2024 Guard Houston Course Registration

Training classes and certifications
Lifeguard training and certification is required for all new and returning guards

Use this page to register for a training and certification class, which may be a pre-requisite to beginning work. Know your status. For additional study material, see the Red Cross mobile application library.

Information on Our Certification Programs

Lifeguard Training ($225, 3 day class)

  • This course focuses on team communication, situational awareness training, rescue techniques, working with the public, and basic facility cleanliness and maintenance
  • You'll be subjected to a physical test for these qualities: swimming strength, brick retreival from the dive-well, distance and endurance, and hands-on rescue ability
  • Upon successful completion of the physical evaluation, CPR and First Aid training, and passing a written examination, you'll be issued the relevant certifications
  • This class is $225 for non-employees

Recertify for Returning Guards ($125, 1 day)

  • This'll be a single-day re-evaluation of your capacity to function as a lifeguard.
    Passing this course updates each of your relevant certifications to this year
  • If you're interested in taking on more responsibility, check out these job postings:
    Apply for: Head Lifeguard, Lifeguard Supervisor
  • Returning guards, please let us know you intend on coming back by contacting us at jobs@aquaticadvisors.net, or via phone at 713-609-9489

Cardio Pulminary Rescusitation ($65, 1 day)

Water Safety Instructor ($250, 1 day)

  • Water Safety Instructors are trained to be proficient, comfortable and reliable in an aquatics environment. WSI training and this credential are a valuable asset for trainers
  • Sea Animals instructors, coaches and other professionals benefit their careers by seeking this knowledge and the certification paper offers a level of credibility
  • We value our skilled SSA instructors, and opportunities are available to prospective youth educators. Apply for a Swimming Sea Animals instructor position

Swim Coach Safety Training ($143, 1 day)

  • Swim Coaching requires full aquatic activity confidence and supreme attention skills in order to provide a comfortable and safe environment for swimmers
  • The class covers how to maintain a safe environment with accident prevention lessons, and how to properly respond if an emergency occurs
  • Participants take part of the class online, and go through a pool evaluation session to complete the certification. See our post on Swim Coach Safety Training for details

Register for a 2024 Guard Houston Education Course

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