The Lifesaving Society authorizes Examiners to evaluate and
certify candidates in the Society's training programs. Examiners
are senior experienced instructors who undergo specific training in
examination standards. Certification as an Examiner is a 3-step
- Successfully complete an Examiner course with a current
- Successfully apprentice with an Examiner Mentor on one exam in
the stream in which you seek to be certified as an Examiner.
- Submission of the completed Examiner Training Record to the
Society and the certification fee to the Society.
Examiner course: 6 hr. classroom and water
time. The Examiner course may be run as a stand-alone course or
attached to other instructor training programs.
Required references: Examiner
Handbook. Award guide(s) for each certification the candidate
wishes to examine.
Costs: There is no Lifesaving Society fee for
the Examiner course. Certification fee payable to the Lifesaving
Society upon submission of the Examiner Training Record.
*Examiner candidates must have teaching
experience: they must have taught or co-taught at least one course
in the stream(s) in which they are seeking certification as an
Download or print this flow chart, which
illustrates the Examiner certification process.
EXAMINERS EVALUATE & CERTIFY
Bronze Examiners certify Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross
candidates. Bronze Examiners who hold the Distinction award may
also certify Distinction candidates.
National Lifeguard Examiners certify National Lifeguard
candidates in the option the Examiner holds (e.g., the National
Lifeguard Examiner who holds National Lifeguard Pool examines and
certifies National Lifeguard Pool candidates, etc.).
First Aid Examiners certify Standard First Aid candidates. First
Aid Examiners who hold CPR-HCP examine and certify CPR-HCP
candidates. Similarly, First Aid Examiners who hold Airway
Management examine and certify Airway Management candidates.