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!
First-Time Lifeguard Training: Special Offer and Program Highlights
The American Lifeguard Association is thrilled to announce a special $100 discount on our lifeguard training courses, thanks to a grant from the Swimming Pool and Spa Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The national grant lowers the regular fee from $385 to $285 and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't miss out—register now!
Our blended training programs allow employers to assess your skills and offer ongoing training in line with Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) guidelines.
This ensures you receive top-quality education and are prepared for real-world scenarios. The national training can be started and completed at any time, and can be done anywhere.
Flexible Scheduling & Certification
Complete the training at your own pace with our video-led course. Upon completion, you'll earn a two-year certification in lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and first aid. You may also be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and college credits. Additionally, your credentials will be uploaded to the National Verification system at https://universalcertification.org/, facilitating easy access for both health department officials and employers.
Seize this limited-time offer—register today for comprehensive and affordable lifeguard training.
Our First-Time Lifeguard Course incorporates the latest ECC science and guidelines from the United States Lifeguard Training Standards Coalition. To enroll in this Lifeguarding course, you must be at least 15 years old. According to U.S. Labor Laws, you must be 15 years or older to work at a swimming pool, water park, or lake, and at least 16 years old to work at beaches. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a national two-year certification in lifeguarding, first aid, and CPR/AED.
QUALITY AND ACCESSIBILITY
We remain committed to delivering high-quality training. This grant enhances our ongoing pledge to make essential training both accessible and affordable. All our materials are available online and you may view our training videos at the following link American Lifeguard Association. Don't miss out on this opportunity—register today.
ENROLLMENT AND GUARANTEES
Enrollment is simple. Click the "ADD TO CART" tab at the top to register. You can complete the training at your own pace throughout the year. Confident in the quality of our program, we offer both a 30-day money-back and a 30-day price-match guarantee.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
Understanding the importance of financial flexibility, we offer multiple payment options. These include full payment upfront or interest-free installment plans. In partnership with Shop Pay, additional payment avenues are available. Select the Shop Pay option at checkout for further details.
NATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS AND STANDARDS
Over the past 33 years, the American Lifeguard Association has earned various national recognitions, including it has been listed over the years on the CDC Healthy Swimming website. Additionally, both the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) have determined that the American Lifeguard Association's certification programs are equivalent to those offered by the American Red Cross. We are also in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Furthermore, we require employers to adhere to the new Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) guidelines for pre-service evaluations and in-service training.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the U.S. Department of Labor, acting as the federal Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), has confirmed that the American Lifeguard Association meets national standards for lifeguard training and certification. We are among a select group of national training organizations formally recognized by the United States Government. Consequently, our certification fulfills national requirements in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.
For over three decades, the American Lifeguard Association has trained more than 250,000 individuals worldwide. We are a national educational association supported by the Swimming Pool and Spa Foundation and Global Lifeguards, both of which are non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations. Together, these organizations form an integral part of the Global Lifeguard Association, one of the largest global aquatic consortiums.
The American Lifeguard Association has been proactive in promoting water safety, better working conditions, lower training fees, and higher pay for lifeguards through various outreach efforts. These include public service announcements, media engagements, and regular appearances as water safety experts on major networks such as the Weather Channel, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. To learn more about our Association and read the latest news stories regarding the American Lifeguard Association's nationwide efforts in the lifesaving profession, we suggest that you visit our YouTube Channel at the link below.
Our certification process employs a blend of instructor-led videos, online resources, and a final online exam. Employers are authorized to assess your practical skills as part of our comprehensive training regimen, ensuring real-world assessment conditions. Upon successful completion, you'll receive a two-year national certification in lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and first aid.
Our course aims to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion, you'll receive a two-year American Lifeguard Certificate, valid for lifeguarding, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and First Aid.
COMPREHENSIVE SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND CERTIFICATION
Our curriculum is meticulously designed to furnish you with the vital skills and knowledge needed to avert and manage aquatic emergencies effectively.
TAKE ACTION NOW
Don't delay and join our extensive network of active lifeguard members. The training can be completed individually, or with a group. To begin, simply click "ADD TO CART" at the top of this page.