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

We are currently not offering in-person testing. We have an online method for everyone. Please call 502-574-6650 for assistance.

 

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

For technical assistance with the Lifeguard test, please email your name and the details of the issue to: [email protected]. Providing a screenshot and detailed description of the issue will help IT assist you more efficiently.  

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. 

$40 fee for online certification 

 Online certification: https://ky-louisville-2.statecert.com

  • We are currently not offering in-person testing. We have an online method for everyone. Please call for assistance, 502-574-6650.
    • Lifeguard documents that you upload prior to testing.
    • 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. 
    • $40 for certification
       
  • 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 the course on our website under the tab "Water Skills Class Registration." 
    • 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
  • 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
Water Skills Class Registration

 

Lifeguard/Qualified Attendant Water Skills Testing:

  • Water swim test/lecture
  • At a local swimming pool reserved by the division for this course.
  • Come prepared to enter the pool water. Swim attire is required.
  • Lifeguards are eligible to take the online test after this class is complete.
  • Click here to sign up for the class.
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