Full First Aid & CPR Instructor

Full First Aid & CPR Instructor

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 PATHWAY

Step 1: Evaluate skills and check prerequisites

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.

Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction

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. 

Step 3: First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific

The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific module consists of two days in class and microteach assignments that you'll receive ahead of time.

Step 4: Teaching Experience

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.

Step 5: Certification

Once certified as an instructor, you will need to work with a Red Cross Training Agency to process participant certifications.

Full Course Length 8 hours online, 40 hours in class

Course Details

Topics Covered

The First Aid & CPR Instructor course includes:

  • Understanding the Learner
  • My Teaching Toolkit
  • Bringing a Course to Life
  • Standards vs. Practice
  • Pre-Course Instructional Tasks
  • Teaching Lessons
  • Communication, Adaptation & Conflict
  • Reflection

Certification

An electronic certification will be issued upon completion. Certified instructors can teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses. Certification is valid for 3 years.

Training Schedules & Locations
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:

  • First Aid & CPR Instructor Manual (hard copy)

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Who should take this course?

  • Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Candidates who have already completed the Fundamentals of Instruction course

Looking for a group class?

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 |

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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. 

Linda M. Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Love it! Best first aid course I have taken. Instructor was very knowledgable. I learned alot, will definitly come back for other courses.

Isabella Lee Emergency First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

"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!"

Kaitlyn Prowse Standard First-Aid, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"Amazing course! Jaimie was able to keep it light and fun but stil challenge us and provide constructive feedback."

Emily Glowach First-Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Nathan is an all star instructor. What a fantastic teacher! Such enthusiasm! A real joy. I'm ready to be a First Aid-er.

Jenn Bell Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Excellent course, excellent instructor. Would definitely advise others to take the course with Mike. Great job! Thank you!

Heather & James Wilke CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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!

Kaitlyn Patterson First Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

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. 

Amanda Nagai Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

A lot more fun than I expected, it was nice to learn without being stressed out the whole time.

Kamille Villeneuve Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course! Gary is a fabulous instructor, kept the group on their toes & was engaging & humerous.

Nicola Bailey Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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