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Lifeguard Certification Course
CPR Training & First Aid for the Professional Rescuer

Interested in a great summer job?  Through online videos, group discussion and hands-on practice, you can learn teamwork, rescue and surveillance skills, First Aid and CPR/ AED and other skills needed to work as a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard.

American Red Cross Training Class includes CPR training for the professional rescuer and community first aid.  All of these are required for the lifeguard positions with various facilities in the community. 

Full Lifeguard Training Class*
Begins April 11, 2024

The course prerequisites skills test will be administered as the first thing in the class.  This is a blended learning course.  Participants must complete the online work prior to the start of the class.  Refer to Red Cross Lifeguard Training Courses and Prerequisites for more details.

Lifeguard Renewal Class
May 4, 2024

Certified Lifeguards are required to renew their certification every two years.

*Participants MUST attend ALL dates to be certified.  No refunds will be given for failure to complete prerequisites.  Completion of this course does not guarantee employment with the City of Porterville.

To register, please call the Red Cross instructor, Karen Thompson, at 559-310-4304.

Apply to be a Lifeguard!r_284

  • Applicant must be current Red Cross Certified Lifeguard or registered for an upcoming training/ renewal class.
  • Applications available through the City of Porterville, Human Resources Department.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Deadline to apply is March 31, 2024.

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