Lifeguard Certification

Earn your lifeguard certification from the American Red Cross. Our lifeguard certification courses are designed to ensure that you are properly trained and prepared in the event of a water emergency.

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Courses and Materials

Taught by industry leaders, our Red Cross Lifeguarding course materials have been developed under the guidance of the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. The Council is comprised of a group of nationally recognized experts spanning a variety of professions that collectively regulate and review training information. These reviews are designed to ensure that the information provided for your training is the most up-to-date available while exceeding both local and national standards alike.

Whether you would like more conventional in-person course work designed for those who prefer a traditional learning environment or need the flexibility of blended leaning which combines both in-person and online courses, the Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is consistently regarded as the best-in-class. Get trained by the experts with the American Red Cross.

Courses & Certification
Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is valid for two years from the date of successful completion. Throughout your two years, we also offer refreshers designed to help you maintain your skills. You can access these refreshers online at
Red Cross certification of completion on a tablet

Digital Certification - Access Your Certification with Ease

The American Red Cross makes accessing your lifeguarding certification a simple and easy process. We offer digital certificates that can be easily viewed from anywhere via your Red Cross account with simple access to print or share online. Allowing employers access to your certificate information has never been easier.

Visit to access a copy of the valid certificate with your student training information.