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Explore Training Opportunities Offered Through the City of Terrace

From time to time, the City of Terrace offers training programs to the public. Browse the current opportunities below to learn more about what's available.


Current Opportunities


Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross Combination Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: March 16, 2020


This is a combination course: candidates will learn the skills of both the Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross. Candidates will develop proficiency in First Aid, Water Rescue, Fitness, and decision-making skills with a focus on performing low-risk rescues. Candidates must demonstrate a proficiency in the water, first aid skills, recognition of those in need, and rescues of those in need. This course will include a 600 m timed swim and fitness training skills.

Dates: March 16–20
Time: 10:00 am–5:00 pm each day
Ages: 13+
Cost: $375 (cost of the manual is included)
Pre-requisites: Must have the ability to swim


Read the course description: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/terrace/Activity_Search/bronze-medallion-bronze-cross-combination/796


Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

First Aid Instructor Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: April 24, 2020


The Terrace & District Aquatic Centre is hosting a First Aid Instructor Course through the Lifesaving Society BC & Yukon branch.

The First Aid Instructor (FAI), recognized as Occupational (OFA) Level 1 Instructor, trains instructors to apply teaching and evaluation philosophy to techniques and approaches required to teach first aid skills. Candidates also learn about long-range/short-term planning, class management, safety supervision and the principles of evaluation.

Lifesaving First Aid Instructors are able to teach the entire Lifesaving First Aid Continuum upon certification to include the following programs:

  • Emergency First Aid with CPR A or CPR C (OFA Level 1 equivalent )
  • Emergency First Aid Child & Residential Care with CPR C/AED (OFA Level 1 equivalent)
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C/AED (OFA Level 1 equivalent)
  • Basic Life Support Responder (CPR-HCP)
  • Airway Management & Oxygen Administration

Dates: May 15–17*
Time: 9:00 am–6:00 pm each day
Location: Terrace Sportsplex, Rich McDaniel Room (3320 Kalum St)
Ages: 18+ (by the last day of the course)
Cost: $400

  • Current Standard First Aid
  • OFA Level 1 or equivalent (need not be current)
  • Given First Aid responsibility in a work environment for 1 year

Please note that pre-requisites to this course are offered regularly through St. John Ambulance.

*Prior to classroom dates, there is also an online component to this course.


The Lifesaving Society is a national charitable organization that works to prevent drowning and water-related injury through its training programs, Water Smart public education, aquatic safety management services, drowning research, and livesaving sport. As Canada's lifeguarding experts, they set the standard for lifeguard training and certify all of Canada's National Lifeguards.

If you have questions, please contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030. See link below to register.


To register, please use the Eventbrite page here:



Past Opportunities

These training courses and programs are no longer available, but may be again in the future. Please contact us for further details if desired.


Pool Operator Level 1 and 2

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: January 15, 2020


Want to be certified through BC’s most recognized pool operator training? We’re offering BC Recreation and Parks Association’s Pool Operator Level 1 and 2 at the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre in the New Year. Featuring classroom and practical hands-on learning, it includes updated content that reflects the new BC Pool Regulations and Guidelines. Once you’ve completed this training, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how to operate and maintain a pool, valuable skills for job opportunities in lifeguarding, pool maintenance, pool management, and more.

Pool Operator Level 1:
This course assumes little to no knowledge of pool operations, making it a perfect introductory course for beginners.

Cost: $250.00 + GST (cost of the manual is included)
Thursday, January 16 – 1:00–9:00 pm
Friday, January 17 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Pool Operator Level 2:
This course goes into more depth on the topics discussed in Level 1.

Cost: $250.00 + GST (cost of the manual is included)
Pre-requisite: Pool Operator Level 1
Sunday, January 19 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Monday, January 20 – 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Receive a $50.00 discount if you register for both Levels 1 and 2!


Details on the BCRPA’s courses: https://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/courses/pool-operator/outline/


Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030.

National Lifeguard Recertification Course

Department: Leisure Services, 250-615-3030
Deadline: January 18, 2020


We are holding a National Lifeguard Recertification course next week for past or current National Lifeguard Certificate holders. Be prepared to swim and perform fitness testing in the morning. Simulations will be done after lunch.

Date: January 18
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Age range: 16+
Price: $130
Location: Terrace & District Aquatic Centre



Contact the Terrace & District Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 or visit us in person.

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