First Time Lifeguard Certification & Training with First Aid and CPR/AED that you can start and complete right away. Save $100 today with a special Grant!
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The American Lifeguard Association is pleased to announce that we have secured a new national grant for 2023 to lower our Lifeguard and Safety training fees. These funds will be made available until depleted. Our regular price is $385, so the price reflects a special $100 discount due to the grant we received. The funds are limited, so register today to ensure you can take advantage of the grant.
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The American Lifeguard Association® has been listed over the years with the CDC Healthy Swimming website. In addition, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) has determined that the American Lifeguard Association offers lifeguard certification programs similar to those provided by the American Red Cross. Since the early 1990s, we have helped ensure that all our training programs meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor the federal Authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) has determined that the American Lifeguard Association meets the national standards for lifeguard training and certification. The American Lifeguard Association is one of a handful of national training entities listed by the United States Government to meet these federal requirements. As a result of this, the American Lifeguard Association meets the national requirements for lifeguard training and certification in all 50 states and District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
Provides entry-level participants the knowledge and skills to prevent recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.
Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds by starting in the water swimming 20 yards surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point exit the water without using steps or a ladder. Participants who successfully complete the Lifeguarding course receive an American Lifeguard certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED valid for 2 years.
To enroll in this program, click the ADD TO CART and proceed to checkout. You can complete the certification program right away or at any time this year or even in 2023.
We provide a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as a price match guarantee. If you find a lower price or are not completely satisfied with our training, simply email us and request a refund.
The American Lifeguard Association (ALA) has the support of Global Lifeguards and the Swimming Pool and Spa Foundation, which are 501(c)(3) non-profit associations that oversee beaches and swimming pools. ALA works directly with employers nationwide to help train lifeguard professionals. The primary purpose of ALA is to reduce drownings and help keep our swimming pools, beaches, and waterways safer.
The American Lifeguard Association promotes the safe and enjoyable use of aquatic environments through public service announcements and national news media interviews. The Association’s opinion and viewpoints have been aired numerous times over the decades, on network shows such as NBC Today Show, Good Morning America, Doctors, and Weather Channel. It has also worked with all the national news networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. To learn more about our Association and read the latest news stories regarding the American Lifeguard Association nationwide efforts in the lifesaving profession, we ask that you tap American Lifeguard Association News.
With our program, you can get certified at your own pace and join our tens of thousands of active lifeguard members across the USA. The American Lifeguard and Safety Training™ is a trademark of the American Lifeguard Association health and safety courses. The American Lifeguard Association is one of the top associations specializing in the training and certifying of candidates in the American aquatics and safety training profession, which has trained over 250,000 individuals worldwide.
Our program's skills reflect ECC science and findings from the United States Lifeguard Training Standards Coalition. We also require employers meet the new Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) requirement to conduct pre-service evaluations and in-service training.
The certification program is accomplished through an instructor-led video training program with online materials and a final online exam that lets you get certified right away as an individual or in a small group. The training can be accomplished on your own and at your own pace. Upon completing your online portion of the program, you will be issued a two-year national certification in lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. All the training materials, including the videos, will remain available to you throughout your two years of certification so that you can refresh your skills at any time. With this blended program, the employers assess your skills and encourage you to continue practicing the skills through in-service training. See the the following link AMERICAN LIFEGUARD TRAINING VIDEO for a preview of one of our new 2023 training videos, which examines proper rescue techniques and victim care.
The program is also eligible for 29 hours of Continuing Education Unit (CEU) and college elective credits. Upon completing your online portion of the program, you will be issued a two-year national certification in lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. All training materials, including videos, will remain available to you for the duration of your two years of certification, allowing you to refresh your skills at any time. With this blended program, the employers assess your skills and encourage you to continue practicing the skills through in-service training.
With current national standards, all facilities must establish ways to confirm and maintain adequate skills competency for all lifeguards, including new, returning, seasonal, and current lifeguards. Required certifications and pre-employment tests can be part of that process, but they do not eliminate the need for on-site orientation and in-service training. By doing so, the employers will meet the new U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA Good Faith Efforts.
The national standards also state that screening tests should not be so strict that they exclude lifeguard candidates whose skills are not as good but whose dedication and personal qualities could make them a better lifeguard than someone who can swim faster.
With our training program, you will not have to wait for a group class. Our national self-study programs can be taken anywhere and are practiced by individuals, schools, universities, and community pools both here in the United States and abroad. The American Lifeguard Association is one of only a few national certifying agencies for lifeguards.
- Nationally recognized organization
- Training for individuals or small groups
- Fast certification
- Lowest price guaranteed
- 30-day satisfaction guarantee
- Certification training at your own pace
- Videos and online training materials
- Get paid for your referrals
- Offer swimming lessons through ALA endorsed swim program
- Discounts given to employers for staff training [Contact us for details]
- A certification issued the day you complete the program
- Certification listed on national verification website same day of completion
The American Lifeguard Association is considered one of the top aquatic health and safety training programs in the United States. Founded in 1990, and with the United States Senate's assistance, the American Lifeguard Association (ALA) has become a nationally recognized association. The American Lifeguard Association adheres to a code of ethics and maintains a commitment to delivering quality health and safety training worldwide.
Don’t wait another day! Get certified and join our tens of thousands of active lifeguard members! You can get certified in as little as two days! Click ADD TO CART at the top of this page to register.