Teaching the teachers
Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainers (IT) teach, evaluate and
certify Instructor candidates. ITs are experienced and
knowledgeable Instructor-Examiners who participate in
the Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer Clinic in
preparation for apprenticeship as an Instructor Trainer. With
apprenticeship experience and the recommendation of an Instructor
Trainer, the Society may appoint you as an Instructor Trainer.
The process by which you become an Instructor Trainer is the
same no matter which specialty stream you are interested in.
Prerequisites: Experience as a Lifesaving
Society Instructor and Examiner in the appropriate stream (NLS
Examiner for NLS Instructor Trainer; First Aid Examiner for First
Aid Instructor Trainer, etc.).
Instructor Trainer Clinic: Attend a generic
clinic of approximately 10-14 hr. classroom and water
Apprentice: Apprentice with an experienced
Instructor Trainer on at least one instructor course in the
speciality area (Lifesaving Instructor Trainers apprentice on a
Lifesaving Instructor Course; NLS Instructor Trainers apprentice on
an NLS Instructor Course, etc.). A positive recommendation from a
current Instructor Trainer is required. After completion of
apprenticeship, submit your completed Instructor Trainer Training
Record with the certification fee to the Society's office for
Required reference materials: Notes for
Instructor Trainers, Lifesaving Instructor Pac,
Instructor Trainer (IT) Training Records: Swim
IT or Lifesaving IT or National Lifeguard IT or First
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, an appointment fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society
and submitted with your Training Record. Organizers will charge a
fee to cover the costs of running the course.
Who trains the Trainers?
The Lifesaving Society invites experienced and talented
Instructor Trainers to apply as Provincial Trainers - the trainers
who train Trainers.