Instructor Requirements


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Instructor Requirements

 

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

Reciprocity:

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.