Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
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LIFEGUARD CERTIFICATION TESTS TODAY, NEXT WEEK
DEM Hiring Qualified Lifeguards for State Beaches and Swimming Areas
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is administering conditional Surf Lifeguard Certification tests today and next week in Narragansett. Lifeguard positions at all beaches in Rhode Island require certification and special training in first aid, CPR, and lifeguard training. Walk-in candidates are allowed for today’s testing and must arrive prior to 2 p.m.
The schedule of testing is as follows:
May 20, May 25 and June 10 | 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Scarborough North State Beach, Narragansett
Surf tests for lifeguards working at all types of swimming facilities
June 9 and June 23 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Prosser Grove Picnic Area, Burlingame State Park, Charlestown
Non-surf tests for lifeguards working at freshwater/bayside beaches
To help reduce wait times at the testing sites, lifeguard candidates are encouraged to pre-register for their examination online at www.riparks.com/lifeguard.
In case of inclement weather, contact RI State Parks headquarters at 401-667-6200 for cancellation information.
Full-time lifeguard positions are available at state swimming areas, including saltwater beaches such as Misquamicut, Roger Wheeler, and Scarborough, non-surf beaches such as Goddard, and freshwater beaches such as Burlingame Campground and Lincoln Woods State Park. Hourly rates for lifeguards range from $13.25 to $16.25 an hour, based on location and position level.
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