The skills taught in our national program reflects ECC science and findings from the United States Lifeguard Standards Coalition Report. With our training program, you will not have to wait for a group class. Our training programs can be taken anywhere, and are utilized by individuals, schools, universities and community pools both here in the United States and abroad. The American Lifeguard Association is one of only a few national certifying agencies for lifeguards. The U.S. Department of Labor has determined that the American Lifeguard Association offers lifeguard certification programs similar to those provided by the American Red Cross.