The prerequistes to National Lifeguard are:
- Minimum 16 years of age
- Bronze Cross certification (need not be current)
- Standard First Aid certificate (need not be current)
Standard First Aid from other training agencies
For prerequisite purposes, the Lifesaving Society only accepts
Standard First Aid certificates from training agencies on the
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 NLS 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.