Surf Rescue Training Providers

A Surf Rescue certificate is required for all ASI Instructors: instructing in surf.

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 Water Safety Award     | Training Organisation:  ASI 


OSSCA (Ocean Safety Surf Coach Award)  | Training Organisation:  APOLA 
Lifeguard Course  | Training Organisation:  Wollongong First Aid   (NSW)

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


Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion  | Training Organisation:  Balawista Badung (Bali Surf Lifesaving)  E:


Brevet National De Securitie Et De Sauvetage Aquatique   | Training Organisation:  Federation Francaise de Sauvetage et de Secourisme


Bagnino di Salvataggio  Combined surf rescue/1st aid  | Training Organisation:   Società Nazionale di Salvamento


Combined surf rescue / first aid. Zambales Lifesaving Certificate    | Training Organisation:   Zambales Surf Lifesaving/ Philippines Coast Guard 
First Aid Standard & Basic Life Support    | Training Organisation:    Philippine National Red Cross


Cursos de Nadador Salvador (includes first aid)   | Training Organisation:   ISN    Marinha PT
Surf Water Safety Award     | Training Organisation:  ASI 


Beach Lifeguard Course     | Training Organisation:    Lifeguarding NL
Waterhulpverlening      | Training Organisation:    Reddingsbrigade Nederlands


Standard Water Safety Rescuer Certificate      | Training Organisation:   Red Cross Society ROC

United Kingdom

SLSGB Surf Coach Safety & Rescue  (includes first aid)   3 days    | SLSGB
Training Providers: 

National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)  5 days   |  RLSS 
Training Providers: 

United States

Lifeguard Training certificate     | Training Organisation:   American Red Cross
Open Water Lifeguard (1 Day Workshop) Certificate   | Training Organisation:  International Surf Lifesaving Association


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