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At the American Red Cross, we make it easy to pursue your lifeguard certification. With in-person and blended learning classes, our New Jersey lifeguard training program gives you flexible options that are designed to suit your schedule and the way you learn. Plus, with experienced, compassionate instructors and the latest information, you'll receive the training you need to achieve your goals.
After completing your lifeguard training in New Jersey your certification will be valid for two years. In order to maintain your credentials, certified lifeguards must complete the recertification process prior to, or within 30 days of, your certification's expiration date. Recertification courses are abbreviated, and successful completion will result in extending your certification for an additional two years.
To complement our New Jersey lifeguard classes, we offer all students access to our lifeguarding manual. Created specifically to help our students refer to and retain the information they've learned in class, our manual can help keep your skills and your memory fresh during class and between certifications. The Red Cross lifeguarding manual is one part of our program and does not by itself, deliver complete and comprehensive training.
The American Red Cross has more than 100 years of experience in training individuals to help during times of crisis. And through our lifeguarding classes in New Jersey, we can help you not only join their ranks, but gain the certification you need for a rewarding career. Taught by knowledgeable, compassionate instructors who understand the newest techniques, you'll learn how to help people safely enjoy a wide range of activities in, on, and near the water, and respond to emergencies when they occur. As the leader in this type of training, you can count on the Red Cross for the support and education you need to reach your goals.