First-aid course

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

First Aid Instructor (FULL Pathway)

Canadians who have taken a first aid course are twice as likely to say they are "confident" in their skills to be able to help someone experiencing a medical emergency. 

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.

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.

First Aid & CPR Instructor Pathway

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.

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.

3. Discipline-Specific Classroom Component

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

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.

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

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria BC

Our Clients Say

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

Victoria Hodgson , Victoria BC,
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"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,
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"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 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