Equivalency Tables

National Certificates from courses that have been approved by ILS to comply with the ILS educational standards can be converted to ILS International Certificates.

All convertible national qualifications/certificates are shown on the National Lifesaving Organisation’s equivalency table.

If your National Lifesaving organisation is not listed here or your national certificate is not mentioned on the equivalency table, it cannot be converted to an ILS International Certificate.

Contact your National Lifesaving Organisation to apply for an ILS International Certificate. ILS does not handle individual applications.

The tables are solely to be interpreted in one direction, from national certificate to ILS certificate.


Albania

Algeria

Argentina

Australia

Belgium

More information on the RedFed Website and the LFBS Website.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

More information on the SOBRASA website.

Bulgaria

Canada

More information on the Lifesaving Society Canada Website

Chinese Taipei

Croatia

Cyprus

Denmark

Djibouti

Egypt

El Salvador

Finland

Germany

Information on the DLRG Website

Ghana

Great Britain

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Kenya

Korea (South)

Malaysia

Mauritania

Mauritius

Montenegro

Morocco

The Netherlands

Niger

Norway

Peru

Poland

Qatar

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Switzerland

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates

Uganda

United Kingdom

Uruguay

Venezuela

Your organisation is not mentioned?

If your organisation is not mentioned and/or your award isn’t mentioned, this means there is no ILS International Equivalency.

ILS Full Member Organisations which currently are NOT participating in the ILS Equivalency Programme:

Our Full Member Organisations in Bahrain, Bangladesh, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Estonia, Fiji, France, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mali, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Senegal, Slovakia, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, USA.

Please contact the relevant organisation for more information on the international validity of their national awards.