The Lifesaving Society appoints examiners to evaluate and
certify candidates in the Society's training programs. Examiners
are experienced instructors who undergo specific training in
examination standards. With the approval of the Society,
experienced instructors may be appointed as an examiner
after the following prerequisites are met:
- Instructor certification and experience teaching in the
award(s) for which the instructor wishes to be appointed an
- Participation in an Examination Standards Clinic (ESC)
- Successful co-exams with an experienced examiner in the
award(s) the instructor wishes to be appointed an examiner
Upon completion of the above prerequisites, the instructor must
submit the application for examiner appointment to the Society for
Examination Standards Clinic: Approx. 5-8 hr.
classroom and water time. The ESC may be run as a stand-alone
clinic or attached to other instructor training programs.
Reference materials required: Canadian
Lifesaving Manual, Award Guides, Examiner Training
Records: Bronze/Distinction, or National
Lifeguard, or First Aid. Co-exam or Co-teach Report.
Costs: There is no Lifesaving Society fee for
the Examination Standards Clinic. Certification fee payable to the
Lifesaving Society upon submission of the Examiner Training
EXAMINERS EVALUATE & CERTIFY
Examiner-certified awards: Only Bronze Medallion Examiners may
certify candidates in Bronze Medallion. Only Bronze Cross Examiners
may certify candidates in Bronze Cross.
Only Distinction Examiners may certify Distinction
Only National Lifeguard Examiners may certify National Lifeguard
Only Standard First Aid Examiners may certify Standard First Aid