Waterpark Attendant

The Lifesaving Society’s Waterpark Attendant certification is designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skill to assist in the safety supervision of a waterpark.


As a result of this training program, candidates will understand:

  • roles and responsibilities of a Waterpark Attendant
  • how to identify, control and eliminate risks and hazards through facility analysis
  • the role and rescue skills needed to respond to emergency situations

View test items: Waterpark Attendant At-a-glance

Prerequisites: Minimum 14 years of age, Emergency First Aid certification.

Evaluation and certification: Current Lifesaving Instructors teach and certify candidates.

Recertification: Waterpark Attendant is recertified by successfully completing a Waterpark Attendant course.

Candidate recognition: Certification card.

Required references: There are no required references for candidates. Use handouts or references as applicable.


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Instructor references: Instructors require the Waterpark Attendant Award Guide. Where applicable, reference provincial regulations (e.g., the Lifesaving Society’s Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulation).

Technical resources that support test item content are listed in the bottom of the Notes column. CLM refers to Canadian Lifesaving Manual, CFAM refers to the Canadian First Aid Manual, Alert refers to Alert: Lifeguarding in Action.

Required equipment: Classroom supplies such as tables, chairs, flip chart paper, stand and markers, masking tape, and A/V equipment. First aid supplies including barrier devices, adult, child, and infant CPR training manikins, and AED Trainers.

Facility requirements: A pool with minimum width of 5 metres, a minimum length of 15 metres and includes an area with a depth between 1.0 metre and 1.5 metres deep.