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Eligibility for Lifeguard Instructor Class:

These classes will be the newest revision (r.12) of the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Program. Some of the changes for the (r.12) program include:

  • The LGI class is now a 3 day class and does not include re-certification in the basic level certificates.
  • All candidates must arrive at class having current basic level certificates in the 2017 Lifeguard Training program. This includes Lifeguard Training/FA and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider (r.17). If you do not have these current certificates, please register for the LG Review or full Lifeguard Training. These classes will certify your basic level certificates. These classes are listed on the registration website. If you are not working for GHPM, you can have your employer re-certify you before coming to your LGI class. Everyone must bring a copy of current certificates (r.17) to class.
  • Red Cross has an on-line component of the class that will need to be completed before the LGI class begins. Once registration is completed you will get instructions via email on how to complete this pre-course training. You will need to pay an online fee of $37.00 to complete this component.

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor (LGI) class allows you to teach various courses such as:

  • Lifeguard Training/FA
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Health Care Provider
  • Lifeguard Management
  • Blood-borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Junior Lifeguarding
  • Basic Water Rescue
  • Lay Responder FA/CPR/AED (with self study)

Candidates will be asked to complete four practice teaching assignments, using Instructor materials.

Come to class prepared each day and actively participate in all sessions.


  • 17 yrs of age on or before the last scheduled day of class.
  • Bring a copy of your current (r.17) Lifeguard/FA and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer/Healthcare Provider certificates.
  • Successfully complete the on-line pre-course session (about 2 hours)before the first day of LGI class and bring your completion certificate from that training (can be printed out). This on-line portion includes an orientation to the Red Cross, orientation to LGI and Pre-course basic level exam.
  • Successfully complete the pre-course skills scenarios on the first day

Skill scenarios include:

  • Primary Assessment and CPR (all ages)
  • Entries and In-line stabilization techniques
  • Active Victim Rescues
  • Extracation and CPR


  • American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructor Manual (r.12)
  • American Red Cross Blood-borne Pathogens Instructor Manual
  • American Red Cross certification for Lifeguard Instructor (if individual passes all ARC requirements)


  • Breaks: There will be small 5 to 10 minute breaks throughout the classes.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS: See the confirmation letter for details. Each student needs to bring:

  • Proof of age-17 on or before the last day of class
  • On-line pre-course completion certificate
  • Copy of current (r.12) LG/FA/CPR/AED certificates
  • One piece bathing suit
  • 2017 basic level LG Training book (can purchase at class $20)
  • Pocket mask (can purchase at class $10)
  • Towels
  • Change of clothes
  • Pen and paper to take notes

FEES:  If you have applied and attended the orientation with GHPMI for the 2019 season, you may pay the employee fee.  All others must pay the non-employee fee.

REGISTRATION STEPS: To view the classes and register online click on the link at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

GHPM EMPLOYEES:  If you have never purchased anything through our online store, follow directions on home page to create an account.  If you set up your account last year-use your log in and password from last year.

To complete the registration process, you must enter credit card (visa, master card or discover) information and you will be emailed a registration receipt and confirmation letter. There is a $2.00 convenience fee on all credit card transactions.

Credit card payment will ensure your spot in the class, but if you want to pay by check or payment plan please email

To pay by check- Do not continue the registration process through the website. Use the email above to request the registration form. We will email a registration form designed for check payments. You can always come by the GHPMI office in Stafford to register and pay (check, money order, cash) for any class.

NON-GHPM EMPLOYEES*:  After clicking on the link at the bottome of the page, follow directions on website to create an account. To complete the registration process, you must enter credit card (visa, master card or discover) information and you will be emailed a registration receipt and confirmation letter.  Non-Employees are required to pay by credit card. There is a $2.00 convenience fee on all credit card transactions.

*If a non-employee pays the employee rate they will not be issued their certificate until the non-employee rate is paid in full.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: Cancellations with a refund request, made in writing (email) at least one (1) week before the first day of class will receive a refund less 25% administrative fee. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to

Participants who are not able to pass the prerequisites of a class and then request a refund will be refunded only 75% of the original amount paid; an administrative fee of 25% will be deducted from the refund. These students can practice and return to another class at no charge.

Credit card payments will be credited back to the same card. Credit card refunds will take approximately two (2) weeks to process. Cash, money order and check payments will be refunded by check, and will take approximately four (4) weeks to process.  No cash refunds will be issued.

Refunds will not be given if the class starts and you do not show up.

There will be no refund for any other circumstance. This includes not passing the final written test, skill scenarios or being asked to leave the class due to distracting behavior.

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER CLASS: To transfer (72 hours prior to the original scheduled class) to another class date the request must be in writing, email  Transfer requests may not always be granted depending on the size of the classes. Classes fill on a first come first serve basis.

Click here for the Registration website.