ARC-Lifeguard Class


Lifeguards protect their community by preventing, recognizing, and responding to water-related emergencies. In order to get a job at most facilities, you need to become certified, and most employers look for American Red Cross Certification.

Obtain your 2-year certification by taking a Lifeguarding course from the American Red Cross*. Courses take as little as 24 hours and emphasize hands-on training, supported by classroom instruction.

Core Courses


For entry-level participants at all facility types

Course length:   Less than 26 hours

Certification:     Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for 2 years

Topics for our two core courses include:

• Water rescue skills

• Surveillance and recognition

• First aid/CPR/AED

• Breathing and cardiac emergencies

Shallow Water Lifeguarding

For entry-level participants at facilities/attractions with water less than 5 feet deep

Course length:  24 hours

Certification:    Shallow Water Lifeguarding/ First Aid/CPR/AED for 2 years


Additional  Modules Include 

These are available in traditional in-person training format only. Certification in a core course is a prerequisite.

Waterfront Skills

For non-surf, open-water areas at public parks, resorts, camps and campgrounds

Course length: 5½ hours

Certification: Waterfront Skills for 2 years


Waterpark Skills

For waterpark environments and multi-attraction facilities

Course length: 3½ hours

Certification: Waterpark Skills for 2 years

Administering Emergency Oxygen

How to use emergency oxygen and breathing devices, including bag-valve-mask resuscitators (BVM)

Course length: less than 2 hours

Anaphylaxis & Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

How to administer an epinephrine auto-injector to an individual experiencing a severe allergic reaction

Course length: 1 hour


How to administer an asthma inhaler to an individual experiencing an asthma attack

Course length: 45 minutes

Bloodborne Pathogens Training

• How bloodborne pathogens are spread

• How to avoid exposure

• What to do if exposed to infectious material

Choose classroom or new online training options

Course length: 1 to 2 hours 

ARC-Lifeguard Class
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