Aquatic Supervisor Training (AST) Instructor Trainers teach, evaluate and certify AST Instructor candidates. AST ITs are experienced and knowledgeable AST Instructors.
Prerequisites to certification: AST Instructor certification. AST IT candidates should have significant experience teaching and certifying AST and/or Aquatic Management Training (AMT) before applying for AST Instructor Trainer appointment. Do you have the prerequisites?
IT clinic: Attend a generic Instructor Trainer clinic of approximately 10-14 hr. classroom and water instruction.
Apprenticeship: Apprentice with an experienced AST Instructor Trainer on at least 1 AST Instructor course. After completion of apprenticeship, submit your completed AST IT Training Record with the appointment fee to the Society's office.
Required references: Notes for Instructor Trainers, AST Award Guide, Guide to Ontario Public Pools Regulation, AST IT Training Record.
Costs: In addition to the required reference materials, an appointment fee is payable to the Lifesaving Society and submitted with your Training Record. Organizers will charge a fee to cover the cost of running the Instructor Trainer clinic.
Recertification: Instructor Trainers remain current by recertifying within 24 months of the last certification date. Recertification is through the Lifesaving Society professional development credit system. Is it time to recertify?