The Red Cross offers a free online babysitting training course for students 11 and older titled "Babysitting Basics." The Red Cross estimates that the course, which uses a series of online videos and games, should take approximately four hours to complete.
The program includes advice on how to care for infants and children as well as how to start a babysitting business. A score of 80 percent or higher on the final exam is required to receive a printable diploma.
The extended version of the course, called "Babysitter's Training," is held in the classroom and allows students to receive a two-year certification in Pediatric First Aid/CPR.