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Lifeguard Review Course

Lifeguard Certification Extension

The Department of Health has issued a variance applicable to First Aid, CPR, and Aquatics certifications that expire between January 1, 2020 and September 22, 2020. This allows previously certified individuals (from last year only) an extension and exemption from the typical regulations imposed by Subdivision (l) of section 6-1.2, section 6-1.31, section 6-2.20, subdivision (e) of section 6-3.2, subdivisions (m) and (n) of section 7-2.2, subdivisions (f) and (g) of 7-2.5, and subdivision (a) of section 7-2.11 of title 10 NYCRR.

The DOH COVID-19 lifeguard certification sheet must be completed and maintained on site for all persons providing supervision or first aid/CPR support that have certification credentials that expire(d) between January 1, 2020 and September 22, 2020. Certifications that are expired but are further out of date than this are not acceptable and do not meet the intent of this variance.

View the 2020 fact sheet for acceptable certifications.

We have no guidance at this time when or if Children’s Camps or Swimming Pools will be permitted to open. These checklists are simply provided as a reference material intended to expedite the process if re-opening occurs later this summer.

If you have questions, please contact this office or your inspector.

Geneva District Office
New York State Department of Health
624 Pre-Emption Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 789-3030
Fax: (315) 781-0831

Lifeguard Review Course

All lifeguards need to take a review course every two years.

Shaker High School will be offering the course on May 16, 2020 from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. The course fee will be $100 and you must pre-register for the course by May 13. There will be a cut off of 30 participants, so register ASAP. Make checks payable to the Shaker High School. Download the lifeguard review course registration form.

Certification Requirements

  • Pass 2 written tests with a minimum grade of 80% or better.
  • Successfully complete four final skill scenarios
  • Successfully perform all critical skills

You must show that you are currently certified in Lifeguarding/CPR/FA/AED. If not, you will have to sign up for a full lifeguarding course. Bring proof of your certification, book and mask to the review course. As of February 2017, the course has been updated. Please go to and look at the changes. Please note: there are several major changes. Study your CPR/AED/First Aid material as well. The current book has review pages.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kippen or email at

CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED/FA Challenge Course

If you are a lifeguard and want to keep your certification current, you must update your CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED/First Aid card every year. Even though it says it is good for two years, NYS requires a yearly update.

The course will be offered on Wednesday, June 3 from 2:30–4:30 p.m. in H 3 & 4 gym.

A CPR challenge course registration form must be completed by Wednesday, May 27. You must pre-register. We will not accept registration forms after this date due to new policies from the Red Cross.

The cost for CPR/AED is $70.

You will also need your own pocket mask. The test material is based upon the book issued 2017.  You can view the book and also purchase a mask online at the Red Cross Store. Many students are failing the written exam. Study! You need to score an 80 or better on the written exam.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kippen or email