A Lifesaving Society Program
Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainers (ITs) 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 experienced 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.
Upon completion of this clinic, candidates will move on to the apprenticeship stage of the IT process. Candidates will seek out an opportunity to apprentice with an experienced Instructor Trainer on at least one instructor course in each of the specialty areas for which they wish to seek certification.
For example: Lifesaving Instructor Trainers apprentice on a Lifesaving Instructor course; Swim Instructor Trainers apprentice on a Swim Instructor course, First Aid Instructor Trainers apprentice on a First Aid Instructor course, etc.
A positive recommendation from a current Instructor Trainer is required to complete the apprenticeship stage. After successful completion of the apprenticeship stage, an individual would submit the completed Instructor Trainer Training Record with the certification fee directly to the Society's office for approval.
As Lifesaving Society Instructor Trainer award guides and resources are required for use in the Lifesaving Instructor Trainer Clinic Course, the Swim and Lifesaving Instructor book has been included in the course cost. The candidate will also have a choice of either the Assistant Instructor or Examiner Award Guide at the time of registration that will also be included and will be issued to each candidate at the first class.
Prerequisites: Examiner, Advanced Instructor, Lifesaving OR Swim Instructor certification AND 18 years of age
Expected: 2 years experience instructing and examining in the appropriate stream for which you are seeking Trainer status
Recommended Materials: First Aid Instructor Award Guide, Assistant Instructor OR Examiner Award Guide
IMPORTANT PRE-COURSE INFORMATION!
Pre-course Assignment: This course requires a pre-course assignment. Candidates will need to arrange for pick-up or delivery of the course materials two weeks prior to the first class to allow for completion of the assignment.
Course Cost: $250 incl. HST