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About Us. Lifeguard-Pro is an internationally & nationally recognized Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and CPR & First Aid certification agency. We serve all 50 U.S. states, U.S. Territories, over 1,500 American cities, and over 42 countries around the world -- so wherever you are, we're nearby!  Previously, we have also been a Business Affiliate of the American Camp Association (ACA). Today, we offer services to individuals, businesses, governments, military, and organizations across the United States, and in over 42 countries around the world. Our Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors protect the lives of millions of swimmers -- every day!

Nationally & Internationally Recognized

Dedicated to Making Public Safety Training More Available. Our mission is to reduce the number of deaths by drowning worldwide by making aquatics public safety training more available. Consequently, Lifeguard-Pro created Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification courses that are far more convenient than the old, outdated style, certification courses of yester-year.

To make aquatics safety training more available to the public, Lifeguard-Pro has innovatively combined the convenience of an online Home-Study Course, with the availability of In-Person Training Sessions across the country and around the world. We service all 50 U.S. states, over 1,500 American cities, and over 42 countries. Our In-Person Training Sessions are available to the public 12 months a year.

Now do you understand why people say Lifeguard-Pro improves national public safety?

Making Public Safety Training More Available

Improving National Public Safety. Lifeguard-Pro has been a significant contributor in reducing the number of deaths by drowning worldwide by making aquatics safety training more available. Our Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors protect the lives of millions of swimmers around the globe -- every day!

Domestically, Lifeguard-Pro offers services to U.S. Military bases, state governments, county governments, city governments, public beaches, private beaches, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, American Diabetes Foundation, Easterseals, American Camp Association, Christian Camps Association, Jewish Camps Association, YMCA, National parks, State Parks, public schools, private schools, colleges, universities, national swim school franchise chains, national youth camp organizations, state youth camp organizations, hotels, resorts, water parks, recreation centers, property management companies, and many, many more!

Internationally, Lifeguard-Pro offers services to over 30 countries around the globe, plus the U.S. Military, United Nations Multi-National Peace-Keeping Forces, leading multi-national corporations, international resorts, international schools, social development programs, public safety programs, and many, many more!

But, Lifeguard-Pro doesn't stop there. In addition to increasing the availability of vital safety training, and protecting millions of lives around the globe, Lifeguard-Pro continuously strives to improve national public safety.

  • Lifeguard-Youth Camp Certification. State and local governments have known for a long time that youth camp aquatics activities present unique and serious hazards to children. Yet, despite state and local regulations attempting to reduce those risks, the Lifeguard industry failed to provide a youth camp specific training course to help the states and local governments in achieving the goal of making youth camps safer for our children. Lifeguard-Pro responded with the nationwide public safety answer! To better protect the lives of children, Lifeguard-Pro created the nation’s first Lifeguard–Youth Camp certification course, which trains Lifeguards to better prevent and respond to emergencies in youth camp environments. The Lifeguard-Pro Lifeguard-Youth Camp certification protects the lives of children at youth camps across the entire country, and many countries around the world.  We worked tirelessly with state and local governments to create a solution to better protect the lives of children at youth camps across the country. Lifeguard-Pro has undoubtedly improved national public safety!
  • Lifeguard-Deep Pool Certification. Previously the Lifeguard industry provided insufficient training to guard the public safety in and around deep water swimming pools and diving catch wells. Lifeguard-Pro acted in creating the nation’s first Lifeguard-Deep Pool (max depth 20 ft.) certification course to better prevent and respond to emergencies in and around deep water pools and diving catch wells. Operators of deep water pools and diving catch wells (e.g., high schools, colleges, universities, competition pools, etc.) can now better prevent and respond to drownings at their aquatics facilities. Lifeguard-Pro continues to identify and solve national public safety hazards!

Improving National Public Safety

Fully OSHA Compliant. Our American Heart Association CPR & First Aid courses satisfy both national OSHA requirements and international safety training standards.

Join Us in Our Global Mission. Ask us how you can help Lifeguard-Pro in reducing the number of deaths by drowning worldwide -- every life matters!

Dedicated to Reducing the Number of Deaths by Drowning Worldwide -- Join Us in Our Mission


Raising the Standard of Lifeguard Training

Verify Certifications Online. Lifeguard-Pro leads the Lifeguard industry with the first online international certification verification database. Governments, health departments, employers, insurance companies, and cardholders love that they can, from anywhere in the world, immediately and conveniently verify the status and authenticity of any Lifeguard-Pro certification card. Simply click VERIFY, enter in the unique number on the certification card, and instantly verify the certification card and expiration date. Our online international certification database eliminates the employers’ administrative burden of verifying Lifeguard certifications, and significantly reduces the employers’ liability from lapsed and fraudulent certification cards. 

Protects Employers & Public from Fraud

Comprehensive Online Preparatory Home-Study Course. Lifeguard-Pro is the first internationally recognized Lifeguard certification agency to offer a comprehensive, online, preparatory Home-Study Course for Lifeguard certification.  Complete your university-style Home-Study Course online. Then, attend an ultra-convenient In-Person Training Session to learn and demonstrate your physical Lifeguard skills. Our Home-Study Course is based on the American Heart Association blended course, which allows students to complete all academic requirements for certification online, prior to attending the course required In-Person Training Session. Our new, ultra-convenient Lifeguard training model is the way of the future.

