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The objective of this study is to identify the current status of qualification system of life guard in Korea and to suggest objective developmental plans according to domestic circumstances through qualification systems in Japan, Canada, and Finland. It is required to provide reliable education system by unifying the life-guard education courses in each education provider. The Life-guard educationl based on locational and environmental factors should be more sub-divided and standardized in advanced programs in the same manner as life-guard education system in member countries of ILS. Korea is recommended to authorize ILS certificates and unify certificate standards that can be comparable with acquisition of international mobility. The Education for life-guard and issuance of certificate shall be advanced and classified in details according to spatial, geographical, and environmental elements, and the education program should establish the policies as a world class standard.