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Lifeguard Certification Courses
Nassau & Suffolk County, Long Island

We want to thank everyone for participating in our Spring and Summer Lifeguard courses on Long Island! We are currently working on our Fall/Winter schedule and look forward to serving you with the highest quality programs in the near future.

Lifeguarding is the perfect summer job for high school and college students on Long Island. 

A fun and challenging job that has many rewards, and were not just talking about a great sun tan!

Our class provides a relaxed environment and new training techniques including videos, group discussion and hands-on practice. You’ll be educated in water rescue and surveillance skills, first aid and CPR/AED. Courses are available for a variety of environments, including pools, waterfronts, waterparks and shallow water pools.

Our instructors are all certified lifeguard instructors with years of experience as lifeguards and in teaching.  We are fully insured and provide a unique approach to the course content which creates a comfortable, fun learning experience. We know you won't be disappointed.

This course provides lifeguards with a foundation in lifeguarding essentials, ensuring they enter their official lifeguard course or job confident and well-prepared. This course will prepare you for not just rescue skills and CPR, but for the day to day nuances of lifeguarding and teach you how to be elite.

Lifeguard Training Class Pretest

On the first day of your Lifeguard Course you will be expected to complete the following prerequisite skills:

Check-In: Identification & Age Verification

Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last day of the class. Your instructor will verify your identification to confirm the proper spelling of your name. A high school ID or library card are good examples of acceptable name identification if you have not yet obtained a permit or driver's license. The students age can be verified by any state issued document, copies will be acceptable.

Distance Swim

Participant will swim 300 yards, continuously, demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, but swimming on the back or side is not allowed. Swim goggles may be used.


Why is this required? As a lifeguard you may be required to make a rescue in deep water or at a distance. Once a lifeguard reaches a victim they will need to make the appropriate rescue and tow the victim to safety. A distance swim allows our instructor to evaluate the candidates technique and stamina to ensure they have the capability to potentially one day save a victims life.

Treading Water

The candidate will then be asked to tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs. Candidates should place their hands under the armpits or raise them out of the water.

Why is this required? A lifeguard may have to perform a deep water rescue. In order to secure a victim to a rescue tube or backboard they will be required to have at least one hand, and often two, on the victim at all times. Instructors will ensure the participant has the physical capabilities to complete a deep water rescue by evaluating the treading water skill.

Timed Event

The candidate will complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds:

■ Starting in the water, swim 20 yards (Swim goggles are not allowed).

■ Surface dive, feet-first or headfirst, to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object.

■ Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface in order to breathe (or to get a breath).

■ Exit the water without using a ladder or steps. 

Why is this required? Lifeguards may need to make a deep water rescue, bring a victim to the surface and towing them to safety. The event is time due to the fact that an underwater victim has most likely lost consciousness and taken water into their lungs. A drowning victim has   2-4 minutes until they experience brain damage from lack of oxygen and 4-6 minutes until death. A lifeguard must be able to approach and rescue a victim quickly to ensue the highest chance of survival.

Course Length

The Lifeguarding Course is designed to be 28 hours, 35 minutes long. We exclusively offer a blended learning training program in which the participant completes an online portion of the course prior to the first day of class. You must show your proof of online course completion during the pretest.



Candidates will receive a certification card in Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED which is valid for 2 years.


Failing the Prerequisite Test

You must pass all portions of the pre-test in order to continue your candidacy for certification. If you do no pass the pre-test, you will be refunded $300 of your course fee. Passing the pre-test does not guarantee you will pass the course. Candidates much show a competency in water rescue skills, performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, operating an Automated External Defibrillator and administering First Aid. Final multiple choice exams must be completed with a passing score of 80%. We welcome candidates of all ages, but maturity and a sense of responsibility will be considered when passing any candidate.


