The prerequisites to National Lifeguard are:
- Minimum 15 years of age
- Bronze Cross certification (need not be current)
- Standard First Aid certificate (need not be current)
For prerequisite purposes, the Lifesaving Society only accepts Standard First Aid certificates from training agencies on the approved list.
When a first aid certification from an agency other than the Lifesaving Society is used as a prerequisite for a Lifesaving Society award, a photocopy of the certification card must accompany the Lifesaving Society test sheets.
National Lifeguard candidates: If you are using a Standard First Aid certification from an agency other than the Lifesaving Society to fulfill the National Lifeguard prerequisite, you must provide a photocopy of your certification card to accompany the National Lifeguard test sheets. We will not issue your National Lifeguard award if this proof of prerequisite is missing.
Affiliates: Please notify National Lifeguard candidates of this prerequisite in your promotional materials and at registration locations.