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For current Red Cross Instructors who wish to recertify their instructor certification.

Instructor Recertification Hub

Instructor Recertification Hub

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).

Full Course Length 4 hours

Course Details

Prerequisites

In order to recertify your instructor certification, you must meet the following prerequisites:

  • A current CRC First Aid Program Instructor certification,
  • Have taught a minimum of three Canadian Red Cross First Aid Program courses during the three-year certification period 

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.

Topics Covered

The Instructor Recertification course includes:

  • Educational Technologies
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Check-In and Closing

FAQs

Do i need to be certified to teach first aid?

If you want to teach first aid courses and issue first aid certificates to students, you will need to be certified as an instructor by any agency whose program you want to teach. At Alert First Aid we offer a First Aid Instructor training and certific for the Canadian Red Cross .

How do I recertify as a CPR instructor?

If you have a valid CPR Instructor certificate and have taught 3 courses you can recertify by signing up for one of our 8 hour instructor recertification courses. These courses can be completed in a ‘virtual classroom’ format meaning you can attend the course from the comfort of your own home.

How long does Red Cross instructor certification last?

Red Cross Instructor certification is valid for 3 years from the date of issue. If you have taught a minimum of 3 courses in your discipline, you can recertify within those 3 years, which consists of an 8 hour recertification course.

Certification

An electronic certification will be issued upon completion. Your instructor certificate won't be recertified until you also complete the discipline-specific recertification course. 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 Instructor Recertification Hub

The Canadian Red Cross Instructor Recertification Hub includes the following materials:

  • First Aid Instructor Recertification Program Workbook 2020-2023 (virtual)

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Who should take this course?

  • Current Red Cross Instructors who wish to recertify their instructor certification

Looking for a group class?

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 |

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

Best first aid course I’ve taken. Gary was awesome and all the hands on experience really helped me absorb information.

Pebbles Williams-Bing Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Jason was engaging and entertaining. Made the class much more fun than it may have been!

Brianne Campbell CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Andrew was awesome. Enthusiastic and engaging. Easy going and enjoyable class atmosphere and good sense of humor! Great course design as usual- definitely beats the typical first aid courses where you are struggling to stay awake! Thank you!

Melissa Standard First Aid Recert., Victoria BC More Testimonials

Great course. Very knowledgeable instructor whose ample real life experience added lots of interest to the course.

Amy Costello CPR HCP, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

"JIll was very good. Very clear and practical. I forgot that having further first-aid (being a lifeguard) isn't always applicable in other courses. Alert is convenient. Courses are available often."

Krista Standard First-Aid Recertification, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Really appreciated the assessment of the class's ability & the adjustment of the material accordingly

Sarah Mills CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Great course with a lot of enthusiasm. Definitely kept me interested over 3 hours on a hot sunny day. :) The instruction was very clear and I am confident I will be able to provide appropriate 1st aid should I need it. Thanks so much!

Kecia Laitinen CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was a great course. I highly recommend it!

Amy Nairn Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Really enjoyed the course; fun, funny, informative instructor & class atmosphere. Refreshments were a nice touch. Will definitely recommend course! (Much better than St. John’s Ambulance).

Megan Drolet Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Gary was very thorough and took the time to answer any questions. I feel after doing this course very confident in my skills. Thank you!

Carol Craveirs Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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