The Examination Standards Clinic (ESC) prepares instructors to evaluate the awards of the Canadian Lifesaving Program. The ESC builds on the evaluation experience instructors have had in the instructor-evaluated awards. The ESC focuses on the Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and Distinction awards.

Prerequisites: Lifesaving Instructor and a minimum of instruction of one Bronze Medallion and one Bronze Cross course.

Evaluation: All items are evaluated by a Lifesaving Instructor Trainer.

Test items:

  1. Describe the role and responsibilities of the Lifesaving Society examiner, and the role of the ESC.
  2. Discuss the purpose of and procedure for evaluating instructor-evaluated items.
  3. Plan and conduct a Lifesaving Society examination.
  4. Describe and apply evaluation standards for the Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross and Distinction awards with reference to award guides.
  5. Select and demonstrate evaluation methods suitable for the examiner-evaluated awards.
  6. List the role and responsibilities of the co-examiner.
  7. Use test sheets effectively.
  8. Apply administrative procedures pertaining to the evaluation of the examiner-evaluated awards.