For instructor candidates who want to teach the core Red Cross First Aid & CPR Program.
The Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor course focuses on the specific skills of the core Red Cross First Aid Program, and instructor candidates will learn to teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses.
This is the full First Aid & CPR Instructor course, and includes Steps 1, 2 & 3 as outlined below. You will still need to complete a Teaching Experience before becoming fully certified.
Instructor candidates must be 18 years or older, have a valid Standard First Aid participant certificate, have successfully completed a First Aid & CPR Instructor skills evaluation with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer. If you do not have a Skills Evaluation Form to submit to your Instructor Trainer, you will also have to register for the First Aid & CPR Skills Evaluation.
The next step in the instructor pathway is the Fundamentals of Instruction course, which consists of an 8-hour online module followed by a 2-day in-class module. If you are already a Red Cross Instructor in another discipline (Wilderness or Professional Responder), you may skip this step. If you are currently a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, you may skip the in-class portion of this course - please check out the Instructor Transfer Option 2.
The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific module consists of two days in class and microteach assignments that you'll receive ahead of time.
The last step in the certification process is to complete a Teaching Experience online module (30-45 min) and a classroom component with the support of a Teaching Experience Supervisor.
Once certified as an instructor, you will need to work with a Red Cross Training Agency to process participant certifications.
The First Aid & CPR Instructor course includes:
The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:
If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Full First Aid & CPR Instructor course, we offer this course in the following locations:
Victoria | Langford | Esquimalt | Sooke | Cobble Hill | Mill Bay | Duncan | Lake Cowichan | Cedar | Ladysmith | Nanaimo | Parksville | Qualicum Beach | Port Alberni | Coombs | Parksville | Campbell River | Saltspring Island | Pender Island | Powell River | Gabriola Isand | Burnaby | Coquitlam | Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Pitt Meadows | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock | Langley |
I thought the instructor was one of the best I have ever had. He continued a good pace, was humorous at times and explained the material in a clear manner. Thank-you Mike. It was fun.
Love it! Best first aid course I have taken. Instructor was very knowledgable. I learned alot, will definitly come back for other courses.
"Awesome! Really fun teacher - came into the class not wanting to be there but enjoyed the whole thing, Andrea made it fun to learn. Thanks!"
"Amazing course! Jaimie was able to keep it light and fun but stil challenge us and provide constructive feedback."
Nathan is an all star instructor. What a fantastic teacher! Such enthusiasm! A real joy. I'm ready to be a First Aid-er.
Excellent course, excellent instructor. Would definitely advise others to take the course with Mike. Great job! Thank you!
Great course and great instructor. After this course, I feel confident in continuing with my co-teach and becoming an effective instructor. Thank you for an excellent course!
Jordan clearly and calmly explained all of the course content. He answered everyone's questions and shared lots of useful tips. Jordan was very professional and approachable.
A lot more fun than I expected, it was nice to learn without being stressed out the whole time.
Great course! Gary is a fabulous instructor, kept the group on their toes & was engaging & humerous.