The Lifesaving Instructor Course prepares instructors to teach
the Lifesaving Society's:
- Canadian Swim Patrol Program
- Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
- Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction
- Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C
Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify
candidates in Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Lifesaving
Fitness, Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, -B, -C.
Instructors evaluate some items in Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
and Distinction, but only Examiners may certify candidates in these
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of
the course; Bronze Cross or NLS certification (need not be
Evaluation & certification: The Lifesaving
Instructor Trainer evaluates and certifies Lifesaving Instructor
candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be
"current" for 24 months from the certification date.
Candidate recognition: Certification card and
Course length: Approx. 20 hr. classroom and
water time (often 40 hr. when combined with the Lifesaving Society
Swim Instructor Course or the instructor course of other
Required reference material: Lifesaving
Instructor Pac; includes Instructor Notes, Swim Patrol
Award Guide, Bronze Medals Award Guide, First Aid
Award Guide, Leadership Binder.
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving
Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of
running the course.
Recertification: Instructors remain current
by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification
date. Recertification is through the Society's professional
development credit system.