Become a Lifeguard Instructor with SSI
Support your resort pool owner, waterpark or the local government by training 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.
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!
Digital Learning & Academics
SSI has mastered the use of digital technology to make your learning experience easy.
You can start by studying the academics anytime, anywhere at your own convenience and your selected Training Center will schedule your review and in-water training sessions.
During the pool/confined water training, your SSI Instructor will teach you all the necessary skills in a controlled environment until you are comfortable and ready to go to the open water. During the open water training dives, you will apply your knowledge and repeat the skills in a real-world environment under the supervision of your Instructor.
Once you have completed all required training sessions, final exam and open water training dives, your SSI Training Center will issue your digital certification card which will show up instantly on your MySSI App.
We congratulate you on your accomplishment and welcome you to SSI’s global diving community.
Facts and Training Standards
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Register free and start training right away!
To get started, simply create a free user profile at www.divessi.com/register or directly through the MySSI App and you will get immediate access to SSI’s free trial programs. During registration you will need to select an SSI Training Center to affiliate with to guide you through the training process. Just check the Center Locator for your Center of choice, their upcoming training schedule, travel, and social events, and much more.
Simply download the MySSI App from your preferred app store, set up your profile, and discover the world of diving with the following benefits:
Start teaching to further your career
Start teaching Lifeguard courses on various levels to collect valuable teaching experience and generate more income as an SSI Professional! But remember, learning never stops, so continue your career by qualifying for more Swim, Snorkel or even Freediving programs. Additional qualifications will provide you with more diversity and flexibility, whilst opening up new income options. Becoming a Lifeguard Instructor is just the beginning of an exciting career pathway.
Swim Teacher Adult
Do you want to inspire lifetime swimmers? Make a career out of swimming? Become a professional swimming teacher with SSI! Learn to teach babies, children or adults to swim, plus beginners up to competitive swimmers. Make a difference! Start today!
Basic Freediving Instructor
Active SSI scuba professionals can easily start a new career in freediving with the Basic Freediving Instructor course. Help water enthusiasts learn to freedive and show them how to set a free dive record of their own with this entry-level program.
Freediving Instructor Level I
Become an SSI Freediving Instructor Level 1 and take the first step of a career training freedivers. Create lifelong water enthusiasts and introduce them to the world of breath-hold training in a fun, safe environment with the SSI educational system.