NL Instructor Trainer Recertification


Prior to teaching an NL Instructor Recertification, the National Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (NLIT) will be required to attend an NLI/NLIT Recertification enabling them to deliver the NL Instructor Recertification within their community and surrounding areas.

The Lifesaving Society is excited to announce the launch of the 2017-2019 NLI/NLIT Recertification cycle. All National Lifeguard Instructor Trainers will be recertified between April 11 and June 30, 2017. Only the new NLI Recertifications will be offered after June 30, 2017.

When attending an NLIT Recertification, be sure to bring your NLIT certification card, NL Award Guide, pocket mask and be prepared to go into the water.

NL Instructor Trainer Within 5 years of certification date
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.



The NLIT award is current for 2 years.

Evaluation and Other Items: 
  • To review National Lifeguard program policies and administrative procedures
  • To provide a program update on NL options and the Instructor program
  • To review core knowledge and skill components to ensure consistent delivery of the NL Instructor programs
  • To provide participants with updated materials to promote, teach, evaluate and administer NL Instructor programs