FAQ’s

World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH)

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Please refer to this list as it will assist with most all questions and issues. If you still require assistance after reading through this list, please CONTACT OUR OFFICE

  • How do the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Lifeguarding Courses work? We have full in-person courses and blended format courses available. The blended format course will require successful completion of the Online Self-Paced Course which will then be followed by a Hands-On Skills Session with an Authorized Instructor/Training Center in your local area. The full in-person course does not have an Online Self-Paced Course component. However, this means that the time spent in the in-person hands-on skills session is significantly longer than the hands-on portion of the hybrid course option.
  • How do I find an Authorized Training Center near me? You can locate WASH Authorized Training Centers (ATC’s) HERE.
  • How long is my certification current? All provider-level and instructor-level certification issued by World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) are good for a period of one (1) year from the date of issue.
  • Does the Lifeguarding Certification Course include CPR/AED/First Aid? The American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic First Aid for Aquatics course will be taught during your scheduled hands-on class sessions. Upon successful completion, you will be issued a provider-level certificate from ASHI for Basic Life Support (BLS)/Basic First Aid which will remain current for one (1) year from the date of issue.
  • How old do I need to be to take the Lifeguarding Certification Course? All participants must be at least 15 years of age by the final day of the class.
  • Do I need to be a certified Lifeguard to become a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Lifeguarding Instructor? Yes, current provider-level lifeguard certification is a pre-requisite to enroll and become certified as a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Lifeguarding Instructor. We will accept a provider-level lifeguard certification from another nationally or internationally accredited certifying body.
  • What if I cannot locate an Authorized Training Center (ATC) and/or there are none in my area? Contact (admin@lifeguardcertifications.com)) the World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) corporate office and we can assist in scheduling a course for you.
  • Once I complete a lifeguard course, how is my certificate issued? You and your instructor will complete and sign the Course Record Request Form (CRRF) attesting to the fact that all knowledge and skills were taught, practiced, verified, and tested to the objective and that you met the standard(s) for each course objective on the day/date tested. This Course Record Request Form (CRRF) is then submitted to our corporate office by your instructor and/or the ATC and your certificate will be emailed ads a PDF file directly to you within three (3) business days of receiving the Course Record Request Form (CRRF).
  • What do I do if I do not receive my certification within three (3) business days of my course finishing? Email us: certifications@lifeguardcertifications.com or you may contact your instructor directly.
  • Does my World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) Lifeguarding certification guarantee that I will be hired as a lifeguard? No, we do and cannot guarantee hiring decisions by third-parties across tens of thousands of jurisdictions.
  • How do I verify a World Academy of Safety & Health (WASH) certification? You can utilize our Locate My Certification tool to verify any certificate issued by WASH. Simply enter the certificate number and, if it is currently valid, the certificate holder’s information will appear.
  • How do I become a WASH Lifeguard Instructor? If you are a Lifeguard Instructor currently authorized through another nationally recognized certifying body, you may be eligible for the Lifeguard Instructor Cross-Over course. You must register for the course HERE and submit a copy of your current Lifeguard Instructor certification/license/authorization HERE. If you are not a current a Lifeguard Instructor currently authorized through another nationally recognized certifying body, you must hold a current provider-level lifeguard certificate or obtain one (you can register for a course HERE) prior to being able to enroll in an Instructor-level course.
  • Where is the WASH Lifeguard certification accepted? You can access a complete list of authorizations HERE.