Become an Authorized Provider with the American Lifeguard Association®

Become an Authorized Provider with the American Lifeguard Association®

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American Lifeguard and Safety Training™

Thank you for your interest in our association. We provide lifeguard certification programs through provider agreements to a diverse range of facilities, including swimming pools, water parks, waterfronts, and beach patrols globally—in regions such as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Additionally, we collaborate with Fire and Rescue departments on water emergency response training.

The American Lifeguard and Safety Training is a critical service with the support of employers and government agencies. The certification program of the American Lifeguard Association meets OSHA requirements for health and safety training and regulatory, licensing, and accreditation requirements. Our program’s skills reflect ECC science and findings from the United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report. 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 General Service Administration (GSA) has determined that the American Lifeguard Association offers lifeguard certification programs similar to those provided by the American Red Cross.

We offer provider agreements to qualified entities where the fee is $1,495.00 per calendar year and then a small per student certification fee plus shipping for group cards. After you receive your American Lifeguard Provider Agreement, we will send you links to our online training videos and reference materials that you will need to be familiarized with. You would need to have one of your key staff members learn the skills to teach your students. Once your students have completed our training program under your direct supervision, we will issue a waterproof wallet certification card for Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, and First Aid. Rosters are to be turned in online upon course completion, and we will process the certifications within one business day. The provider may instantly receive a pdf file snapshot of the front and the back of each card. All cards will be Federal Express on the very same day with a tracking number.

If you are interested in becoming a Provider with the American Lifeguard Association, we ask that you email us at


The American Lifeguard Association is an educational association with the full support from the Swimming Pool and Spa Foundation and Global Lifeguards, both a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. These organizations are all members of the Global Lifeguard Association, and makeup one of the largest worldwide aquatic consortiums. Over the past 30 years, they have certified over 250,000 individuals worldwide. Training programs are offered to the general public both online and at over 3,000 locations in over 120 countries and 900 cities.

The American Lifeguard Association has set up [Provider], which is located at the below address, to be a 2024 International Authorized Provider. This agreement allows them to conduct and advertise our certification program anywhere outside the United States.










It is the responsibility of the provider to ensure the candidates have access to the reference materials and are able to complete the various required skills. The fee is $1,495.00 for the first registered instructor, and then an additional $1,000.00 per instructor per calendar year. There is an additional $25.00 per student processing fee. All payments are due upon receipt of invoice. Your initial payment will be acknowledgment that you accept the full terms of this agreement.

Currently, the training videos and reference materials may be accessed through the Internet, so there is no study material cost. We will email you the links to the online materials, along with all the exams necessary to be reviewed and completed by each of your students.

Upon completion of each of the Lifeguard certification classes, which would also include CPR/AED and First Aid, we would require that you enter the student information into our online program and email us the number of students that completed the program. This information must include their first and last name, along with their date of birth. The student information must be entered the very same day of class completion. Once we receive the roster, we will process the American Lifeguard Association certification cards within 24 hours and we will then ship the waterproof certification cards by FedEx directly to the provider. There will be additional shipping fees applied, but we have favorable FedEx charges due to the volume of business we do with them. In addition we will have the candidates’ successful results posted within 24 hours of receipt of the roster, or online exam, on our affiliate’s website at, which may be verified at any time in the future. 

Please note that delays in turning in the student rosters, in regard to group testing, by the end of the day may result in the suspension of your designation as an authorized provider.

If any provision(s) of this Agreement shall be determined to be void, ambiguous, or unenforceable, the same shall be stricken from this Agreement and in no way shall affect other provisions of, or the validity or enforceability of this Agreement. The Parties understand that the contents of this Agreement are confidential, and that disclosure of it to any third party could be detrimental to the interests of one or both Parties. Therefore, the Parties agree not to disclose the terms of this Agreement, without the prior written permission of the other party, other than to business advisors, legal and financial representatives.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and cannot be altered or modified except by an agreement in writing signed by both parties. Upon its execution, this Agreement shall supersede all prior negotiations, understandings and agreements, whether oral or written, and such prior agreements shall thereupon be null and void and without further legal effect.

The Provider shall indemnify and hold the American Lifeguard Association, Inc. and each of its directors, officers, employees, agents and Affiliates harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, proceedings, losses, damages and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys', consultants' and experts' fees) (collectively, "Claims") arising out of or relating to any inaccuracy or breach of ALA's representations, warranties, covenants or any claim or action for products liability, personal injury, death or other cause of action arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, including actions based upon negligence of ALA under this Agreement.

If any term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, shall to any extent be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, the remainder of this Agreement, or application of such term or provision to a person or circumstance other than to those as to which it is held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, shall not be affected thereby, and each term, covenant, condition or provision of this Agreement shall be valid and shall be enforced to the fullest extent provided by law. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Virginia.

At any time, without notice, for any or no reason, the American Lifeguard Association, Inc. reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, to modify and discontinue any portion or all of this agreement, and to restrict, suspend and terminate this authorize provider agreement.

If you have any questions, we ask that you email us at Otherwise, if you already have copies of all the materials, you may begin offering the training program right away! 

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