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Upon completion of this course participants will earn the National Lifeguard Service (NLS) and Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) certificates.

  • NLS is the industry standard for professional lifeguards in Canada.
  • AEC covers first aid, CPR and skills specific to emergencies in an aquatic setting.

The NLS and ACE certificates are recommended for lifeguards, aquatic instructors, lifesavers and other individuals who may need to respond to a first aid emergency in an aquatic setting.

NLS/AEC Course (Combined)

This Advanced course is subject to additional fees for Exams and Materials. This Lifesaving Society course offers both NL & AEC as a combination class. NL is a recognized as the standard measurement of lifeguard performance in Canada. NL is designed to develop an understanding of lifeguard principles, good judgment and a mature responsible attitude towards the role of a lifeguard. AEC is designed to provide first aid skills, knowledge, judgment and confidence to provide medical assistance to anyone in need. The extra fee's includes all materials, registration fee and exam fee which cannot be removed as these are mandatory for completion of the course. Prerequisites: 16 years of age and a Bronze Cross Award.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16 and up Dec 27 - Jan 5 8:00am - 4:00pm Clareview Community Recreation Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
616161
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Oct 14 - Nov 25 9:00am - 5:00pm Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
612514
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Dec 30 - Jan 6 9:00am - 5:00pm Confederation Leisure Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
617579
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Aug 15 - Aug 24 8:00am - 4:00pm Eastglen Leisure Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
612861
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Sep 9 - Oct 21 8:00am - 4:00pm Eastglen Leisure Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
612591
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Jul 11 - Jul 20 10:00am - 2:00pm O'Leary Leisure Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
617626
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Aug 11 - Aug 26 9:00am - 12:30pm O'Leary Leisure Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
617624
Instructor: introduced in class
16-99 Jul 11 - Jul 18 8:30am - 4:30pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
617947
Instructor: introduced in class
16-99 Oct 25 - Dec 13 4:00pm - 10:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre Member
$334.25
Non-Member
$371.40
617948
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
NLS/AEC Recert (Combined)

This Advanced recert is subject to additional fees for Exams and Materials. The NLS/AEC and CPR 'C' awards are current for a period of two years from the date of exam. This exam retests all the items required as well as providing any updated information. Successful completion of this exam will extend the award for another two years. The extra fee includes the exam fee which cannot be removed as it is mandatory for completion of the recert. Bring proof of award and a bathing suit.

Course prices may vary due to varying course lengths, number of sessions, option to purchase materials, etc.

Click register to check availability and to register, or call 311.

Ages Date Time Location Fees Course Code
16 and up Nov 15 - Nov 15 9:00am - 3:00pm Clareview Arena Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617965
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Dec 20 - Dec 20 9:00am - 3:00pm Clareview Arena Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617966
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Oct 13 - Oct 13 11:00am - 5:00pm Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
612466
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Dec 9 - Dec 9 9:00am - 3:00pm Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
612467
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Aug 18 - Aug 18 9:00am - 3:00pm Confederation Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617634
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Sep 29 - Sep 29 9:00am - 3:00pm Confederation Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617635
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Oct 19 - Oct 19 4:00pm - 10:00pm Eastglen Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617964
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Jul 15 - Jul 15 9:00am - 3:00pm Grand Trunk Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617616
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Sep 15 - Sep 15 3:00pm - 9:00pm Grand Trunk Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617617
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Oct 27 - Oct 27 3:00pm - 9:00pm Grand Trunk Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617618
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16-99 Dec 2 - Dec 2 9:00am - 3:00pm Grand Trunk Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
618075
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Aug 12 - Aug 12 8:00am - Noon Londonderry Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
618074
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Sep 8 - Sep 8 9:00am - 3:00pm Mill Woods Rec Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617682
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16-99 Jul 6 - Jul 6 9:00am - 2:00pm O'Leary Leisure Centre General
$30.35
General
$33.70
641514
Instructor: introduced in class
16 and up Nov 24 - Nov 24 9:00am - 1:30pm O'Leary Leisure Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
617692
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class
16-99 Nov 22 - Nov 22 10:00am - 4:00pm Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre Member
$30.35
Non-Member
$33.70
618024
Available Jul-18-2018
Instructor: introduced in class

Prerequisite

16 years or older and Bronze Cross

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