NL Instructor Trainer

NL Instructor Trainer

Lifesaving NL Instructors who hold a current Lifesaving Instructor Trainer certification can apply to become a National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer.  Candidates will have to successfully complete a minimum of 1 NLI Course Apprenticeship prior to appointment.

National Lifeguard Instructor Trainers can facilitate the NL Instructor Course, NL Instructor Recertification and act as a Mentor for NL Instructor Apprentices.

National Lifeguard Pool Current
NL Recert Conductor Have evaluated at least 4 NL Recerts
NL Instructor Current
Have taught at least 4 NL courses
Instructional Time: 

Candidates must apprentice on a minimum of 1 NL Instructor course (32 hours) with a current and qualified NLIT.


Certification card is sent upon appointment as an NL Instructor Trainer.  The certification date will be linked to the NLI certification date.


NLIT certification is valid for 2 years from the date of issue.  NLITs recertify by attending and participating in an NLI/NLIT Recertification.

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.