If you are a current holder of a RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) you are eligible to apply for an International Pool Lifeguard Certificate which may support you to secure lifeguarding employment overseas. Please note, this application is sent to Belgium and can take up to 6-weeks to complete

How do I do this?

Before applying for the ILS certificate we recommend that you check with the location you will be visiting, to see what their lifeguard requirements are. 

It is possible that they may accept our NPLQ Qualification, or they may want you to take their own qualification, or they may accept the NPLQ as long as you hold the ILS certificate (International).

Click here to download the application form you need to complete. You will also need to provide two passport size photographs.  
Please return this form to:


Royal Life Saving Society
Red Hill House
227 London Road,
Please note your application will be dealt with immediately and sent to Belgium, where the expected turnaround time is approximately six weeks and the cost is £35 per certificate.
You can also view the equivalency list below which shows you the national lifesaving organisations that give and accept international certificates: http://ilsf.org/certification/equivalency-tables
For more information please contact [email protected]