Lifesaving Instructor Trainer

Description: 

The Lifesaving Instructor Trainer (LSIT) course is a ‘train-the-trainer’ program that certifies successful candidates to run Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) courses and recertifications.

Candidates must attend 100% of the 24 hour LSIT course and complete the required apprenticeships (1 LSI full course and 1 LSI Recertification) within 2 years of taking the course.

Prerequisites:
Lifesaving Instructor current within 2 years, recertified at least once
Taught a minimum of 4 Bronze level courses (Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross only)
18 years old by last day of course
Next Step (notes): 
Branch Trainer
Instructional Time: 

The Instructor Trainer Course is 24 hours long and consists of both classroom and pool sessions. 

Recognition: 

Certification card is sent upon appointment as a Lifesaving Instructor Trainer.  The certification date will be from the date of the LSIT course, not upon the completion of the apprenticeships.

Currency: 

The Lifesaving Instructor Trainer Certification is current for 2 years.  After two years the trainer will need to attend a Recertification in order to continue teaching (extensions will not be granted). 

Any Lifesaving Instructor or Instructor Trainer who is within 5 years from the date of issue can recertify by attending a Lifesaving Instructor Recertification.

Any Lifesaving Instructor or Instructor Trainer who is within 5-10 years from the date of issue can recertify by attending a full Lifesaving Instructor course again or by participating in the LSI Bridges Program.

Any Lifesaving Instructor or Instructor Trainer who is more than 10 years past the date of issue will be required to take the Lifesaving Instructor course again.

Evaluation and Other Items: 

Candidates learn about teaching strategies, planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation from a 'train-the-trainer’ perspective.  Lifesaving Instructor Trainer is the base for all other Instructor Trainer certifications