PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY OFFERED THROUGH AUTHORIZED PROVIDERS. WE ASK THAT YOU CHECK WITH YOUR EMPLOYER TO SEE IF THEY HAVE AN AMERICAN LIFEGUARD ASSOCIATION POOL OPERATOR AUTHORIZED PROVIDER AGREEMENT TO OFFER THIS PROGRAM TO THEIR STAFF AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO BECOME AN AUTHORIZED PROVIDER WE ASK THAT YOU EMAIL US AT ALALIFEGUARD@AOL.COM.
Welcome to the American Lifeguard Association
American Lifeguard Association, Inc.
8300 Boone Blvd. 5th Floor
Vienna, Virginia 22182
We offer and national self-study training program that you can complete your own and get certified right away in pool operation. It is necessary to purchase our national training program prior to starting. The above listed dates are the date range for enrollment into the current program, and you may complete the certification program at any time.
After reading the following instructions listed below on how to complete the certification program, and you find you want to enroll, we ask that you select “Buy Now” to pay to start the program. We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all our national certification programs, so there is no reason not to start today!
The American Lifeguard Association is a national educational association with the full support of both the Swimming Pool and Spa Association and Global Lifeguards, a nonprofit 501c(3) organization. These organizations are members of the Global Lifeguard Association, which make up one of the largest worldwide aquatic consortiums.
The American Lifeguard Association offers a national self-study training program that is on CD-ROM for obtaining your Swimming Pool Operator certification. The Center For Disease Control recommends that every swimming pool have at least one individual trained as a Swimming Pool Operator. Because of this, we highly recommend that everyone take this course if you are working at a swimming pool. We feel it will make a better professional Lifeguard, and will help the individual run a safer swimming pool environment for all. We also strongly feel that by having this training you will have the best opportunity of a higher-paying position, and will have an advantage over hiring when competing with others who only have their Lifeguard certification.
The CD-ROM course is an excellent and innovative tool for training new swimming pool operators and a good review for experienced individuals. The 37 lessons include more than 100 videos, computer animations, and detailed 3-D graphics, 470 photos, interactive problem-solving exercises and quizzes along with up-to-date links to the Center For Disease Control Healthy Swimming Web site for additional information and to keep the training material current with the latest information on recreational water illness prevention and safety. The CD ROM program runs on PC Windows format and will not run on MAC-OS, without the aid of additional software. Once you register, we will email you a link where you can download a free trial offer of software that will allow you to use your MAC to open and run programs like our CD. The course content includes Introduction (historical, modern, public health issues) Pool design (safety design, construction standards, calculations of volume, recirculation, filtration, construction extras) Operation (certified pool operators, chemistry record keeping, equipment, troubleshooting) Other pool types (wading pools, spa pools, water recreation attractions). It also covers safety (entrapment, the pool deck, inside the pool, safety equipment, CPR, chemical storage, lifeguards and instructors). In addition, it teaches pool chemistry (the basics, the periodic table, chemical properties of water, the halogens in water, the chemistry of chlorine in water, shocking the pool, pH, other testing parameters) Pool Forms Inspections (conducting inspections, inspector requirements, enforcement) Code Enforcement. You may also view online an excellent Swimming Pool Operators manual, which is over 100 pages of information, and reference guide.
Once you pay, we will priority mail a copy of the CD-ROM. A tracking number along with all the information on how to complete the self-study program to be emailed to you within minutes. The final online exam may be completed using the study materials provided and the CD ROM. Again, this is a self-study program where you watch the CD-ROM, review the online manual and take an open book 50-question exam. If you fail to pass with a grade of 100%, you may retake the exam at no additional cost. The course fee includes the final exam, and you will be instantly notified of your exam results. Upon successful completion of the exam, candidates will be able to print their PO certificate. In addition, their results will be posted that very same day on our affiliate's website at http://www.universalcertification.org/, and may be verified at any time in the future. We will also be mailing a waterproof certification the very next day to all US address holders, at no additional charge.
If you wish to enroll and start your training right away, we ask that you tap on the “Buy Now” button. Once you have made payment, we will send you a confirmation email with the above instructions on how to complete the national certification program. Remember that we offer a 30-day money back guarantee, that for any reason you are not completely satisfied, you need only to email us and request a refund.
If you have any questions that we may assist you with, or any problems completing the program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We monitor our incoming emails 24/7 and normally respond to inquiries within just a few minutes.
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