We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date.

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

First-aid course

Try our fun, hands on realistic first-aid training in a no pressure learning environment

First Aid & CPR Instructor

First Aid & CPR Instructors support the Red Cross First Aid Program through the delivery of our First Aid and CPR courses. 

The Instructor Development Program trains Instructors to apply an individualized approach focusing on injury prevention, learning styles and a variety of instructional techniques that consider the abilities, ages and needs of each candidate. Our First Aid & CPR Instructors are trained to encourage each participant's personal rate of achievement, recognizing this will vary from one person to the next.

Instructor Transfer Options

If you are already a certified First Aid Instructor with another nationally recognized agency and want to become certified as a Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor, you may qualify for the shorter Transfer Option 1

If you are already a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or an educator (elementary or secondary level) and want to become certified as a Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor, you qualify for the shorter Transfer Option 2

Instructor Training Pathway

Below is the pathway to become a certified First Aid & CPR Instructor. You must successfully complete each step before advancing to the next step. Certification is valid for three years.

1. Evaluate Skills and Check Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be 18 years or older, and have a valid participant certificate for the program you wish to teach (Standard First Aid & CPR Level C). On Day 1 of the course, you will complete a skills evaluation.

If you just need the First Aid & CPR Skills Evaluation, please click here.

2. Fundamentals of Instruction

Prior to the start of the course, an online 8 hour Fundamentals of Instruction course must be completed (login details provided after registration) Day 2 and 3 of the course will focus on the application of fundamentals.

If you just need the Fundamentals of Instruction, please click here.

3. Discipline-Specific Classroom Component

Day 3 and 4 of the course will focus on the specific skills in the First Aid & CPR program.

If you just need the First Aid & CPR Discipline Specific, please click here.

4. Teaching Experience

In order to complete certification, all instructor candidates must complete teaching experience with a Teaching Experience Supervisor. A teaching experience package is available through Alert First-Aid for an additional $250.

If you just need the First Aid & CPR Teaching Experience, please click here.

5. 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.


Full Course Length: 40 Hours
Recertification: 8 Hours

Our Clients Say

This course was fast paced and interactive. Jaimie kept us moving and motivated. It was very informative "

Victoria Hodgson , Victoria BC,
Red Cross First aid instuctor transfer

"Jaimie and his team are awesome! I researched other schools and other organizations and found the best option for my requirements. In fact I travelled from Vancouver to take this course. This will help our Fire department immensley as well as me personally as a future instructor. Thanks "

Al Mc Gee , Vancouver BC,
Red Cross First aid instuctor transfer

"Thank you Jaimie. Your years of experience and your professionalism and character made this course an excellent starting point for the next stage of my life and career."

Grant Mottershead, Victoria BC,
First Aid Instructor Course

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If you have a group of First Aid Instructor Candidates and would like us to come to your workplace to teach a Canadian Red Cross First Aid 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

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.

Course Content:

PART 1 – Information for the First Aid Instructor

  > How people learn

  > Instructional techniques

  > Organizing courses

PART 2 – Specific Course Content 

  > First Aid, CPR, AED, Child Care, Marine Basic,

     and knowledge evaluation