Lifesaving Instructor Trainer Recertification


Prior to teaching an Lifesaving Recert, the Lifesaving Instructor Trainer (LSIT) will be required to attend an LSIT Recertification enabling them to deliver the Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) Recerts within their community and surrounding areas.

The Lifesaving Society is excited to announce the launch of the 2017-2019 LSI/LSIT Recertification cycle. All Lifesaving Instructor Trainers (LSIT) will be recertified between April 1 and June 30, 2017. Only the new Lifesaving Instructor Recertifications will be offered after June 30, 2017.

When attending an LSIT Recert, be sure to bring your LSIT certification card, Bronze Medals Award Guide, pocket mask and be prepared to go into the water. 

Lifesaving Instructor Trainer Proof of previous certification.
Instructional Time: 

Minimum of 4 hours consisting of both classroom and water sessions.


A temporary certification card is issued on the last day of course to successful candidates that have shown all prerequisites.  A permanent Certification Card will be mailed to the address indicated on the course roster.  Contact the Lifesaving Society if a permanent card has not been received within 60 days of course completion.



Lifesaving Instructor Recertification and Lifesaving Instructor Trainer Recertification is current for 2 years.  After two years they will need to attend a Recert clinic 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 Recert clinic.

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: 
  • To review Lifesaving program policies and administrative procedures
  • To provide a program update on Canadian Swim Patrol, Bronze medals and the Instructor program
  • To review core knowledge and skill components to ensure consistent delivery of Lifesaving Instructor programs
  • To provide participants with updated materials to promote, teach, evaluate and administer Lifesaving Instructor programs