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).

ASI accepts the ASI Surf Water Safety Rescue certificate and surf rescue certificates from lifesaving and professional lifeguard training organisations as listed on this page.  


ASI Surf Water Safety Rescue 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 Lifeguard  SLSGB

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

National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)    |  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


Disclaimer: ASI makes no representation about the accuracy or suitability of information provided in these third party contacts/linked websites. ASI accepts no liability, for loss or damage in whatever way, incurred by a person as a result of using or accessing information of these third parties for any reason whatsoever.