Most frequently asked questions

Yes! Lifeguard-Pro is nationally & internationally recognized. 

Not only our Lifeguard courses more available than ever before, they are also nationally and internationally recognized!

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
  • Used by Governments of States, Counties, Cities, and Towns
  • Used by State Parks, County Facilities, City Parks & Recreation Departments, Water Parks, and Amusement Parks
  • Used by Police Departments, Fire Departments, and Professional Rescuers across the Country
  • Used by Public Schools, Private Schools, Colleges, and Universities around the World
  • Used by Members of Prominent Youth Camp Organizations such as YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, American Camp Association (ACA), Easterseals, American Diabetes Foundation, Christian Camps Association, Jewish Camps Association, State Youth Camp Associations, and many more!
  • Used by Prominent Swimming Organizations for Swim Schools, Learn to Swim Programs, Swim Leagues, Swim Teams, Swim Coaches
  • Used by Public and Private Beaches, Public and Private Swimming Pools, Aquatic Centers, and many more!

Why employers globally prefer Lifeguard-Pro

Employers worldwide consistently select Lifeguard-Pro for our internationally acclaimed certification training program, recognized across all 50 U.S. states, every U.S. territory, and in 46 countries globally.

Lifeguard-Pro makes Water Safety Swim Instructor certification training for your staff ultra-convenient and super easy. Choose your desired courses and dates, and we’ll bring professional instructors directly to your facility for on-site, flexible training that starts when you’re ready. Our instructor-led Water Safety Swim Instructor sessions culminate with immediate certification card issuance, simplifying the process to make your staff instructors without the hassle of bureaucracy.

Our Lifeguard Certification Training model is designed to significantly reduce accidents through comprehensive, advanced, and specialized courses led only by experienced professionals. This on-site approach not only enhances protection but ensures better preparation and offers iron-clad legal liability protection.

We’re committed to quality assurance, meticulous training documentation, and providing the best legal liability protection, all backed by our lowest price guarantee. With Lifeguard-Pro, you’ll save time and money, benefit from free remedial training, cancellations credit, and upgrades to Lifeguard-Youth Camp Certification, all free from bureaucratic and administrative fees.

Step 1: Register  by submitting the form on our registration page. 

Step 2: Purchase our home-study course. 
After registering for your course online or over the phone, you will automatically receive payment instructions at your registered email address (check both your inbox and spam folder). Simply follow the payment instructions in that email to purchase your online Home-Study Course.

Step 3: Login & begin your course.
Upon receipt of your online Home-Study course payment, we will promptly email to you an authorized username and password in an email entitled ‘Start Your Course’.

Step 4: Complete the home-study course. 
You may work in the comfort and convenience of your own home, and progress at your own pace. You may stop and start the Home-Study Course as often as you like (except while you are taking a timed exam).

Step 5: Schedule your instructor-led training class. 
You must complete all online Home-Study course requirements before requesting an Instructor-Led Training Class.

Once you have successfully completed all your online Home-Study Course requirements,  you should contact your Instructor or Lifeguard-Pro.org.

Step 6: Pay for your instructor-led training class. 
Pay your local instructor directly for your Instructor-Led Training Class. Acceptable payment methods often include:

  • Cash
  • Personal, Certified or business check
  • Money order
  • Bank wire transfer,
  • Electronic payment methods (Zelle, Venmo, Remitly, Revolut, Wise, Western Union, Apple Pay, and Google Wallet).

Ask your Instructor or Lifeguard-Pro for detailed payment instructions.

Step 7: Attend instructor-les training class. 
At Instructor-Led Training Class, you must successfully complete:

(1) All course required physical skills no less than 3 times under the direct supervision of your Instructor; and,

(2) Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid closed-book, instructor proctored, written Final Exam with a correct score of 90% or higher.

Step 8: Complete instructor-led training class. 
At the conclusion of your Instructor-Led Training Class, you and your Instructor will fill-out and sign your Certification Request Form (CRF). If you are under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must sign the form for you. This form verifies that you successfully completed all course requirements for certification.

Step 9: Request your certification card. 
Upload your completed and signed CRF to your Lifeguard-Pro.org Profile in the section titled ‘Upload Certification Forms’. 

Lastly, from within your Profile, check the box titled ‘Issue my certification’ or notify your Instructor that you have completed all course requirements. 

Step 10: Receive your certification card. 
Upon satisfying all the course requirements detailed in the steps above, we will promptly email to you a hi-resolution digital image of your certification card – usually within 3 days. However, if you are in a hurry, just give us a call and we’ll try to expedite the process for you.

Prior to enrolling in this course, the certification candidate must be able to satisfy the following requirements:

  • 15 Years of age or older (with minors consent form for those under 18);
  • Ability to swim 100 meters (125 yards) without stopping (there is no time limit);
  • Ability to tread water for three minutes; and,
  • Ability to dive to a depth of one and a half meters (5-feet).

Included in your purchase:

All the required Home-Study Course materials for the following courses

  • Lifeguard-Shallow Pool (max depth 5 ft.)
  • AHA CPR – BLS for Healthcare Provider
  • AHA HeartSaver First Aid

Your purchase does not include: 

Your course required instructor-led training session. To earn certification, after successfully completing your required Home-Study Course, a certification candidate must attend instructor-led training with a Lifeguard-Pro certified Instructor. The cost of instructor-led training is not included in this purchase. The fee for instructor-led training must be paid directly to the Instructor conducting your instructor-led training session.

After purchasing your course, are you having one of these technical problems with our website:

  1. The purchased login Username & Password that we provided to you, do not enable you to login to Lifeguard-Pro.org or access your online course materials; or
  2. Once logged in to Lifeguard-Pro, a Lifeguard-Pro.org website feature or function is not working properly?

If yes, email info@Lifeguard-Pro.org for assistance.

Please, keep in mind that our Technical Support team is not capable of answering any sales or customer service questions.

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