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Welcome to Lifeguard-Pro. Lifeguard-Pro is an internationally & nationally recognized Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and CPR & First Aid certification agency. We serve all 50 U.S. states, America’s 300 largest cities, and 27 countries around the world -- so wherever you are, we're nearby!  We are also an authorized Business Affiliate of the American Camp Association (ACA), serving ACA youth camps in all 50 U.S. states. Our Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors protect millions of swimmers around the globe -- every day!

Our certification courses are accepted for employment in all 50 U.S. states, and 27 countries around the globe.

Dedicated to Making Public Safety Training More Available. Our mission is to reduce the number of deaths by drowning worldwide by making aquatics public safety training more available. Consequently, Lifeguard-Pro created Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification courses that are far more convenient than the old, out-dated style, certification courses of yester-year. Lifeguard-Pro has innovatively combined the convenience of an online Home-Study Course, with the availability of local In-Person Training Sessions across the country and around the world. We service all 50 U.S. states, America's 300 largest cities, and 27 countries. Our In-Person Training Sessions are locally available to you 12 months a year, upon your request -- even if you're the only candidate in the class!

Now do you understand why so many people say Lifeguard-Pro offers the world's most convenient and available Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor courses?

Lifeguard & WSI Certification has Never Been this Easy!


   How It Works
   1.   Review "How It Works" (below)
    2.   Select your course from "Certification Courses"
    3.   Submit "Register Now" form

 

HOW IT WORKS

Online Home-Study - plus - ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session

Step-by-Step Guide

1

REGISTER.
To register for your Lifeguard-Pro certification course:

After clicking SUBMIT, make sure you see a "Thank You" notice confirming that your registration was successful. If you don't see a "Thank You" notice, review and correct the errors on your submission form. Then, click SUBMIT when all your errors are corrected.

Immediately after receiving your success registration, Lifeguard-Pro will email course payment instructions to the email address you provided on the Registration Form.

To purchase your certification course, simply follow those payment instructions.

If you do not see the payment instructions in your email Inbox, check your Spam/Bulk Mail Folder.

Alternatively, just give us a call. We’ll register you over the phone.

It’s that easy!

2

PURCHASE HOME-STUDY COURSE.
After registering for your course online or over the phone, simply purchase your online preparatory Home-Study Course.

To pay for your course, just follow the payment instructions that were provided to you via email or phone.

The cost of your Home-Study course is 50% of your total course tuition. (You’ll pay the other 50% when you arrive at your In-Person Training Session.)

Purchase Your Home-Study Course Now!

Your Online Home-Study Course Purchase Includes:

The course required textbooks, videos, exams, Certification Request Form, official record-keeping, customer service, and course certification card. All course required materials are delivered to you by logging into the Lifeguard-Pro.org website.

The duration of the online preparatory Home-Study Course is approximately:

  • 12.0 hrs. for Lifeguard courses
  • 24.0 hrs. for Lifeguard Instructor courses
  • 12.0 hrs. for Water Safety Instructor (WSI) courses
  • 24.0 hrs. for Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) courses
  •   4.0 hrs. for CPR and First Aid Courses

This is a task-based course and not an hour-based course, so times may vary.

During your online course, you can progress at your own pace, and stop and start as often as you like.

Lifeguard-Pro makes earning your certification Super Easy & Ultra Convenient!

Your Online Homes Study Course Purchase Does NOT Include:

Your required ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session.

You must purchase and attend your required ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session after you have completed your online preparatory Home-Study Course.

The cost of your ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session is 50% of your total course tuition.

3

LOGIN & BEGIN YOUR COURSE.
Upon receipt of your online Home-Study preparatory course payment, we will promptly email to you an email entitled START YOUR COURSE. This email will contain:

  • Your authorized Username & Password, so you can login to Lifeguard-Pro.org, and immediately begin your online course;
  • A Receipt for your payment; and,
  • Contact information for your local, In-Person Training Instructor, so you can immediately schedule your In-Person Training Session.
4

COMPLETE HOME-STUDY COURSE.
You may work at your own pace, and in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

You may pause the course whenever you like (except while you are taking a timed exam).

All course required materials (e.g., textbooks, videos, exams, and Certification Request Form) are delivered to you by logging into the Lifeguard-Pro.org website, and following the simple instructions on the webpage.

5

SCHEDULE YOUR IN-PERSON TRAINING SESSION.
If you have not already scheduled your In-Person Training Session, you should do it now.

Use your instructor's contact information from your START YOUR COURSE email, which was sent to you immediately after you purchased your online Home-Study Course.

Schedule your convenient ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session with your local In-Person Training Instructor.

If you experience any difficulties scheduling your ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session with your local instructor, don't worry. Just contact the Lifeguard-Pro National Office. We're here to ensure your satisfaction.

As a guarantee that you receive a convenient, local In-Person Training Session, Lifeguard-Pro does not require you to pay for your In-Person Training Session in advance. In fact, you won't pay your In-Person Training Fee until you actually arrive at your class. You'll just pay your Instructor at the start of your In-Person Training Session! 

6

PREPARE FOR YOUR IN-PERSON TRAINING SESSION.
Before you attend your In-Person Training Session, you should:

  • Study all of your online videos because you will be required to competently perform these skills at In-Person Training;
  • Print your Certification Request Form from your Lifeguard-Pro course instructions webpage because you will be required to present this form to your instructor at In-Person Training; and,
  • Make arrangements to pay your In-Person Training Fee to your instructor at the start of your In-Person Training Session.
7

ATTEND IN-PERSON TRAINING.
Once you schedule your required ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session with your local instructor for a date, time and location that are agreeable to you, simply pay your local instructor directly for your In-Person Training Session – Most students just bring a check or cash to class (credit cards are not accepted).

