The purpose of the 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.

Course Prerequisites

  • Participants must be at least 17 years old.
  • They must possess a current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or an equivalent certification from another organization.
  • Successfully complete the online session and the pre-course exam.
  • Lifeguard Instructors Manual

Criteria for Course Completion & Certification

Red Cross certification means that on a particular date an instructor verified that a participant demonstrated competency in all required skills taught in the course. Competency is defined as being able to demonstrate correct decision-making processes, to sequence care steps properly and to demonstrate proficiency in completing all required skills without any coaching or assistance.

To complete the course successfully, the participant must:

  • Attend the entire course.
  • Participate in all skill sessions and scenarios.
  • Demonstrate competency in all required skills and scenarios.
  • Complete all four practice-teaching assignments.
  • Pass the final written exam for Bloodborne Pathogens, Administering
  • Emergency Oxygen and Instructor Course with a minimum grade of 80 percent.

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

20 Hours
Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center 29 Santa Barbara Aliso Viejo, CA 92656


$450.00 (Participant is responsible for bringing his or her own breathing barrier. Breathing barriers can be purchased on site for a $20.00 fee)

March 2023
April 2023
May 2023
June 2023

What to bring:

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of your completed online course work
  • Proof of you 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)


There is a $25 cancellation/transfer fee for all Health and Safety Classes. For courses cancelled less than 48 hours before the course offering, there will be no refunds.