Bronze Cross

About the course: 

Bronze Cross is designed for lifesavers who want the challenge of more advanced training, including an introduction to safety supervision.

The Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities as Assistant Lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities. Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and communication in preventing and responding to aquatic emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership certification programs.

Course Duration

20 hours




Bronze Medallion Certification


Aquatic Locations only

Currency of Award

Lifetime award

If used for employment purposes, you may need to recertify every 2 years



Course price

$205.00 + GST

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What is Bronze Cross?

Bronze Cross is a certification level in the Lifesaving Society Program that builds on the skills and knowledge learned in the Bronze Medallion certification. It is designed to provide participants with more advanced techniques, teamwork, and leadership skills. To obtain the certification, participants must complete a series of in-class and in-water training sessions, and meet all required criteria. The Bronze Cross certification is a valuable certification for those who work or volunteer in aquatic environments, and is required for those moving into the National Lifeguard course.

Which is higher, Bronze Medallion or Cross?

The Bronze Cross is a certification level higher than the Bronze Medallion.

The Bronze Medallion is the first required award in the Lifesaving Society Program and provides participants with foundational water safety, rescue, and resuscitation skills. Participants who successfully complete the Bronze Medallion award are eligible to continue into the Bronze Cross certification course, which builds on the skills learned in the Bronze Medallion.

The Bronze Cross certification focuses on more advanced water rescue techniques, teamwork, and leadership. Participants who are successful in the Bronze Cross certification are also eligible for employment as Assistant Lifeguards.