The National Lifeguard Instructor course provides candidates
with an understanding of the principles and practices on which the
NLS program is based. The course explores teaching approaches and
techniques appropriate for NLS candidates.
After successful completion of the course, National Lifeguard
Instructors are certified to teach the National Lifeguard
National Lifeguard (any option) and
Instructor and Advanced Instructor certifications (need not be
Evaluation & certification: NLS Instructor
Trainers teach, evaluate and certify NLS Instructors. The
Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24
months from the certification date.
Course length: Minimum 12-16 hr. classroom and
Reference materials required: Alert:
lifeguarding in action, National Lifeguard Award
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving
Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of
running the course.
Recertification: Instructors remain current by
recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date.
Recertification is through the Society's professional development