The Lifesaving Society certifies First Aid Examiners. First Aid Examiner candidates are experienced First Aid Instructors who undergo specific training in examination standards and apprenticeship.
First Aid Examiners are empowered to certify candidates up to and including Standard First Aid and CPR-A, -B, -C. First Aid Examiners who hold CPR-HCP are empowered to certify CPR-HCP candidates. Similarly, First Aid Examiners who hold Airway Management certification are authorized to certify Airway Management candidates.
Prerequisites to certification: First Aid Instructor certification; taught or co-taught at least one Standard First Aid course. Do you have the prerequisites to become a First Aid Examiner?
Examiner course: Successful completion of the Lifesaving Society's 6 hr. Examiner course. This checklist identifies the learning outcomes you must achieve to be successful on the course.
Apprenticeship: Successful apprenticeship on one Standard First Aid course with a current First Aid Examiner who is an Examiner Mentor, and submission of the completed Examiner Training Record to the Society's office.
Candidate recognition: Certification card.
Costs: There is no Lifesaving Society fee for the Examiner course. Certification fee payable to the Lifesaving Society upon submission of the Examiner Training Record.
Recertification: Only current Examiner may certify candidates. Remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Society's professional development credit system. Is it time to recertify?