Lifeguard Certification and Training Requirements

Lifeguard / First Aid / CPR / AED Certification

Lifeguard certification courses are taught by American Red Cross certified instructors. Participants learn to respond to water and land emergencies, to provide first aid care, and the responsibilities of a professional lifeguard. Participants also learn to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants in addition to learning how to properly use an AED on a victim of cardiac arrest. Successful completion of course results in ARC Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR/AED certifications. All participants must be 15 years of age prior to the completion of the course. Certification is valid for two years.

Course Fees

Initial Lifeguard Training: $275.00
• Includes CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid, CPR Mask and Lifeguard Training Book

Lifeguard Training Re-Certification: $150.00
• Includes CPR/AED for Lifeguards and First Aid (Does not include CPR Mask or Lifeguard Training Book)

Other Fees:
• A $25.00 cancellation fee will be assessed for any registration cancelled 72 hours or less prior to the beginning of class. This includes any student who is unable to pass the initial swimming test. If a student is unable to pass the final exam, one-half of their registration fee will be returned or they may make arrangements with the instructor to review the skills again and retake the exam at a later date. This is up to the discretion of the instructor and may be at an additional cost.


Important Note:

These courses are hybrid format meaning part of the work must be done online prior to attending the on-site training portion. Once you register and pay, an email will be sent to you giving you a link and instructions on how to complete this portion. Your payment today on this site will cover your cost to PPM, Inc. You will have to pay an additional small fee to Red Cross. The amount is listed under the pricing breakdown of the course you are registering for.

Schedule and Course Registration

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