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he RDCK is committed to offering courses to support the continued growth and succession of lifeguards, swim instructors, fitness instructors and personal trainers in the region. A career in recreation provides valuable leadership, communication and teamwork skills.

Looking to become a lifeguard or fitness educator but not sure where to start? This is your one stop shop for information on how to become a lifeguard or fitness educator, subsidies available and class times.

Become a Lifeguard or Instructor

Interested in accessing subsidies for lifesaving courses? Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and National Lifeguarding courses are offered at no cost, until the end of 2024, to reduce the barrier of entry to become a lifeguard.

Fill out the application form or contact for more information.

Courses Available Date  Location Barcode
Bronze Medallion Nov 15-Dec 13 Creston 62351
National Lifeguard (Full Course) Dec 1-17 Castlegar 62310
National Lifegaurd Recertification  Dec 9-10 Nelson 61410

Check back as new courses will be continuously added.

Ready to apply? Click here to see open Lifeguard and Swim Instructor positions.

Become a Ftiness Educator


Interested in accessing subsidies to become a fitness educator? Subsidies are offered for the below courses, until the end of 2024. Fill out the application form or contact for more information.

Courses Available Date Location Barcode
CFES Fitness Knowledge  Jan 13-14 and Jan 20-21  Creston  65555
CFES Weight Training Instructor Feb 4, 8, 15, 18, 22, 29 and Mar 7  Nelson 65557
 CFES Aquafit Instructor  Feb 10-11 and Mar 2-3  Castlegar 65556

Seeking certification through a different body? Such as BCRPA, CSEP, ASCM, NSCA, NASM, CANFIT PRO. Indicate which certifying body you prefer when completing the intake form.

Check back as new courses will be continuously added.

The content on this page was last updated November 28 2023 at 2:29 AM