Working lifeguards and swim instructors are required to keep their awards current.
Lapsed awards could result in lost working hours, so make sure you recertify before
the expiry date. The NL Pool and Waterpark Options, WSI and LSI must be renewed
every two years.
First Aid Recertification
All of LIT’s first aid courses expire three years after the completion date. Some
professionals, such as lifeguards, must re-certify sooner. Please check with your
organization to confirm certificate recertification requirements.
The Canadian Red Cross CPR Level C & AED Recertification course allows you to properly recognize and respond to choking, cardiovascular, and breathing emergencies that occur with infants, children and adults.
Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C/AED Recert
This Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C Recertification course provides a refresher of the First Aid & CPR techniques taught in the full Emergency First Aid course. The course reviews skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for adults, CPR, and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies and prevention of disease transmission.
Standard First Aid & CPR Level C/AED Recert
The Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Recertification is a comprehensive course which gives participants the ability to deliver a higher level of first aid treatment in different environments. After completion of this course, you will be prepared for a variety of first aid situations, both life threatening and non life threatening. The SFA Recertification includes CPR Level C/AED recertification
NL Pool Option Precert/Recert
This course is the re-certification for the NL Pool Option Award. It allows you to practice in the first portion of the class and re-certify in the second portion of the class.
NL Waterpark Option Recert
NLS Waterpark option is valid for two years from the date of certification or re-certification. 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 after 60 days. Contact the Lifesaving Society if temporary card has expired and a permanent card is not received 604-299-5450.
Lifesaving Instructor Recert
The Lifesaving Instructor Recertification is a 4 hour course consisting of both classroom and pool time. The LSI Recert is taught and evaluated by a current Lifesaving Instructor Trainer. A temporary certification card is issued at the end of class to successful candidates that have shown all prerequisites to the instructor. 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 8 weeks of the course. The LSI award is current for 2 years. Candidates can re-certify anytime within 5 years from the last certification date. If it has been more than 5 years, candidates can attend another Lifesaving Instructor full course, or, complete the Bridges assignment and then attend an LSI Recert. Please contact the Lifesaving Society for more information: 604-299-5450.
Water Safety Instructor Recert
Instructors participate in a water session and receive new program update information pertaining to Red Cross Swim Preschool, Kids and AquaAdults. The water safety instructor recertification is designed to ensure quality and standards are maintained. 100% attendance & participation is required. If you do not have your WSI certification card, please contact the Red Cross to obtain it prior to the course: 1-888-307-7997.