COVID-19: Lifesaving Training & Certificates


Based on recent directives issued by the Government regarding the closure of educational institutions, The Royal Lifesaving Society Malta Branch, is temporarily suspending all training courses until further notice.

We are extending the validity of all awards gained (2018 & 2019) for as long as the current situation persists. Validity of awards is increased from 24 months to 36 months till this crisis is over.

The certificates expiring 2020 will remain valid until the current COVID-19 crisis is over. Kindly get in touch to refresh your courses at the end of this crisis. We are still accepting all applications so that when this Health situation is over, the Society will continue running the courses.

We appeal to the general public to follow the guidance issued by the Health Authorities. We must work together to safeguard the health of our community.

About Us


The Royal Life Saving Society, Malta Branch, founded in 1924 is an Associate Member within the Royal Life Saving Society - Commonwealth. The Branch has very strong ties with the St John Rescue Corps and undergoes joint ventures. In March of 2009 it was enrolled with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organizations. The Branch is run entirely by volunteers who dedicate many hours of their free time to the service of the community.

Since its foundation its work has been recognized on several occasions. In 1966 the Commonwealth Council presented the King Edward V11 cup to St Michael’s College of Education for their achievement. Further more the Commonwealth Council has on many occasions bestowed on its officers Honours in recognition of their dedication to the Society. In 2013, the President and Honorary Treasurer were awarded the Bar to Service Cross whilst the Honorary Secretary was made Commonwealth Vice President.

Throughout the years thousands of people of both sexes and from a vast span of ages, have gained awards. The Branch most highly defended virtue is the high standard, which it proudly upholds during teaching and assessing. The awards and certificates gained are valid for 24 months and are worldwide recognized.

Last Updated: 31-May-20