You may cancel your candidate sign up at any time. Most cancellations will receive a full refund with no questions asked, however any cancellation within 72 hours of the start of the course will be charged the pre-test fee and will only be refunded $300. We hope you understand that there are only a certain number of spots in the class and a last minute cancellation will leave us unable to fill the spot.



$400 for full certification course, $210 for lifeguard recertification.


Groups Trainings

Isn't it more fun with friends? Don't forget to ask about our group rates!

Our private group classes are an excellent option for summer camp staff members. Getting certified together ensures your group will know how to work together as a team and give everyone an opportunity to practice their emergency action plan before emergency strikes. We guarantee your group will be more prepared than any other training course on Long Island.


Call today - (516) 405-0676 or email

Nassau County Lifeguards - Learn more about the Nassau County lifeguard exam Here.

Lifeguard Certification Course Long Island

In our lifeguard training program candidates will become fully certified lifeguards. Course content consists of lifeguard training, first aid, CPR and AED training. Safety training in a lifeguard class is vital for saving lives and becoming a fully certified lifeguard. If you will be working in Suffolk County, you will be ready to work the first day you are certified, however in Nassau County, you will need to take the Nassau County Lifeguard Test after completing our Lifeguard training program.

Your Lifeguarding and first aid certifications are valid for 2 years, while your CPR for the professional rescuer certification is good for one year in New York State.

Once you have completed the Lifeguarding class, we recommend taking our following classes:

-Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

-Basic Life Support

-Administering Emergency Oxygen

-Certified Pool Operator

-Responding To Emergencies

-Pool Management

These courses can make you a better lifeguard and lead to promotions and higher pay.

