National Lifeguard Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating candidates participating in the National Lifeguard Pool, Waterpark, Waterfront, and Surf programs.
The National Lifeguard Instructor certification prepares Instructors to apply level 3 leadership competencies and strategies while teaching and evaluating.
Current National Lifeguard (any option)
Lifesaving Instructor (need not be current)
National Lifeguard (any option) held for a minimum of 2 years
Experience teaching Lifesaving Society certification programs is recommended.
After the course, apply to apprentice on the original National Lifeguard course (Pool or Waterfront option). Instructors must hold current candidate award in the option they complete apprenticeship in.
Instructors will be appointed as National Lifeguard Examiners by the Branch and may certify candidates in the options that they hold a candidate level award in (need not be current).