National Lifeguard Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and
certify National Lifeguard Instructor candidates. They may also
teach the Lifesaving Society Examiner course.
Prerequisites to certification: Certification
and experience as a National Lifeguard Instructor and National
Trainer course: Successful completion of the
Lifesaving Society's 16 hr. Trainer course. This checklist identifies the learning outcomes you
must achieve to be successful on the course.
Apprenticeship: Apprentice with an experienced
National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer on a National Lifeguard
Instructor course, and submission of your completed National
Lifeguard Instructor Trainer Training Record with the certification
fee to the Society's office.
Required reference material: Trainer
Manual, National Lifeguard Instructor Award Guide,
National Lifeguard Award Guide, Alert:
Lifeguarding in Action, National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, a certification 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 Trainer course.
Recertification: Only current
Trainers may teach and certify National Lifeguard Instructor
candidates. Remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the
last certification date. Recertification is through the Lifesaving
Society professional development credit system.