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National Lifeguard IT

National Lifeguard Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and certify National Lifeguard Instructor candidates. NLS ITs are experienced and knowledgeable NLS Instructors and NLS Examiners.

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 instruction.

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 TrainersAlert: 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.