Lifeguards

New Louisville Metro Code of Ordinance 115.221 for Lifeguards

Individuals seeking to become a lifeguard or pool attendant in Jefferson County can now be tested and certified online. The approved Statecert Exam satisfies requirements of both Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness and Board of Health regulatory requirements.

The cost of the online testing is $40.00. Certifications can be downloaded and saved immediately upon successful completion of the course. For online testing, please visit: ky-louisville-2.statecert.com

If individuals are unable to complete online testing and certification, in-person testing is still available but at a reduced capacity to ensure public health and safety during COVID19. To schedule an appointment to take the test please call (502) 574-6650.

 

Online Certification Information for Lifeguards and Pool Attendants

Individuals seeking to become a lifeguard or pool attendant in Jefferson County can now be tested and certified online. The approved Statecert Exam satisfies requirements of both Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness and Board of Health regulatory requirements.

The cost of the online testing is $40.00. Certifications can be downloaded and saved immediately upon successful completion of the course.  For online testing, please visit: https://ky-louisville-2.statecert.com

In-person Certification Information for Lifeguards and Pool Attendants

If individuals are unable to complete online testing and certification, in-person testing is still available but at a reduced capacity to ensure public health and safety during COVID19. To schedule an appointment to take the test please call (502) 574-6650. Due to Covid-19 the Department of Public Health & Wellness will be open for lifeguard testing at a reduced compacity, adhering to recommended guidelines of the CDC and the Governor’s office.

Lifeguards and Qualified Attendants must call (502) 574-6650 to get an appointment to take the in-person test.

What to bring with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Lifeguard card
  • CPR certification card
  • First Aid certification card

 

You will be asked to reschedule your appointment if you cannot provide documentation of training at the time of the appointment to take the test.

Requirements for COVID-19 Safety for in-person testing:

  • Individuals must wear a face covering/mask
  • Individuals will be asked a series of questions regarding COVID-19 symptom questions, including if they have a fever or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19

 

Skills Requirements and Fees to Become a lifeguard

To become a lifeguard, a person needs to undergo an intense period of lifeguard training to ensure the safety of all those they are entrusted to protect. Click on the links below to learn more information of the skills and requirements needed to be a lifeguard. 

$25.00 per certification 

 

Location for written test and certification: Louisville Metro Public Health & Wellness 400 E. Gray St., Louisville, KY 40202

  • Written exams are currently given at 400 E. Gray St.; Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • You must bring with you:
      • Last 4 digits of your social security number
      • Proof of identification and age: driver's license or personal picture ID with birth date
      • Original certification card/cards for Lifeguarding, 1st Aid and CPR signed by your instructor. If you do not have your original cards with the instructor’s signature bring a print out of your cards from the website of the organization that you obtained the training. We will not accept views of your certification cards from your cellphone (you will be turned away if you do not have the cards).
      • $25.00 for certification: cash is preferred but will accept check, credit: VISA, MasterCard, Discover
      • Change for parking meters on Gray St., change and/or credit card for meters on Jackson St. and Preston St. (DO NOT PARK IN LOT - Health Department parking lot is for Health Department employees only)

 

  • Lifeguard/Qualified Attendant Water Skills Testing:
    • Water swim test/lecture
    • At a local swimming pool reserved by the division for this course
    • You must register for this course: 502-574-6650
    • Come prepared to enter the pool water. Swim attire is required.

 

Requirements When No Lifeguard is on Duty
  • POOL CLOSED, NO SWIMMING, NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY: PERSONS FOUND IN VIOLATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF UP TO $100.00
  • WARNING, NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY, NO ONE MAY BE ALONE AND NO MORE THAN 5 PERSONS MAY BE IN THE POOL AT ANY TIME.  PERSONS UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT: PERSONS FOUND IN VIOLATION SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE UP TO $100.00
Information related to pools reopening during COVID19

https://louisvilleky.gov/government/health-wellness/swimming-pools

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