Please Note

We kindly ask anyone (participants and instructors) with symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing to stay home and not attend the training session. Instead, please complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool, follow the recommendations given, and rebook your course for a later date. COVID-19 Self-Assessment

During your course, wearing a mask that securely covers the nose, mouth, and chin is mandatory. You may bring your own, or one will be provided when you arrive. Thank you for keeping us and your classmates safe.

We have masks, hand sanitizer and face shields available to purchase here.

First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 2

First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 2

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 2 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 course includes Stepts 1, 2 & 3 as outlined below. You will still need to complete a Teaching Experience before becoming fully certified.

First Aid Instructor Transfer Option 2

Canadidates with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or who are an educator (elementary or secondary level) will follow the Instructor Development Pathway above, however they will not be required to complete the in-class component of Step 2.


Instructor candidates must be 18 years or older and have a valid Standard First Aid participant certificate. The first day of the course will be a First Aid & CPR Instructor skills evaluation with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer.


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 will skip the in-class portion of this course, but will still need to complete the 8-hour online module. 


The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific module consists of two days in class and microteach assignments that you'll receive ahead of time.


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.


Once certified as an instructor, you will need to work with a Red Cross Training Agency to process participant certifications.

Full Course Length 24 hours


Training Schedules & Locations
There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.


The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:

  • First Aid & CPR Instructor Manual (hard copy)

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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 Instructor Transfer Option 2 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.

Awesome! Was not looking forward to doing the course because of a CPR course I did last year with a different company that was not very good, but was very happy with this course. It was entertaining, well taught and I feel confident now in an emergency. 

Anna Gardner Standard First Aid, Victoria BC More Testimonials

"Great supportive environment geared toward progressive learning with consistent constructive feedback. A great week and experience. Thank you!"

Sean Davids First-Aid Instructor Course, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Chris was great! Very enthusiastic, approachable and had a good sense of humour!

Paige CPR C, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Thank you! Course was great. Clear & to the point. Good use of time.

Stacey Robinson CPR, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was easily the best first aid course that I have ever taken. The practical experience will certainly be easy to remember. Gary is a stellar instructor and has a true gift in teaching and dealing with people.

Ron MacDonald Marine Basic First Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

A very engaging, fun and relaxing class. The instructor makes the material easy to remember and interesting.

Becky Cao Emergency Childcare First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Awesome instructor - super enthusiastic and funny! I definitely recommend the course.

Mark Vaughan Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

"Good training, instructor was engaging. Exactly what I expected. Enjoyed my course."

Kristen Emergency First-Aid and CPR-C, Victoria, B.C. More Testimonials

Gary was the best! The course was very straight forward and enjoyable. Thanks so much for improving my first aid knowledge and for the awesome instructing!

Michele Marcelic Occupational First Aid Level 1, Nanaimo, 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
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