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)
The Lifesaving Society only accepts Standard First Aid
- Lifesaving Society
- St. John Ambulance
- Canadian Ski Patrol
- Canadian Red Cross
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.