National Lifeguard certification is current for 2 years and is recertified by completing a National Lifeguard recertification exam. The National Lifeguard recertification exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your skills and recertify your award. You are responsible for reviewing the required content and skills and preparing yourself for the exam. Your exam is based on the National Lifeguard Award curriculum. The required content for this curriculum can be found in your Alert textbook and the Canadian Lifesaving Manual.