Consistent, high quality training of lifeguards and other open water rescuers is essential to ensuring that loss of life is minimized. The United States Lifesaving Association and the California Surf Lifesaving Association has promulgated training procedures and guidelines for decades.
An agency who has not been certified or who has lapsed or been denied for cause, must submit an application, with the associated fee. A Regional Certification Officer reviews the application and makes a visitation to see first hand the agency's operation. The regional officer reviews the application with the applicant officer of the agency to be sure the forms are complete and that USLA guidelines are met, then makes recommendations to the National Committee at the next USLA Board Meeting. To review the complete process, CLICK HERE.
Click on any of the following documents for more information:
Lifeguard Agency Certification Program
Currently Certified Lifeguard Agencies
Open Water Lifesaving - The United States Lifesaving Association Manual
Aquatic Rescue Response Team Certification Program
Minimum Equipment Standards
USLA DVD Training Videos