Making Aquatics Safety Training More Convenient

Complies with All U.S. National Lifeguard Standards & Procedures.  Our professional Lifeguard training program incorporates all the top U.S. Lifeguard standards and procedures. But, Lifeguard-Pro goes well beyond the minimum U.S. national standards. We also teach the most effective and leading-edge Lifeguard skills and practices to ensure that our Lifeguards are always better prepared to prevent and respond to emergencies. All our CPR, First Aid and Blood Bourne Pathogens certification courses fully comply with international AHA standards & procedures.

Elevating the Lifeguard Training Standard

Advanced Specialty Rescue Training.  Employers and students alike benefit from advanced Lifeguard specialty training. Lifeguard-Pro offers more Lifeguard training specialty courses (e.g., Shallow Pool (max depth 5 ft.), Swimming Pool (max depth 12 ft.), Deep Pool (max depth 20 ft.), Waterfront, Water Park, and Youth Camp) than any other nationally recognized Lifeguard training company. Lifeguard-Pro’s leading-edge specialty training courses ensure our Lifeguards are better trained and more capable of preventing & responding to emergencies.

Specialized Training is Better Risk Management

The Mission of Saving Lives.  Lifeguard-Pro is dedicated to reducing the number of deaths by drowning worldwide by making aquatics public safety training more available. More properly trained Lifeguards make our water safer. Lifeguard-Pro certified Lifeguards are currently protecting the lives of millions of swimmers around the world -- every day!

Ask how you can help reduce the number of deaths by drowning -- every life matters! 

Join Us in Our Mission of Saving Lives


Lifeguard-Pro the Superior Choice TOP 10 REASONS WHY
Lifeguard-Pro is the Superior Choice

More Modern, More Comprehensive, and More Convenient. Lifeguard-Pro certification courses have improved upon the old, outdated style Lifeguard certification courses of yester-year. Lifeguard-Pro Lifeguard certification program:

  1. Is based on decades of REAL LIFE professional rescue experience, and updated frequently to better promote national public safety;
  2. Incorporates the industry's first online university-style Home-Study Course to make vital aquatics public safety training more available -- More public safety training saves lives;
  3. Includes more advanced specialty Lifeguard certification courses to enhance national public safety (e.g., Lifeguard-Deep Pool, Lifeguard-Waterfront, Lifeguard-Youth Camp, and Lifeguard-Water Park) -- Advanced specialty training makes better Lifeguards;
  4. Includes the first ever advanced specialty Lifeguard-Youth Camp certification course to better protect our children -- Lifeguard-Pro protects the lives of countless children across the country and around the world;
  5. Demands Lifeguard certification courses are taught only by professional rescuers to ensure the highest quality learning experience -- Life saving safety training should be taught by professionals;
  6. Refuses to allow laypersons or volunteers to teach Lifeguard courses to make ourselves more money at the expense of national public safety -- The public deserves effective life saving training delivered by professionals;
  7. Is all taught in full compliance with the American Heart Association international teaching standards for professional rescue courses;
  8. Provides undeniably more comprehensive and extensive academic training for a superior learning experience -- More thoroughly trained Lifeguards means better public safety;
  9. Created the Lifeguard industry's first online public database to verify every Lifeguard-Pro Lifeguard certification, which reduces the risk of cardholder fraud and forgery -- Fraudulent and forged Lifeguard certifications threaten the national public safety; and,
  10. Unlike the old, outdated style Lifeguard certification courses of yester-year that require Lifeguard certification renewal every two or three years, Lifeguard-Pro requires every Lifeguard certification to be fully retested and renewed annually -- More frequent life saving training enhances the national public safety.

Lifeguard-Pro believes our national public safety deserves high-quality life saving training conducted by professionals, which is conveniently available to all that require such safety training -- The public agrees!  That is why governments, employers, insurance companies, and Lifeguards are moving away from the old, outdated Lifeguard certification course and  Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification course, and choosing the more modern, more comprehensive, and ultra-convenient training program -- Lifeguard-Pro!


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National Compliance Statement for Lifeguard Training. Lifeguard-Pro is nationally & internationally recognized and offers perhaps the world's most accepted Lifeguard certifications. Lifeguard-Pro is widely regarded as the New World Leader in Water Safety & Rescue Certification Courses. 

Lifeguard-Pro Certifications are:

  • Accepted in all 50 U.S. States
  • Accepted in all U.S. Territories
  • Approved by the U.S. Navy for Worldwide Use
  • Accepted by the U.S. Military for Use at U.S. Military Bases around the World
  • Accepted by United Nations Multi-National Peace-Keeping Forces for Use at Military Bases around the World
  • Previously Recognized by American Camp Association (ACA) for Use by Youth Camps across America
  • Used by Police Departments, Fire Departments, and Professional Rescues across the Country
  • Used by Public Schools, Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities around the World
  • Used by Governments of States, Counties, Cities, and Towns
  • Used by Prominent National Organizations such as YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Easterseals, American Diabetes Foundation, Christian Camps Association, Jewish Camps Association, and many more!
  • Used by Beaches, Pools, Water Parks, Swim Schools, Swim Coaches, Parks & Recreations Departments, and many more!

The Lifeguard-Pro Lifeguard certification course should be accepted everywhere the American Red Cross Lifeguard course is accepted because the Lifeguard-Pro Lifeguard course includes all the knowledge and all the physical skills included in the American Red Cross Lifeguard course.



 Dedicated to Reducing the Number of Deaths by Drowning Worldwide