Lifeguard Instructor

Looking for your next Lifeguard challenge? Help create safer communities and step into an exciting new career as an SSI Lifeguard Instructor! As an SSI Lifeguard Instructor, you will train the next generation of professional Lifeguards and help save lives. Learn how to be an SSI Lifeguard Instructor today!

Facts and Training Standards

Support your Resort Pool owner, waterpark or the local government by training the next generation of professional Lifeguards. If you are interested in being a Lifeguard trainer and becoming an ambassador of this world, the SSI Lifeguard Instructor course is waiting for you! Upon completion, you will be able to certify Lifeguards for the required environments they work in.

Minimum Age for Participation 18
Available as Junior Program No
Minimum Age (Junior Program) Not applicable / mandatory
Certification Prerequisites Not applicable / mandatory
Amount of Academic Sessions 4
Amount of Pool/Confined Water Sessions 5
Amount of Open Water Dives Not applicable / mandatory
Maximum Training Depth Not applicable / mandatory
Suggested Duration of the Training Program 40-56 h



How far do you want to go?

With our flexible professional Lifeguard Instructor courses, you can choose an SSI Lifeguard Instructor certification to meet your personal ambitions! Become an SSI Lifeguard Instructor Level 1 and you can teach Water Safety attendant and Pool Lifeguard for pools and waterparks. Ready to take your training further? As an SSI Lifeguard Instructor Level 2, you can be a Lifeguard trainer for more challenging environments, including lakes and rivers as an Inland Open Water Lifeguard or the sea as a Beach Lifeguard.

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Be a Professional Lifeguard

Established in 1970, SSI has over 5 decades of experience providing the ultimate training experience for millions of people to become certified scuba divers, freedivers, technical divers, lifeguards and more. Today, SSI represents more than 3,300 training centers and resorts in more than 130 countries, with over 50,000 affiliated SSI Professionals and growing every day. We are proud to provide Lifeguards with different levels of in-depth and flexible training that meet their ambitions and goals. We play an active role in setting industry minimum training standards and are committed to ensuring you get the best Lifeguard Instructor training possible.

Our learning materials are available online and in more than 30 languages, meaning you can start now and learn at your own pace. With our in-depth and personalized Lifeguard Instructor courses, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to continue your professional lifeguard career. Train amazing Lifeguards and make a real difference to this world. Get started with SSI today!