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Recertification

 

FIRST AID AND LIFEGUARD RECERTIFICATION

 

Lifeguard and Instructor Recertification

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.

 

Fraser Valley 604.755.4672
Lower Mainland 604.536.6410

NL Pool Option Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course successfully will be recertified in their NL Pool Option certification for an additional 2 years.  The first half of the course will be the PRECERT portion and will include education on new information and practice sessions.  This is designed to make candidates successful in the RECERT portion.  In the RECERT portion candidates will be required to perform their physical standards and complete simulations/management items to acceptable standards.

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

NL Waterpark Option Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course successfully will be recertified in their NL Waterpark Option certification for an additional 2 years.  This recert will include practice sessions and updated information to assist candidates in being successful.  In the RECERT portion candidates will be required to perform their physical standards and complete simulations/management items to acceptable standards.

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

Water Safety Instructor Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course successfully will be recertified in their Water Safety Instructor certification for an additional 2 years.  This recert will include updates to the Red Cross Swim program and will allow candidates to develop their teaching ideas and techniques further through peer teaching sessions.  Candidates will be required to perform swimming strokes to a Swim Kids 10 standard during the course.

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

Lifesaving Instructor Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course successfully will be recertified in their Lifesaving Instructor certification for an additional 2 years.  This recert includes updates to the Canadian Swim Patrol and Bronze programs and will allow candidates to gain new ideas to teach material.  Candidate will be required to complete a water portion that will include peer teaching/demonstration of skills.

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

To be eligible to pass the recertification, you MUST have completed the 2017 ILCOR First Aid update through the Lifesaving Society, or have taken a Lifesaving Society SFA Recert (after July 1, 2017).  For more information, please call the Lifesaving Society at 604-299-5450.

CPR Level C/AED Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course will be successfully recertified in their Canadian Red Cross CPR C certification for an additional 3 years.  The course will include updates to the CPR program and require candidates to display their hands on skills through practice sessions.  Some industries require candidates to recertify every 1 or 2 years, so please confirm with your employer and recertify early if needed.  CPR Level HCP is also available by request.

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

Emergency First Aid CPR C/AED Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course will be successfully recertified in their Canadian Red Cross Emergency First Aid certification for an additional 3 years.  The course will include updates to the CPR and EFA programs and require candidates to display their hands on skills through practice sessions.  Some industries require candidates to recertify every 1 or 2 years, so please confirm with your employer and recertify early if needed.  

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

Emergency First Aid (as of September 1, 2018) is also an equivalent award to OFA 1 and is recognized by WorkSafe BC to be used in the workplace.  If you require this equivalency, you MUST take the full 8 hour EFA course (Recerts are not eligible).

Standard First Aid CPR C/AED Recert

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Candidates who complete the recert course will be successfully recertified in their Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid certification for an additional 3 years.  The course will include updates to the CPR and SFA programs and require candidates to display their hands on skills through practice sessions.  Some industries require candidates to recertify every 1 or 2 years, so please confirm with your employer and recertify early if needed.  

This course does NOT qualify for the LIT guarantee.

Standard First Aid Recert (as of September 1, 2018) is also an equivalent award to OFA 1 and is recognized by WorkSafe BC to be used in the workplace.
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