National Lifeguard certification is Canada's professional
lifeguard standard and is designed for lifesavers who wish to
obtain a responsible job and leadership experience. Successful
candidates are certified by the Lifesaving Society - Canada's
National Lifeguard - Surf certification is
designed to develop the lifeguarding skills, principles and
practices, and the decision-making processes that will assist the
lifeguard to provide effective safety supervision of surf beach
environments. It builds on the fundamental values, judgment,
knowledge, skills and fitness developed in the National Lifeguard
View test items: NL Surf At-a-glance
Prerequisites: National Lifeguard - Waterfront
Required reference material: Alert:
lifeguarding in action.
Instruction and certification: Current National
Lifeguard Instructors (who hold National Lifeguard Surf) teach and
evaluate most items, but only National Lifeguard Examiners (who
hold National Lifeguard Surf) may certify candidates. The
Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be "current" for 24
months from the certification date.
Candidate recognition: National Lifeguard
National Lifeguard Recertification: To remain
"current," National Lifeguards successfully complete a National
Lifeguard recertification exam. The only items evaluated on a
National Lifeguard recertification examination are marked with a
(†) symbol in the At-a-glance list of test items, on the test
sheets and in the National Lifeguard Award Guide.
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