(West Plains) – The Missouri State University-West Plains University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department will host a lifeguard course April 29 through May 4 at the West Plains Civic Center.
The course is part of the Jeff Ellis and Associates International Lifeguard Training Program (ILTP). Candidates must pass a written exam with a score of 80 percent or higher, pass individual technical performance exams and pass simulation practical exams to qualify for licensing.
There is a $115 fee for the course, which covers an online course and test, a completion card and tuition costs. Only 16 students will be accepted.
This will be the last course of the season, so those interested in taking it should sign up early, according to Missouri State-West Plains Aquatics and Wellness Coordinator Keri Elrod.
She also pointed out this is a great opportunity for area residents who may be interested in a summer job at one of the area pools to obtain the required ILTP certification.
For more information or to register, call the U/CP office at 417-255-7966.