DC Offers Free Lifeguard Training for Residents

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Photo: Courtesy of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation

DC provides free lifeguard training certification courses in preparation for summer 2020. DPR offers these courses at various aquatic centers through July 2020, waiving all fees. Starting on July 1, the courses are available for a nominal fee. Applicants can register now at dpr.dc.gov. DPR 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.