2010-05-20 / About Town

DEM to administer lifeguard certification

The Dept. of Environmental Management’s Division of Parks and Recreation will administer conditional non-surf and surf lifeguard certification tests on Wednesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 27, and again next month.

All lifeguard positions require certification and special training in first aid, CPR and lifeguard training. Non-surf tests will be given from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 26, June 16 and June 30 at the Prosser Grove Picnic Area at Burlingame State Park in Charlestown.

Surf tests will be given from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 27 and on June 16 at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett.

There is a $10 fee for the state certification card, which must be paid prior to the card being issued.

To qualify for testing, all candidates must have successfully completed courses and hold valid cards in lifeguard training, first aid and CPR that includes infant, child and adult. Candidates must also be at least 16 years of age and must present a photo I.D. with verification of date of birth. Candidates under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign the waiver/application form.

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