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  • What are the prerequisites for lifeguard training courses?
    The lifeguard training course is a comprehensive program that teaches participants the skills they need to safely staff a pool or beach. The course includes instruction in first aid, CPR, and AED use, as well as water rescue techniques. In order to take the course, participants must be at least 15 years old and able to swim 300 yards continuously, perform a deep-water dive, and tread water for two minutes. After successfully completing the course, participants will be certified as lifeguards for two years. We also offer recertification courses for lifeguards who need to renew their certification.
  • Is there a certification test at the end of the lifeguard training course?
    At the end of most training courses, students are typically required to take a certification test in order to demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in the subject matter. The lifeguard training course is no different. Students who successfully pass the certification test will be awarded a certificate of completion, which will allow them to work as a lifeguard at most pools and beaches. The test consists of both a written and practical component. For the written portion, students will need to correctly answer questions about first aid, CPR, and water safety. The practical portion of the test will require students to demonstrate their ability to perform various rescue techniques. While the certification test can be challenging, it is a necessary step in becoming a lifeguard.
  • How long does it take to complete the lifeguard training course?
    We offer a comprehensive lifeguard training course that takes approximately 28 hours to complete. The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and effectively handle a wide range of emergencies. Although the majority of the course is spent in the classroom, students also have the opportunity to practice their skills in a controlled environment. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED use. They will also be prepared to handle aquatic emergencies, including rescues and resuscitations. With the exception of breaks for meals and physical activity, the course is completed in one weekend. However, students are encouraged to review their materials on a regular basis to ensure that they remain confident in their ability to provide safe and effective care.
  • How long is the lifeguard certification valid for?
    Lifeguard certifications are valid for two years from the date of issue. In order to renew your certification, you must take a recertification course within those two years. The traditional lifeguarding recertification course includes a written exam, a skills test, and a CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification. The waterpark and waterfront courses include the same written exam and CPR/AED certification, but the skills test is replaced with a water rescue simulation. After successfully completing any of these courses, your lifeguard certification will be valid for another two years. You have a 45-day grace period between your certification lapsing and being able to take a recertification course. Once the 45-day grace period has lapsed, you will be required to take the full lifeguard certification course again.
  • How much does it cost to enroll in a lifeguard training course?
    Lifeguard LI charges $400 for a full certification course and $200 for recertification classes. We do offer group discounts and referral bonuses for inviting friends to the course. Reimbursement will be offered if a candidate accepts a job at one of Lifeguard LI's managed facilities.
  • Do I need to be a strong swimmer to take a lifeguard course?
    Many people believe that they need to be strong swimmers in order to take a lifeguard course, but this is not the case. While it is certainly helpful to be a strong swimmer, it is not a requirement. Lifeguards are trained to rescue people who are in danger of drowning, and they use a number of different methods to do so. As long as you are comfortable in the water and able to follow instructions, you will be able to successfully complete a lifeguard course. I If you are unsure about your swimming abilities, there are always practice sessions that you can participate in before the course begins. Bottom line: you don’t need to be a strong swimmer to take a lifeguard course, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.
  • What topics are covered in the lifeguard training course?
    First and foremost, participants learn how to respond to emergencies, including how to provide CPR and first aid. They also learn how to spot potential hazards and how to prevent accidents. In addition, the course covers basic water rescue techniques, such as how to safely enter the water and how to use rescue equipment. Finally, participants learn about professional conduct and responsible decision-making. By the end of the course, lifeguards will be prepared to handle any situation that may arise.
  • What is CPR in the workplace?
    CPR can be used on anyone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped beating. When performed correctly, CPR can help to restart the heart and breathing and improve the victim's chances of survival. However, CPR is only effective if it is performed immediately after the victim has collapsed. For this reason, it is important for workplaces to have a clear plan in place for how to respond to medical emergencies. Employees should be trained in how to perform CPR and should know where the nearest defibrillator is located. By being prepared for medical emergencies, workplaces can help to ensure that employees are able to receive the lifesaving care they need.
  • What is the price for the American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course?
    The American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course is priced at $120. This price includes the cost of the online and in-person course, as well as the cost of the certification. The online course is self-paced and can be completed in about 2 hours. The certification is valid for 2 years.
  • Is CPR an OSHA requirement?
    Many people are unaware of the fact that CPR is an OSHA requirement. Though it may seem like a simple life-saving measure, CPR can be vital in an emergency situation. In addition to being required by OSHA, CPR is also recommended by the American Red Cross. The reason for this is that CPR can help to preserve brain function and improve the chances of survival in a victim of cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and CPR can be the difference between life and death. For this reason, it is important for everyone to know how to perform CPR. While it is not always required by law, it is always a good idea to be prepared.
  • Is the American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course accredited?
    The American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course is accredited by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). The NREMT is a national organization that provides certification and continuing education for EMS professionals. The American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course meets the NREMT's standards for layperson CPR and AED training. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a certificate of completion that is valid for two years. In addition, the course can be taken again every two years to maintain certification.
  • How long does the American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course take to complete?
    The American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course is a comprehensive training program that covers a wide range of topics related to first aid and CPR. The course is divided into four main sections: adult CPR, child CPR, AED training, and first aid. Each section includes a written exam and a practical skills test. The entire course takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete. However, the time required to complete the course may vary depending on the individual's level of knowledge and experience.
  • How old do you have to be to take a CPR class?
    CPR, or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is a life-saving measure that can be used in the event of a cardiac or respiratory emergency. While CPR can be performed by anyone, it is recommended that only those who have been properly trained attempt to provide CPR in an emergency situation. In general, most CPR classes are open to anyone over the age of 14. Some organizations may have different age requirements, so it is always best to check with the instructor before taking a class. Additionally, some organizations may offer special classes for children or infants. By taking a CPR class, you can learn how to provide life-saving care in the event of an emergency.
  • How long does the American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course take to complete?
    The American Red Cross CPR AED & First Aid Training course is a comprehensive training program that covers a wide range of topics related to first aid and CPR. The course is divided into four main sections: adult CPR, child CPR, AED training, and first aid. Each section includes a written exam and a practical skills test. The entire course takes approximately 4-5 hours to complete. However, the time required to complete the course may vary depending on the individual's level of knowledge and experience.
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