ILTP® – Training Center

ILTP®Training Center
Authorized Provider Program

ILTP CenterEllis & Associates is the industry leader when it comes to aquatic safety. With a reputation as the number one provider of innovative, cutting edge training since it’s introduction in 1983, E&A’s International Lifeguard Training Program®  (ILTP®) is recognized around the world as the premiere lifeguard training program available, and; when it comes to aquatic safety, one thing matters most-The quality of your lifeguard training program.

Originally developed to work in conjunction with the Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program™ (CARMP™) the success of the ILTP® program has drawn the attention of Owners/Operators of aquatic facilities around the globe.  Many individuals and/or organizations have long sought the ability to train their staff, or the community at large, using the ILTP®, without the accompanying services of the CARMP™ or the Customized Risk Prevention Program.With an ever growing demand for access to the ILTP® program, Ellis& Associates has made its signature lifeguard training program available, at a competitive price, to all audiences including aquatic facilities, resorts, training companies, educational institutions,and individual lifeguard instructors, through an authorized provider service – the ILTP® – Training Center program.

The ILTP®Advantage

ILTPThe ILTP® is an objective driven program that produces lifeguards that perform at a higher level than those of other national/international training agencies.  It is a unique, comprehensive lifeguard training program; the content includes Health Care Provider level CPR (one and two person CPR, AR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction, and AED training), Emergency Oxygen Administration training, and First Aid, along with state-of–the-art rescue techniques.  The comprehensive nature of the program allows for a complete training curriculum that prepares the lifeguard with one, single course, the continuity of which produces competence and confidence.

The ILTP®provides an objective driven and performance based curriculum. Lifeguard candidates must successfully pass written and practical (“hands-on”) tests in order to receive an ILTP®Course Completion Certificate that can be used to gain employment at any aquatic facility in the world. Adequate instruction time is provided for students to meet the training objectives and achieve “test ready” competency.

How Does the ILTP® – Training Center ProgramWork?

Becoming an ILTP®Training Center is easy; simply complete the ILTP®Training Center Application (Click here to download the ILTP™ Training Center Application) and submit it for approval, either by email or fax.  Once approved you will executetheTraining Center Provider Agreement, pay the annual Provider Fee, and immediately become an ILTP®Training Center.

iltp trainingBecoming an ILTP®Training Center entitles aquatic facility Owner/Operators to have select members of their team participate in official ILTP®Lifeguard Instructor training courses. These courses provide the critical Lifeguard Instructor training and mandatory Licensing necessary for them to then be able to conduct their own authorized ILTP®Lifeguard courses and/or E&A Safety & Health courses, on-site and as needed, and without participation in the risk management services mentioned above; affording Owners/Operators the ability to integrate ILTP®trained Lifeguards into their facilities existing operational practices.

ILTP® Training Centers may also be an individual or organization that operates as an independent training entity, conducting ILTP®/Safety & Health training courses externally, as a means for generating revenue or providing a service to the community.

ILTP®Training Center privileges include the Ellis Client Services Portal and our Learning Management System’s (LMS) record tracking database.  Each participating organization has it’s own private page from which they can implement key components of the program and access the resources necessary to fulfill their operating needs. The Client Services Portal allows program participants to post classes, assign training materials to students, assign and maintain staff Credentials all in one central location, and will provide notifications when credential expirations are nearing.The one-of-a-kind LMS also provides electronic delivery of both course materials (Digital Textbooks, Skill Competency Workbooks, Study Guides, and Class Information Documents) and Student Credentials.  Additionally, program resources including training tools and checklists, templates for facility documentation and program implementation, audit records, and general communications are also available through the Client Services Portal.

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Whether used as a revenue generating opportunity offering external training courses, or as a means by which to train your staff, ILTP®Training Center program participation will enable you to offer the best safety training in the world: theInternational Lifeguard Training Program®and E&A’s Safety & Health courses.

ILTP® Training Levels and Prerequisites

ILTP®Instructor Training Approximate Course Time: 26 hours

ILTP® Instructors become your in-house training resource. In addition to being authorized to conduct ILTP® Lifeguard trainings, your ILTP® Instructor is also authorized to conduct E&A’s Safety & Health courses(such as CPR/First Aid/AED training) for your non-lifeguard employees, as well as the community at large.

  • Minimum age: 19 years
  • Pass prerequisite screening for the Instructor level desired
  • License is valid for 2 years
  • 12-hour renewal course

ILTP®Shallow Water Lifeguard Training Approximate Course Time: 22 hours

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Swim distance using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting: 50 yards
  • Swim underwater for a distance of 10 ft. in a maximum depth of 5 ft. of water
  • Retrieve a 10-lb. brick and bring it to the surface
  • Training valid at facilities where water depth is 5ft. or less (excludes open water and wave environments)
  • Certificates valid for one year

ILTP®Pool Lifeguard Training Approximate Course Time: 23 hours

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Swim distance using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting: 100 yards
  • Feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring it to the surface
  • Tread water without using arms for 1 minute
  • Training valid at facilities with flat water pools with depths to 16 ft. and only to the depth at which training was conducted (excludes open water and wave environments)
  • Certificates valid for one year

ILTP®Special Facilities Training                                            Approximate Course Time: 24 hours

  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Swim distance using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting: 200 yards
  • Feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring it to the surface
  • Tread water without using arms for 2 minutes
  • Training valid at facilities with wave environments and depths to 16ft., and only to the depth at which training was conducted (excludes open water)
  • Certificates valid for one year

ILTP®Special Facilities With Open Water Training       Approximate Course Time: 27 hours

  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Swim distance using front crawl (freestyle) or breaststroke without resting: 200 yards
  • Feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring it to the surface
  • Tread water without using arms for 2 minutes
  • Training is valid at facilities with wave environments and open water, with water depths to 16 ft., and only to the depth at which training was conducted. Additional training time provides site-specific training for skills, and search & recovery procedures
  • Certificates valid for one year

ILTP®Renewal Lifeguard Training                                        Approximate Course Time: 9.5 – 14 hours

(Dependent upon level)

  • Meet the identical prerequisites of Original Training

ILTP®Renewal Challenge Course                                              Approximate Course Time

(Dependent upon level and class size)

The ILTP®Challenge Course is designed to allow renewal lifeguard candidates to Challenge their skills to test-ready levels in the absence of course content review and practice time that occurs during a standard ILTP®Renewal Course.  The ILTP®Challenge Course is available to ILTP®Training Centers, CARMP™, and Customized Risk Prevention ProgramClients.

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**Meets Model Aquatic Health Code Draft requirements for supervision Minimum 6 hours

  • Meets the professional development needs of those in all supervisory roles at an aquatic facility, from lifeguard supervisors and management to concession and guest service supervisors
  • Provides a minimum standard of education for individuals seeking supervisory positions
  • Enhances leadership skills and provides opportunities for learning new and expanded skills
  • Interactive and discussion oriented – designed to be facilitated rather than taught
  • Candidates develop interpersonal skills, as well as, skills in guest service, staff training, facility operation, facility maintenance, and risk management as they relate to their environment