Instructor Water & Rope – Instructor Trainer (InsWR-IT)

  • Legacy Instructor Trainer designation.

Instructor Water & Rope – Instructor Trainers are qualified as SRTA-ITs and InsR-ITs. This designation is being phased out in favor of the SRT-IT and InsR-IT qualifications. InsWR-ITs teach Instructor courses as well as participate in curriculum development and committees.


  • Instructor Water & Rope in good standing with Independent & Lead Instructor status for a minimum of 3 years
  • Assist with at least 1 Instructor course in the past 3 years
  • Recommendation by Regional Director and International Office

Instructor training & assessment

Complete Instructor Trainer Logbook

Qualification valid for

4 years

Able to teach

All courses an Instructor Water & Rope (InsWR) can teach
Water and Flood Awareness Tutor (AWRT)
Basic Water First Responder Instructor (BWFRI)
Operations: Swiftwater First Responder Instructor (OPSI)
Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician Instructor (SRTI)
Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Advanced Instructor (SRTAI)
Instructor Water & Rope (InsWR)
Technical Rope Rescue Operations Level Instructor (TRROLI)
Instructor: Rope (InsR)

Additional Specialty Instructor Trainer Qualifications

see note below

Inland Rescue Swimmer Instructor Trainer (IRS-IT)
Technical Animal Rescue from Swiftwater Instructor Trainer (TAR-IT)
Rescues from Vehicles in Water Instructor Trainer (RVW-IT)
Swiftwater Recovery Specialist Instructor Trainer (SRS-IT)
Searching Rivers and Floods Instructor Trainer (SRF-IT)
Personal Watercraft Rescue Instructor Trainer (PWC-IT)
Swiftwater Paddle Boat Handling Instructor Trainer (SPBH-IT)
Recreational Rappel Instructor Trainer (RECRO-IT)
Tower Rescue Instructor Trainer (TWR-IT)
Wind Turbine Operator Instructor Trainer (WTO-IT)

Note: Instructor Trainers can add Specialty IT qualifications by showing extensive depth of knowledge in that specialty. They must go through the normal instructor process for that specialty and obtain a recommendation for IT status from their Regional Director and an IT for that specialty discipline.