Teaching the teachers
Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainers (IT) teach, evaluate and
certify Instructor candidates. ITs are experienced and
knowledgeable Instructor-Examiners who participate in
the Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer clinic in
preparation for apprenticeship as an Instructor Trainer. With
apprenticeship experience and the recommendation of an Instructor
Trainer, the Society may appoint you as an Instructor Trainer.
The process by which you become an Instructor Trainer is the
same no matter which specialty stream you are interested in.
Prerequisites: Experience as a Lifesaving
Society Instructor and Examiner in the appropriate stream (National
Lifeguard Examiner for National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer; First
Aid Examiner for First Aid Instructor Trainer, etc.). Do you have the
Instructor Trainer Clinic: Attend a generic
clinic of approximately 10-14 hr. classroom and water
Apprentice: Apprentice with an experienced
Instructor Trainer on at least one instructor course in the
speciality area (Lifesaving Instructor Trainers apprentice on a
Lifesaving Instructor course; National Lifeguard Instructor
Trainers apprentice on a National Lifeguard Instructor course,
etc.). A positive recommendation from a current Instructor Trainer
is required. After completion of apprenticeship, submit your
completed Instructor Trainer Training Record with the certification
fee to the Society's office for approval.
Required reference materials: Notes for
Instructor Trainers, Lifesaving Instructor Pac,
Instructor Trainer (IT) Training Records: Swim
IT or Lifesaving IT or National Lifeguard IT or First
Aid IT or AST IT or Patrol Rider IT.
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, an appointment fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society
and submitted with your Training Record. Organizers will charge a
fee to cover the costs of running the course.
Who trains the Trainers?
The Lifesaving Society invites experienced and talented
Instructor Trainers to apply as Provincial Trainers - the trainers
who train Trainers.