DCR is offering a free Lifeguard Certification Course during April school vacation

All lifeguard candidates, both new and returning, have the option of testing at any DCR testing location.

Boston     Central     North     South     West

Central Region Test Dates

Contact: Joann Boisvert   978-368-0126 ext.123

April 4, 2015
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Due to Pool Repairs @ Holy Cross College– Testing Location Change to:
Clark University - Kneller Athletic Center
(Swimming Pool)
57 Downing Street
Worcester, Mass., 01610
(Please enter in the rear of the building)

May 9, 2015
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Holy Cross College (Hart Center)
Worcester, MA

Please bring all current certifications and 2 forms of ID, bathing suit and towel.

North Region Test Dates

Contact: Christina Doctoroff  781-485-2803 ext.103

April 3, 2015

20 Neptune Blvd.
Lynn, MA 01902

May 9, 2015

Costello Athletic Center, UMass Lowell
1 University Avenue
Lowell, MA 01854

Boston Region Test Dates

Contact: Ed Bullock 617-727-5290 x 506

April 4 and May 9, 2015

UMass Boston
Catherine Forbes Athletic Center
100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02127

March 20 and March 21, 2015

Connell Pool
220 Broad St., Weymouth, MA 02188
(781) 335-2090

South Region Test Dates

Contact: Pam McGarty 508-866-2580

West Region Test Dates

Contact: Paula Morin 413-442-8928

May 7, May 19, May 28, & June 4, 2015
5:30PM - 9:30PM

Springfield Central High School
1550 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 787-7318 / (413) 787-6713

What to Bring

Each candidate participating in this competitive testing process must bring each of the following items to the testing site:

  • Lifeguard Release of Liability
  • Proof of age -  Government issued Photo Identification -  Social Security Card and/or Pass Port  
  • Current and original certification cards
  • Bathing suit
  • A signed parental consent form is required if under the age of 18

Review all testing requirements and necessary documentation before arrival at testing location

Returning Lifeguards

CPR is only good for one year; and must run through Labor Day of 2015 if you plan to work with us next summer. You must possess a valid American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer Certification, or a valid American Heart Association for the Healthcare Provider certification. If you do not possess a current and valid CPR card that runs through Labor Day of 2014, then you will need recertification.
If you have any questions please email DCR.AquaticsUnit@massmail.state.ma.us.
Please check your other certifications to see if you need to get recertifications this year. This reminder gives you plenty of notice and opportunity to get recertified before the beginning of the next season.

You will not be placed in a position until we have seen all original and valid certifications and possess a copy of them front and back, accompanying your passing written and swim test scores.
Under 18: Release of Liability signed by parent/guardian is required.

Under 18: Release of Liability signed by parent/guardian is required.