Awards Recertification

Almost 500 Canadians die every year in water-related incidents. Most of these are preventable and occur in unsupervised settings, which is why more Canadians need the lifesaving skills to save themselves or others in an aquatic emergency.

Thank you for taking lifesaving training and doing your part to prevent water-related injuries and drownings.

For more information aboutrecertifying your awards please click on the award to the left.

Recertification Forms

The following forms are used as part of the recertification process

  • Instructor Recertification Form (pdf)
  • CPR and AED Skills Checklist (pdf)

Instructor Recert

Leadership Volunteer Recertification Procedure

The Lifesaving Society's Recertification process is completed by attending an in-person recertification. The system is designed to encourage Society Leadership Volunteers to learn and improve through continuing education and involvement with Lifesaving Society programs.

HOW DO I RECERTIFY?

Step 1 - Ensure you have completed all mandatory updates within the given time frame (as required)


The Society sends notification of upcoming mandatory updates directly to your home. Let us know if your address changes, so that you can receive these important communiqués from the Society. 

Step 2 - Find an instructor recertification course.
Use the Courses page or contact your local affiliate.

Step 3 - Register in an instructor recertification course. 

Step 4 - Attend the instructor recertification course.

Note: The Society recommends beginning to look for a recertification course no less than ninety (90) days before the end of your certification currency.

IT Reappointment

Leadership Volunteer Recertification Procedure


The Lifesaving Society's Recertification process is completed by attending an in-person recertification. The system is designed to encourage Society Leadership Volunteers to learn and improve through continuing education and involvement with Lifesaving Society programs.


HOW DO I RECERTIFY?

Step 1 - Ensure you have completed all mandatory updates within the given time frame (as required)
The Society sends notification of upcoming mandatory updates directly to your home. Let us know if your address changes, so that you can receive these important communiqués from the Society. 

Step 2 - Find an instructor trainer recertification course.
Use the Courses page or contact your local affiliate.

Step 3 - Register in an instructor trainer recertification course

Step 4 - Attend the instructor trainer recertification course.

Note: The Society recommends beginning to look for a instructor trainer recertification course no less than ninety (90) days before the end of your certification currency.

National Lifeguard Recert

National Lifeguard re-certification exam is your opportunity to demonstrate your National Lifeguard skills and re-certify your award. You are responsible for reviewing the required content and skills and preparing yourself for the exam. Your exam is based on the National Lifeguard Award curriculum and the required content for this curriculum can be found in your Alert and Canadian Lifesaving Manual (CLSM).

HOW DO I RECERTIFY?

The National Lifeguard Service Award is current for two years and is re-certified by completing an National Lifeguard re-certification exam. The re-certification course lasts approximately 4 hours and is examined by a National Lifeguard Instructor/Examiner. Contact aquatic facilities in your area for National Lifeguard re-certification exams.

 

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