National Certification Course for Water Fitness Instructors (Shallow and Deep Water)
The 25th Edition of the National Water Fitness Instructors Manual is now available. The manual and course have been updated and improved and are much more comprehensive than ever before.
This course is designed so you can complete the course at your own pace (speed). How soon you get your certification depends on how anxious you are to get it and how fast you work to complete the work.
This course can provide value, including the following possibilities:
USWFA National Certification for Water Fitness Instructors Time Line
Time line of the development and growth of the USWFA National Certification for Water Fitness Instructors:
The basic development of the course.
The First National Certification Course for Water Fitness Instructors was held May 14 and 15, 1988 in Norman Oklahoma. This course led to the USWFA National Certification Course.
The 1st Edition of the manual was published. Up to that point, packets of materials were made available to persons who were taking the course and being certified. The course was a grueling two day course.
Major changes were made to the course. The course was updated and improved from a grueling two-day course to a user-friendly one day course where individuals were allowed to purchase the pre-course materials in advance of the course (NTD.) This gave the individuals the opportunity to read and study the materials and then attend a one-day National Testing Day to conduct the course.
The course was updated again. Major revisions of the course included a much better organized manual.
The 24th Edition of the manual was published.
The 25th Edition of the manual was published in October 2016.
National Testing Days were eliminated in December.
The course was updated and improved. The course became available as a home study/distance learning course.
Why change to a Home Study/Distance Learning Course?
Many people around the country have not been able to attend a NTD because:
To meet the needs of more people, we have taken the following steps:
Prerequisites & Primary Course (Basic Level)
Prerequisites & Masters Course (Advanced Level)
Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. No purchase orders will be accepted. Mail, fax, or email the completed registration form and payment to USWFA National Headquarters. There are no refunds after materials are mailed. No exceptions.
Upon receiving your application and program fee, we will mail to you the following materials by Priority Mail:
Masters Course students - In addition to the above three items, you will also receive:
Securing Your Certification - Primary Course
Securing Your Certification - Masters Course
Evaluation and Certificate Issue
When all of the above completed materials are received at USWFA Headquarters, all testing materials will be scored by the President of the organization. To be eligible for final certification at the Primary Level, a score of 90% or higher is needed to pass. For Masters Level Certification, a score of 95% or higher is necessary on both the Open Book Test and Anatomy Manual Test.
Your Certification Card and Certificate will be mailed to you if you have successfully completed all of the requirements listed above. You should receive your certificate within two weeks of receipt at USWFA Headquarters.
Certifications are for a period of three years and may be renewed by sending to USWFA National Headquarters the Application to Renew and Program Fee. You will then be sent the Renewal Materials, including an updated manual, to complete and send back to us for grading.