National Lifeguard Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and
certify National Lifeguard Instructor candidates. NLS ITs are
experienced and knowledgeable NLS Instructors and NLS
Prerequisites: Certification and experience as
an NLS Instructor and NLS Examiner.
NLS IT candidates should have significant experience teaching
and examining the Society's National Lifeguard Service award before
applying for NLS IT status.
IT clinic: Attend a generic Instructor Trainer
clinic of approximately 10-14 hr. classroom and water
Apprentice: Apprentice with an experienced NLS
Instructor Trainer on at least 1 NLS Instructor course. After
completion of apprenticeship, submit your completed NLS IT Training
Record with the appointment fee to the Society's office.
Required reference material: Notes for
Instructor Trainers, Alert: Lifeguarding in
Action, NLS IT Training Record.
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 cost of running the Instructor Trainer clinic.
Recertification: Instructor Trainers remain
current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification
date. Recertification is through the Lifesaving Society
professional development credit system.