A Lifesaving Society Program
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 they have met all of the criteria.
The Advanced Instructor course provides additional training for instructors who wish to teach the advanced awards such as National Lifeguard, Standard First Aid and Boat Operator Accredited Training. The course covers: principles of planning; teaching adults; methods of presentation; how to use audio-visual aids; running a course including evaluation procedures and guidelines for apprentices.
This clinic is the initial step in obtaining Lifesaving Society examiner status. Lifesaving Society instructors who wish to apply for an Examiner appointment must attend.
The Examiner Course focuses on the evaluation of the Bronze medal awards and Emergency First Aid. The clinic has both class room and in-water components throughout the course.
Upon completion of this course, Examiner candidates co-examine with experienced Examiners at the levels to which they seek Examiner appointment. The number of successful co-examinations required is at the discretion of the Area Chair. A minimum of 2 is common. The Examiner candidate must submit a successfully completed application for examiner appointment to the relevant Area Chair for consideration.
Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor certification AND 18 years of age.
Expected: 2 years experience instructing at Bronze level or experience deemed equivalent by the Area Chair.
Required Materials: Canadian Lifesaving Manual, Bronze Medals Award Guide
Course Cost: $100 incl. HST