Terms & Conditions

Blended Learning

Blended courses are designed for students to do the dictation portion of the course at home. Once the student completed this portion, they receive a completion certificate to present to the classroom instructor.

Students will either receive a link at the bottom of their welcome/registration email or the instructor will register them for the course and email directions on how to access the online component.

If the online is not complete on the day of the course, the student will not be permitted to the course and there will be no refund. The student may choose to register for another course at a reduced fee (1/2 price of the next course). Please refer to our cancelation policy if needing to cancel one of our blended courses.


In order to cancel or change a class, you must email info@greaterbostonsafetytraining.org.

GBST understand that sometimes things happen and you may need to cancel a full course or individual course registration. All CPR course registrations will be refunded at approximately 90% if cancelled one week before the course date and if the course is still held as scheduled with a minimum attendance at the course.  No refunds will be granted if canceled within 48 hours of the course. GBST cannot refund credit card processing fees, but the remaining balance will be refunded. Blended course registrations can be refunded 50% once the link has been activated. For aquatics courses please refer to our aquatics policy.

No Show at class/ Late to Class

GBST does not offer refunds for students who no-shows to a course without emailing. That said, if you have a verifiable good reason please send us an email and someone will respond to your request.

Please be aware that blended learning courses are condensed, therefore please be prompt to the course. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the instructor may ask you to leave the class. If you are more than 20 late, then you will not be admitted to the course.

Aquatic Class Policy (Lifeguarding/WSI)

With our aquatic classes, we do hold our courses in a variety of different settings including: indoor pools, outdoor pools, lakes and ocean fronts. When dealing with an outdoor setting, the water can be cold and the weather can be less than ideal. We understand, but as lifeguards and swim instructors you will have to work in unideal conditions. When registering for an outdoor courses, please plan accordingly (wear warm clothes, water shirts etc). We will not cancel a course unless it is thundering and lightening or we physically can’t continue to do the safety of the students and instructors. In that case we will cancel that day, but continue the course as normally planned the next scheduled day and hold a make up class day.

If a student fails the pre-course session, it is up to the student if they would like to attempt to retake the session the same day. If the pre-course if failed a second time, there will be no refund. In addition, once the student starts the course for any reason if they do not complete the course (the student decides to leave the course, they fail the written exam or skills test or any other reason besides a doccumented medical emergency) then there will be no refund.


The course for which you are attending for may include physical activity and emotional stress. If your physician has recommended that you avoid strenuous activity this might not be the course for you, CPR, First Aid. Lifeguarding and Water Safety can be hard work! If you have a medical or cardiac history that may be aggravated by this course you should check with your healthcare provider before taking this course.

Universal precautions and barrier devices are used in all classes. If you have any type of infectious disease or illness it may be better to reschedule to another class when you are well.

All participants are expected to practice and perform the hands-on skills necessary in each course. Accommodations for injury or well-being may include, but are not limited to: placing mannequins on tables or chairs, or limiting the number of practice
repetitions. If you cannot physically perform any of the required hands-on practical skills then this course is not for you.

The American Heart Association, American Safety and Health Institute, and American Red Cross all strongly promote knowledge and proficiency in CPR AED  First Aid and Lifeguarding and have developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by these organizations and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to them.

Registration and attendance at this class implies your understanding of the above information and implies your consent to release the instructor and Greater Boston Safety Training from any liabilities involved.

The American Heart Association strongly promotes knowledge and proficiency in all AHA courses and has developed instructional materials for this purpose. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the AHA.