The Lifesaving Society appoints examiners to evaluate and
certify candidates in the Society's training programs. Examiners
are experienced instructors who undergo specific training in
examination standards and apprenticeship with experienced
examiners. With the approval of the Society's Area
Chair, experienced instructors may be appointed as
an examiner after the following prerequisites are met:
- Instructor certification in the award(s) for which the
instructor wishes to be appointed an examiner
- Participation in an Examination Standards Clinic (ESC)
- Successful co-exams with an experienced examiner in the
award(s) the instructor wishes to be appointed an examiner
Upon completion of the above prerequisites, the instructor must
submit the application for examiner appointment to the relevant
Area Chair for consideration.
Examination Standards Clinic: Approx. 8 hr.
classroom and water time. The Examination Standards Clinic (ESC)
focuses on the evaluation of the Bronze medal awards and Emergency
First Aid. The ESC may be run as a stand-alone clinic or attached
to other instructor training programs.
Reference materials required: Canadian
Lifesaving Manual, Award Guides, Examiner Training
Records: Bronze Cross/Distinction, or National Lifeguard, or First Aid/AED/Airway Management/Advanced First
Co-examinations: Examiner candidates co-examine
with experienced Examiners at the levels to which they seek
Examiner appointment. The number of co-examinations required is at
the discretion of the Area Chair. A minimum of 2 is common.
Area Chair approval: The Society appoints
examiners only with the approval of the Society's Area Chairs.
Costs: There is no Lifesaving Society fee for
this volunteer leadership position.
EXAMINERS EVALUATE & CERTIFY
Examiner-certified awards: Only Bronze Cross Examiners may
certify candidates in Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross.
Only Distinction Examiners may certify Distinction
Only National Lifeguard Examiners may certify National Lifeguard
Only Standard First Aid Examiners may certify Standard First Aid
Only Airway Management Examiners may certify Airway Management
Only CPR-HCP Examiners may certify CPR-HCP candidates.