For current Red Cross Instructors who wish to recertify their instructor certification.
The Canadian Red Cross Instructor Recertification Hub is a part of the recertification process for all three Red Cross First Aid Instructor disciplines: First Aid & CPR, Wilderness & Remote First Aid, and Professional Responder, and must be taken before the recertification course in each discipline.
In July 2020, the Canadian Red Cross introduced new discipline-specific Instructor Recertification courses. An evolution to their previous model, the discipline-specific recertification courses align with the Instructor Development Program and respect the difference in skills needed and target audiences for each discipline.
In the previous model, recertifying a Professional Responder or Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor certification would recertify all other instructor certifications automatically.
Under this new model, instructors will need to recertify each of their certifications separately (First Aid & CPR Instructor, Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor, and Professional Responder Instructor).
Every instructor needs to attend a four hour Instructor Recertification Hub (this course) and the appropriate discipline-specific components. Instructors must have current Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program Instructor certification, and have taught a minimum of 3 Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program courses during their three-year certification period.
Successful completion of the Instructor Recertification Hub also recertifies your Teaching Experience Supervisor and/or Youth Leader certification (if held).
In order to recertify your instructor certification, you must meet the following prerequisites:
Please submit teaching records through MyRC. One course must have been taught in each instructor designation seeking recertification (to the highest level of certification with each program area, re-certification courses qualify). Courses which were taught in combination (example: Standard First Aid and Emergency First Aid) do not count as separate courses for the purpose of re-certification prerequisites.
For more information, please consult the CRC National Program Standards.
The Instructor Recertification course includes:
The Canadian Red Cross Instructor Recertification Hub includes the following materials:
If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Instructor Recertification Hub 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 |
It was a very hands-on course, which made the two days fun and easy to grasp. Thank you Jason for being such a great instructor!
Chris was great; very enthusiastic and presented the information in a way that was fun and easy to remember.
Most enjoyable CPR course yet. Mike taught with a great sense of humour that made everything fun and informative.
The course was great! I had a lot of fun and learned a lot! Very positive learning environment! Thanks Jaimie!
Great job! Done this course a lot and Chris kept it both fun and informative.
I liked the scenarios and I learned a lot. Chris was excellent!!
This is one of the first times I've left the class feeling completely confident with what I learned
Best first aid course/ recert or otherwise I’ve taken. Fast. Fun. Friendly approachable instructor. Confident. Realistic scenarios. Time well used/ organized.
Very enjoyable. I like to hear about the changes over time that makes first aid more useful for more people. The instructor was creative and energetic, and able to adapt to the various levels of all participants.
Awesome and energy-filled teaching. Thanks for making it interesting and go fast!