The Lifesaving Society certifies National Lifeguard Examiners. National Lifeguard Examiner candidates are experienced National Lifeguard Instructors who undergo specific training in examination standards and apprenticeship. National Lifeguard Examiners are authorized to certify National Lifeguard candidates in the National Lifeguard option(s) the Examiner holds.
National Lifeguard Instructors should first gain significant experience teaching National Lifeguard before applying for National Lifeguard Examiner certification.
Prerequisites to certification: National Lifeguard Instructor certification; taught or co-taught at least one National Lifeguard course. Do you have the prerequisites to become a National Lifeguard 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 National Lifeguard exam with a current National Lifeguard 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 Examiners 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?