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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 View Locations

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

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.

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.

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 .

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
OnlineVirtual Classroom

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.

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 good course. I will feel much more comfortable and confident in my position as Emergency Night Responder. More peace of mind for me, thank you."

Gabriel DeMeas CPR C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Best first aid course I have taken - mainly due to the instructor. He kept us engaged by getting us to think & answer first.

Marisa Wiens Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Mike did great interactive demonstrations which definitely helped me learn. I really enjoyed this course and feel secure that I have learned this information in case of future emergencies. Mike was very enthusiastic, which also made this course enjoyable.

Anna Stylianides Standard First Aid, Victoria, 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

"I really appreciate Andrea's depth of knowledge and ease with presenting the curriculum. No um's, ah's, likes or other verbal fillers - very good at adapting to those in the room."

Nadeane Standard First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

"I enjoyed myself and feel I learned a lot. Thank you very much for your humour and passion."

Jessica CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Excellent course, excellent instructor. Would definitely advise others to take the course with Mike. Great job! Thank you!

Heather & James Wilke CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

A very engagin class that I, surprisingly, really enjoyed. Straightforward and easy to understand. Jason made the material seem a bit less scary and gave me more confidence. Thank you!

Christl Bradley Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

I thought this course was great! It was educational, but at the same time I had a lot of fun and felt very engaged.

Sophie Henderson Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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