Typically, applicants can take online babysitting courses for a corresponding signup fee. As of 2015, the American National Red Cross offers Web-based babysitting lessons for $29.
The Babysitting Basics online course at Red Cross is designed for registrants who are 11 years old and above. Applicants are required to fill out a registration form and pay the fee before they use the service.
The course provides various learning tools, video tutorials, interactive games and fun activities geared towards enhancing the knowledge and babysitting skills of the applicants. At the end of the training, students are required to take a final assessment test. Those who complete the course, which takes approximately 4 hours, receive printable certificates from Red Cross.