Lifeguarding Instructor Update

This page is designed to help current Red Cross instructors update to the new 2012 program. To get access to all Lifeguarding program materials, including videos and other materials, log into Instructor's Corner.

Instructor Update Process

  • Step 1: Read and print out Instructions for Completing the Instructor Update.

  • Step 2: Review all the required materials on the right.

  • Step 3: Go to the American Red Cross Learning Center and register for the Instructor Update. You will not be charged for the update, the cost is $0.00. If you do not know your Learning Center username follow the instructions on the Learning Center website. If you are unable to retrieve your username and password, please call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) for assistance.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Instructor Update may take about 2 hours to complete. Once you begin answering the assessment questions at the end of the update, you must complete all five questions. If you stop before answering all the questions, you will have to begin the update process again.

course materials

Required Materials to Update

Access Digital Materials  

Lifeguarding Manual
Lifeguarding Instructor's Manual

Purchase Print Materials  

Purchase Lifeguarding Instructor and Participant Manuals