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  1. 4 days. Successful completion of Instructor Development Workshop, successful completion of Instructor Certification Workshop, or equivalent apprenticeships. After satisfactory completion of the Wilderness StarGuard program, participants can take this additional two-day training to become an instructor candidate of the program. Apprenticeships follow, before the instructor candidates are able to offer these programs on their own under the auspices of the Starfish Aquatics Institute. Contact our
  2. 2 days.
  3. You must be at least 21 years of age, successfully complete the WSTAR program, have current certification in wilderness first aid or higher, and have current certification in adult-level CPR or higher.

  4. Be at least 16 years of age. Have current certification in wilderness first aid and adult CPR. Demonstrate the ability to swim 100 yards (50 yards with a rescue tube and 50 yards without), tread water for 1 minute without using the hands, and retrieve a weighted object.
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