Upon request of an ILS Full Member Organisation/Federation, the ILS delivers International Certificates for the accredited courses that are listed on the Equivalency Tables.
How do you qualify?
As a lifesaver or lifeguard, you must be a member of an National ILS Member Organisation/Federation which has been approved as meeting ILS Training Competencies.
To see which ILS member Organisation/Federations allow lifesavers/lifeguards to earn ILS Certificates, please check the Equivalency Tables page.
You must have successfully completed an approved course in order to be certified.
How do you apply?
- Please contact the national ILS Member Federation where you followed your training and ask for the ILS Certificate Request Form.
- Fill in the request form completely and add a good passport size picture.
- Mail it to your Federation together with the requested fee.
- Your Federation will forward the application to the ILS Headquarters.
- The ILS Headquarters will process the request and mail the Certificate back to your Federation.
- The certificate is then sent to you by your Federation.
Only accredited and approved National Certificates can be converted to ILS International Certificates. All accredited national certifications are listed on the Equivalency Tables. Only for these certifications, ILS can deliver International Certificates. ILS never delivers International Certificates to individual requests, only to its Member Organisations/Federations.
The ILS certificates do not represent a license that guarantees employment, but they do confirm that the holder of the certificate has successfully completed a course of training which meets minimum internationally recognised competencies developed by the ILS.
What are the ILS Educational Standards for the various qualifications??
- ILS Overview Certificates (Appendix 3)
- ILS Junior Lifesaver (Appendix 6)
- ILS Lifesaver (Appendix 7)
- ILS Lifeguard Pool (Appendix 8)
- ILS Lifeguard Inland Open Water (Appendix 9)
- ILS Lifeguard Beach (Appendix 10)
- ILS Instructor Junior Lifesaver (Appendix 11)
- ILS Instructor Lifesaver (Appendix 12)
- ILS Instructor Pool Lifeguard (Appendix 13)
- ILS Instructor Inland Open Water Lifeguard (Appendix 14)
- ILS Instructor Surf Lifeguard (Appendix 15)
- ILS Overview Rescue Diver’s Certification (Appendix 16)
- ILS Open Water Diver (Appendix 17)
- ILS Rescue Diver (Appendix 18)
- ILS Rescue Dive Master (Appendix 19)
- ILS Instructor 1 Rescue Dive (Appendix 20)
- ILS Instructor 2 Rescue Dive (Appendix 21)
- ILS Instructor 3 Rescue Dive (Appendix 22)
- ILS Rescue Boat Crew (Appendix 23)
- ILS Rescue Boat Driver (Appendix 24)
- ILS Jet Ski Operator (Appendix 25)
- ILS AED Certificates (Appendix 26)
- ILS Instructor AED (Appendix 27)
- ILS K9 Certificate (Appendix 28)
- ILS K9 Instructor (Appendix 29)
What comes with an ILS International Certificate?
- A coloured presentation certificate, with individual certificate number.
Example of Certificate (Appendix 1)
- An identity card, with photo and number.
Example of ID card (Appendix 2)
- An appropriate coloured badge (embroidered cotton).
- An appropriate coloured pin.