and Swim Instructor Courses

    Certification can lead to employment opportunities at the YMCA and elsewhere. You'll also develop leadership skills that can have a profound impact on your future success.

  • Girl doing lifeguard training.
    YMCA Certifications

    Our training programs are offered by trainers from both the Lifesaving Society and YMCA Canada. These organizations have been training people for over 100 years.