The Department of Environmental Management's Division of Parks and Recreation will administer surf and non-surf lifeguard certification tests, beginning on Aug. 6, to certify lifeguards for the year 2013.
Any candidate who passes one of these tests will be certified through Sept. 30, 2013. Lifeguards who received a conditional 2012 surf or non-surf certification must take and pass one of these tests.
Surf tests will be given daily from Monday, August 6 through Friday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scarborough State Beach in Narragansett. Non-surf tests will be given daily from Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Friday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burlingame State Park in Charlestown. No appointment is necessary. For those who pass, there is a $10 fee for the 2013 state certification card.
For more information, call DEM's Division of Parks and Recreation headquarters at 222-2632 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. Lifeguard certification information is also available on DEM's website, www.dem.ri.gov, by clicking on Parks, Beaches, Campgrounds, then Lifeguard Information. Scroll down the page for specific information relative to the 2013 tests.