• Lifeguard Recertification


    Lifeguarding Review classes are designed to update your skills and to renew your current Red Cross Lifeguarding certification valid for another 2 years. Current certification (or expired by 30 days) in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Current certification is required to work as a Lifeguard.

    How to Apply for Recertification

    Those who prefer a more traditional classroom setting and wish to recertify may register for a Red Cross Lifeguarding Review course. Those who prefer blended learning courses, which combine both in-person and online learning options, may register for a Red Cross Blended Learning Lifeguarding Review course. For information on the American Red Cross lifeguarding recertification courses in your area, please uses the Lifeguarding Find a Class Tool.

    Refreshers: - Did you know that according to a review conducted by the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council that

    • Skill retention begins to decline only after a few months.
    • Less than half of course participants can pass a skills test one year after training
    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 https://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/digital-certificate to access a copy of the valid certificate with your student training information.