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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.

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In Person

Register for programs in person at any City of Edmonton Attraction or Recreation Centre.

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311 Contact Centre

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In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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