Free Lifeguard Training


DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) provides free lifeguard training certification courses in preparation for summer 2020. The agency employs the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) to train and certify lifeguards to work both indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities. Lifeguard candidates must successfully pass written and practical tests. ILTP Course Completion Certificate can be used to gain employment at any aquatic facility in the world. DPR offers these courses at various aquatic centers through July 2020, waiving all fees. Starting July 1, 2020, the courses will be available for a nominal fee. Applicants can register now at