The Lifesaving Instructor course prepares instructors to teach
the Lifesaving Society's:
- Canadian Swim Patrol Program
- Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
- Lifesaving Fitness, Distinction
- Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, CPR-B and CPR-C
Current Lifesaving Instructors evaluate all items and certify
candidates in Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze Star, Lifesaving
Fitness, Basic and Emergency First Aid, and CPR-A, -B, -C.
Instructors evaluate some items in Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross
and Distinction, but only Examiners may certify candidates in these
Prerequisites: 16 years of age by the end of
the course; Bronze Cross certification (need not be
Evaluation & certification: Lifesaving
Instructor Trainers evaluate and certify Lifesaving Instructor
candidates. The Lifesaving Society deems its certifications to be
"current" for 24 months from the certification date.
Candidate recognition: Certification card and
Lifesaving Instructor course: 20 hr. classroom
and water time (often 40 hr. when combined with the Lifesaving
Society Swim Instructor Course). This checklist identifies the learning outcomes
that you must achieve in order to be successful on the course.
Required reference material: Lifesaving
Instructor Pack; includes Instructor Notes, Swim
Patrol Award Guide, Bronze Medals Award Guide,
First Aid Award Guide, Leadership Binder.
Costs: In addition to the required reference
materials, a certification fee is payable to the Lifesaving
Society. Course organizers charge a fee to cover the costs of
running the course.
Recertification: Instructors remain current
by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification
date. Recertification is through the Society's professional
development credit system.