Requirements to Become an Instructor:
- Be at least 21 years old by the end of the course
- Have a current lifeguard certification. Certifications from The YMCA and the American National Red Cross are accepted
- Complete an instructor training course
- The candidate will have to complete a lifeguard training challenge course as part of the instructor course.
Co-Teaching After the Instructor Course:
- Co-Teach at least one lifeguard training or lifeguard training review class where they teach AT LEAST 50% of the curriculum under the supervision of instructor already certified.
- After co-teaching, the instructor must be endorsed by the lead instructor who taught the class.
To maintain the Lifeguard University Instructor Certification:
- Teach at least two lifeguard training, lifeguard training review or lifeguard training challenge courses in a 24 month period.
- Complete an online assessment every 24 months
A lifeguard instructor with a current instructor certification with the YMCA or American Red Cross can bridge to become a Lifeguard University Instructor if they meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Have taught AT LEAST two lifeguard training or review classes with their current certifying organization
- Co-teach at least one lifeguard training or lifeguard training review class where they teach AT LEAST 50% of the curriculum under the supervision of the main instructor.
- Become certified in the Lifeguard University certified lifeguard training program.