Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Course

  1. Lifesaving Instructor Course
  2. Swim Instructor Course


Lifesaving Instructors/ Examiners are trained to teach and evaluate the three Canadian Swim Patrol Program awards, as well as the Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, and Distinction certifications. Instructor/ Examiner candidates are trained in aspects of learning as well as various approaches required to teach water rescue, first aid, and related aquatic skills in the Canadian Lifesaving Program. Candidates also learn about long-range and short-term planning, class management, safety supervision, and the principles of evaluation.


The Lifesaving Instructor/ Examiner certification is the prerequisite for all other Lifesaving Society instructor certifications. Certification in Alberta and Northwest Territories includes:

  • Advanced Instructor
  • Examination Standards
  • Lifesaving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor/ Examiner certifications


  • 16 years of age by the end of the course
  • Bronze Cross or National Lifeguard certification (need not be current)


  • Upcoming dates TBD

Cost: $275

Re-Certification Dates

  • Upcoming dates TBD

Recerts are also offered online at https://courses.lifesaving.org/

Cost: $90