2019 Lifeguard Instructor Course


This intensive 10 day course (spread out over 5 weeks) for Lifeguard Instructor candidates is by advanced registration only.

REGISTER for the course with the NJPMA by completing the attached form. The form and course tuition ($275.00 for members and $325.00 for non–members) must be received by Al Taliaferro on or before 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 15th, 2019. Any registration after May 15th will be subject to a $25.00 late fee. Tuition includes all materials. You can check if your facility is a member by checking the www.njpma.org website.

PREREQUISITES:  Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as of June 19th, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS CAN BE MADE. Candidates must possess a current American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguarding / First Aid / CPR / AED (or equivalent; see page 2), strong swimming skills, and pass a pre-course swimming test on May 22nd. Proof of age must be presented at this screening session. A current driver’s license is acceptable proof. Photocopies of Birth Certificates must have a raised seal for acceptance as proof of age. Once the course tuition is received, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the required online Introduction to the Lifeguarding Instructor course, which includes a Lifeguarding knowledge test.

SCREENING INFORMATION: The Precourse Session (screening test) on May 21st will check for mastery of First Aid, CPR, swimming and Lifeguarding skills. Refunds (less NJPMA administrative and materials costs of $75.00) will be mailed only to those candidates who do not pass the screening test. There will be NO REFUNDS for candidates who drop out once the actual course begins.


Orientation to WSI & LGI;

May 20th, 2018, Monday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

(Note this date; this is run in conjunction with the WSI course) at Teaneck Swim Club, 700 Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ 07666

LGI Course     

May 21st & May 22nd , 2018, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
May 28th & May 30th, 2019, TUESDAY & THURSDAY, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
June 13th & June 14th, 2019, THURSDAY & FRIDAY, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
June 17th & June 18th & June 19th, 2019, MONDAY & TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY , 6:00pm – 9:00pm

ALL classes will meet at Teaneck Swim Club, 700 Pomander Walk, Teaneck, NJ unless told other wise



Candidates are expected to attend ALL the sessions listed above. Students missing a single session will be required to attend a make- up session. Students missing TWO sessions will NOT be certified under any circumstance. If you think you will miss two or more sessions, do not register for this program. Attendance will be taken daily. Class sessions will be held rain or shine, or will be postponed only at the facility. Please keep this portion of the form for your personal reference. Checks should be made payable to “New Jersey Pool Managers Association.

2019 Lifeguard Instructor Registration form