You should bring the following items to class:

  • Payment for your In-Person Training Instructor;
  • Certification Request Form printed from your Lifeguard-Pro course instructions webpage;
  • Bathing suit, towel, and weather appropriate clothing; and,
  • Lunch, snacks, and plenty to drink for the entire day of training.

The duration of the ONE-DAY In-Person Training Session is approximately:

  • 12.0 hrs. for Lifeguard courses
  • 24.0 hrs. for Lifeguard Instructor courses (conducted over TWO DAYS)
  • 12.0 hrs. for Water Safety Instructor (WSI) courses
  • 24.0 hrs. for Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) courses (conducted over TWO DAYS)
  •   4.0 hrs. for CPR and First Aid Courses

This is a task-based course and not an hour-based course, so times may vary.

Most In-Person Training Sessions are conducted in the same format as a typical high school day of classes. You can expect that each teaching module will be about 50 minutes, followed by a 10 minute break. This process will repeat for the entire day of training. There will also be a 30 minute meal break.

8

COMPLETE IN-PERSON TRAINING.
At In-Person Training, you must successfully complete all course required physical skills no less than 3 times under the direct supervision of your instructor.

If you fail a skill, your instructor will work with you personally at the end of class to help you meet the skill requirement.

If after receiving additional instruction, you are still not able to meet the skill requirement, you can:

  • Accept any lesser certification for which you satisfied the course requirements. (For instance, if you failed the requirements for Lifeguard-Waterfront, you might have satisfied the requirements for Lifeguard-Swimming Pool or Lifeguard-Shallow Pool. Therefore, you would be entitled to the Lifeguard-Swimming Pool or Lifeguard-Shallow Pool certification.)
  • Attend any future Lifeguard-Pro In-Person Training Session (within 6 months) at no additional charge, and re-try the skill(s) that you failed to successfully complete during your initial In-Person Training Session. If you successfully complete the required skill(s) 3 times under the direct supervision of your instructor, you will be granted certification. (You may only attend a class with other paying students. Your instructor cannot schedule a class only for you to re-try your skills.)

REQUIREMENT:
You must print to paper and bring to your In-Person Training Session a blank Certification Request Form. You can download and print this form from your course instructions page, while you are logged into Lifeguard-Pro.org. You and your Instructor will fill out and sign your Certification Request Form at the end of your In-Person Training Session. (If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign the form for you before you submit it to Lifeguard-Pro.)

RESCHEDULE OR CANCEL:
To reschedule or cancel your In-Person Training Session FREE of charge, simply notify your local instructor via email at least 72-hours prior to your scheduled start time. It is the sole responsibility of the student to confirm that the local instructor received the emailed cancellation notice. Failure to both attend a previously scheduled In-Person Training Session and failure to provide the required 72-hour cancellation notice to the local instructor will result in a $100 penalty, which the student must pay to the local instructor before the In-Person Training Session can be conducted. The penalty fee is designed to encourage the student to demonstrate courtesy, and reimburse the local instructor for the inconvenience caused by the untimely cancellation, plus the cost of pool, classroom, and equipment rental fees.

9

REQUEST YOUR CERTIFICATION CARD.
At the conclusion of your In-Person Training Session, you and your Instructor will fill-out and sign your Certification Request Form. (If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign the form for you.)

To request your certification card, you must:

  • Provide all of the requested information in your Lifeguard-Pro PROFILE (including your full postal mailing address);
  • Verify that the spelling of your name and course selection is accurate in your Lifeguard-Pro PROFILE;
  • Upload your completed and signed Certification Request Form to your Lifeguard-Pro PROFILE; and,
  • From within your Lifeguard-Pro PROFILE, check the box ISSUE MY CERTIFICATION; and, then click SAVE.

No certification card can be issued without the student satisfying all of the above requirements.

 10

RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATION CARD.
Upon satisfying all of the requirements in the steps above, we will postal mail your certification card to you usually within 3-10 days.

IMMEIDATE PROOF OF CERTIFICATION:
Once you have completed all of the requirement in step 9 above, if you need immediate proof of your certification, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for instructions on "How Do I Obtain Immediate Proof of Certification?" We can provide you with proof of your certification in as little as 24-hours, so you can start work immediately!

MAILING ADDRESSES OUTSIDE OF USA
For students with postal mailing addresses outside of the USA, you have three options on how to receive your certification card:

(A)  Request postal mailing and pay a $15 U.S.D. international mailing fee prior to us postal mailing your certification card;

(B)  Provide us with a USA postal mailing address, and we’ll postal mail your certification card to that USA postal mailing address for FREE; or,

(C)  Accept a hi-resolution, color, digital image of your certification card delivered to you via email.

Select the option that is best for you!

 

Still Have Questions?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) : We strive to provide you with immediate and detailed responses to all of your questions. As such, you'll find that we already thoughtfully answered nearly every question asked by new customers -- View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) now.

Contact Us: Email or telephone our national office and communicate with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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Lifeguard-Pro is a nationally and internationally recognized lifeguard & water safety instructor certification agency dedicated to reducing the number of deaths by drowning worldwide. Lifeguard-Pro services all 50 U.S. states, America's 300 largest cities, and up to 27 countries around the world. Lifeguard-Pro is recognized as a world leader in water safety & rescue.  Our lifeguarding courses and water safety instructor certifications are accepted by U.S. states across the nation and countries around the world.  >>Read More

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