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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
More information on the SOBRASA website.
More information on the Lifesaving Society Canada Website
United Arab Emirates
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.