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For instructor candidates who want to teach the core Red Cross First Aid & CPR Program.

First Aid & CPR Instructor

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. Transfer Option 2:  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. Transfer Option 1: If you are already a Red Cross Instructor in another discipline (Wilderness or Professional Responder), you may skip this step - please check out the Instructor Transfer Option 1.

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

First Aid Course Materials for First Aid & CPR Instructor

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
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.

This was a great course and Mike was an amazing instructor!

Sarah Halliday Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Once again Gary proved to be an excellent teacher! He is very good at teaching in a way that is understandable and fun. Who could not want to take this course? It was very well done!

Emerald Ayres Standard First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Great instructor. Presented the material in an angaging way. I know he noticed that people were fading on the second day so he got everyone to stand quick and do something. Much more engaging than other first aid courses I’ve taken.

Marcus Claton Emergency First-Aid, 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

Very effective teacher. Gives fair evaluation of both strengths and weaknesses. Communicates very well with classroom. Highly knowledgeable. 

Gail Abdai First Aid Instructor Transfer, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Both instructors were excellent - confident, capable, efficient and humorous. This is the best first aid course I've ever taken due to awesome instructors and practical content. Thank you!

Kara Sorensen Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
Deanna Elliot Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Great presentation, strong course, cheerful instruction, pleasant course. 

Alanna Moloughney Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great program, hands on training and kept it fun and informative. Will be back for more training and will definitely refer!!!

Liam Horne Occupational First Aid Level 1, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Excellent instructor, enthusiastic, really wanted us to learn & understand the content. Thank you.

Lisa Rintoul Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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