DPR employs the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP) to train and certify lifeguards to work both indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities throughout the District. The ILTP is an objective driven program that produces lifeguards that perform at a higher level than those of other national/international training agencies. Lifeguard candidates must successfully pass written and practical (“hands-on”) tests. ILTP Course Completion Certificate can be used to gain employment at any aquatic facility in the world.
All candidates must pass the prerequisites screening on the first day of class which includes the following:
* 100 yard swim (continuous using an approach stroke, freestyle or breaststroke)
* Retrieve a 10 pound dive brick from the deepest part of the training facility
* Tread water without the use of your hands for 1 minute
* Exit the pool unassisted and without the use of steps or a ladder
DPR offers ILTP courses between November and July at multiple facilities across the District. Candidates must successfully pass the written exam with a minimum score of 80%, demonstrate skill competency to the instructor during practical scenarios, attend all scheduled class sessions and maintain a professional attitude at all times.
DC Residents – FREE – NOW until JUNE 2020
Starting in June 2020, the courses will be available for a nominal fee.
For additional information on the International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP), visit www.jellis.com.