Surf Rescue Training Providers

ASI Instructors are required to hold rescue qualifications. 

The certificate date must not be expired. Certificates that are more than 2 years old are not accepted (even if the expiry date is longer). (Australia. certificate cannot be more than 1 year old).

This page displays  some certificates approved by ASI, and some training organisations that deliver these certificates. Contact ASI if your certificate is not listed.

Surf Rescue

Required for all ASI Instructors: instructing in surf.


Name of Course

Training Provider

Australia OSSCA (Ocean Safety Surf Coach Award) APOLA   

Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
or Community Surf Lifesaving Certificate

Surf Lifesaving 
Surf Lifesaving Victoria
Surf Lifesaving WA
Surf Lifesaving SA

Australia-QLD Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion or Community Surf Lifesaving Certificate Steve Sharpe 
Ph: 07 5576 0513
Australia - Tas Aquatic Safety Training Program for a Dynamic Environment (Previously Community/Teachers Bronze) SLS Tasmania
Lifeguard Course Wollongong First Aid
Asia ASI SUP Instructor Water Safety Rescue Award ASI
Indonesia-Bali Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion Surf Lifesaving Kuta
France Brevet National De Securitie Et De Sauvetage Aquatique Federation Francaise de Sauvetage et de Secourisme
Italy Bagnino di Salvataggio
Combined surf rescue/1st aid
Società Nazionale di Salvamento
Phillipines Combined surf rescue / first aid. Zambales Lifesaving Certificate  Zambales Surf Lifesaving/ Philippines Coast Guard 
Phillipines First Aid Standard & Basic Life Support Philippine National Red Cross
Portugal Cursos de Nadador Salvador (includes first aid) ISN    Marinha PT
Netherlands Beach Lifeguard Course Lifeguarding NL
Netherlands  Waterhulpverlening Reddingsbrigade Nederlands
Taiwan Standard Water Safety Rescuer Certificate Red Cross Society ROC
UK National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)  (includes first aid) RLSS
UK SLSGB - Surf Lifesaving GB Surf Coach Lifesaver Award  (includes first aid) H2O Trainining
UK-England-Cornwall SLSGB - Surf Lifesaving GB Surf Coach Lifesaver Award (includes first aid) Raven Surf School
UK-England-Cornwall RLSS - Royal Life Saving Society Beach Lifeguard Lifeguard International. 
UK-England-Devon SLSGB - Surf Lifesaving GB Beach Lifeguard Certificate (includes first aid) Discovery Surf School
UK-Nth Ireland RLSS Beach Lifeguard (NVBLQ) Sub6life 
USA ASI SUP Instructor Water Safety Award ASI
USA Lifeguard Training certificate American Red Cross
USA Lifeguard Training (with first aid)) certificate American Red Cross
USA Open Water Lifeguard (1 Day Workshop) Certificate International Surf Lifesaving Association
USA Basic Open Water Lifeguard Certificate International Surf Lifesaving Association 
USA Advanced Open Water Certificate (with First Aid). International Surf Lifesaving Association
USA-Texas Lifeguarding or Open Water Lifeguarding (Red Cross) The Expedition School




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