All courses take place at the following locations.

Boys and Girls Club of Northern Rhode Island, Cumberland-Lincoln Branch, 

1 James J McKee Way

Cumberland, RI 02864

North Providence Pool and Fitness Center/Library

1810 Mineral Spring Ave.

North Providence, RI 02904

Email with questions

All of the courses are administered by Jonathan Murray, a certified Red Cross Instructor. Certification validity varies between certifications, but recertification can be completed until 30 days past the expiration date on the individuals certificate.

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Prerequisite Swim Test

REQUIRED TO COMPLETE BEFORE THE COURSE CAN BE TAKEN. Minimum age: 15 years; Swim 300 yards continuously using front crawl stroke and/or breaststroke; Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs; Complete a timed event within 1 minute, 40 seconds by starting in the water, swimming 20 yards, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point, exit the water without using steps or a ladder. VIDEO BELOW.  

This must be completed before the course can be taken. This will be taken at the beginning of the first day of the course. Must be taken at the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln. Contact the instructor prior to taking the prerequisite test. 

Recertification participants do not have to take prerequisites until 12pm the day of the course.

New Certification

February Course

Dates: February 15th-18th

Times: 12pm to 7pm each day

Price: $275 CASH ONLY

Location: Boys and Girls Club or Northern RI, Cumberland-Lincoln Branch

April Course

Dates: April 16-19th

Times: 12pm to 7pm each day

Price: $275 CASH ONLY


June Class

Dates: June 25th-28th

Times: 12pm to 7pm each day

Price:$275 CASH ONLY



Instructor Review Course

This session is required for current American Red Cross Lifeguarding Instructors & Lifeguarding Instructor/Instructor Trainers, prior to recertification. Designed to give Instructors/ITs the opportunity to practice and polish skills with their peers, network with other instructors/ITs, review American Red Cross administrative policies & procedures, and participate in an optional “test out” session to gain basic-level certifications. 

 Price-  130.00 - Instructor Update 
              165.00 - Instructor Update with Recertification of base level certificates 

Dates- November 10th, 2019 and th, December 15th, 2019

Times- 9am - 4:30pm 

 To register, email:  Tyler Anderson, LGT Instructor-Trainer


Certifications received

Red Cross Certifications Received (New Cert)

  • Lifeguarding (Valid 2 years)
  • First Aid (Valid 2 years)
  • CPR for Professional Rescuers (Valid 2 years)
  • AED for Professional Rescuers (Valid 2 years)
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen (Valid 2 years) 
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training (Valid 1 year)
  • Epinephrine Auto Injector Training (Valid 2 years)
  • Asthma Inhaler Training (Valid 2 years)



Participants are required to bring a bathing suit, towel, and any provided materials, to  every class.

Recertification participants are required to bring a bathing suit, towel, and a copy of their current certification to the course. If you can bring a CPR mask it would be appreciated but not required. CPR masks can also be purchased for an additional $10.


Lifeguard Manual can be found here:

Prerequisite swim test

This is the test you must complete before being able to take the course.