Lifeguard Instructor Course Virtual/In-Person- 4 days

Course Description:

The purpose of the Lifeguard Instructor Course is to train instructor candidates to teach the American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding Blended Learning, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Waterpark Skills, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers, Administering Emergency Oxygen and Bloodborne Pathogens Training courses and/or Modules.

Lifeguard Instructor Course Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification.
  • Successfully complete the American Red Cross online session and the pre-course exam before the registered start date ($37 fee for the Red Cross online course)
  • The participant is responsible for bringing his or her own Pro-rescuer CPR mask to both days. However, masks can be purchased on-site for a $20.00 fee

To complete the Lifeguard Instructor Course successfully, the participant must:

  • Attend all four (4) days of the Lifeguard Instructor Course
  • Participate in all skill sessions and scenarios
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios during the Lifeguard Instructor Course
  • Complete all four practice-teaching assignments during the Lifeguard Instructor Course
  • Pass the final written exams for Bloodborne Pathogens, Administering Emergency Oxygen, and Instructor Course each with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

** No refunds will be issued to participants who do not complete any prerequisites or course requirements **


What to bring:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of your completed online course work
  • Proof of your current American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Paper and pen to take notes
  • Lunch or lunch money
  • Pro-rescuer CPR mask (available for purchase on-site)


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