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.
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.
The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:
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 |
"Mike was incredible at making everyone feel comfortable in the class."
Great class! The interactive components were varied, the teacher was entertaining and it was nice to get feedback.
Fun, efficient & stress free way to learn
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).
We have taken this course 2 or 3 times now - efficient, informative and fun!
Great course activities. Made it fun and interesting.
"Our instructor Jason was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour, which made the course fun and the atmosphere relaxing. I will be back to re-cert and recommend Alert to family and friends."
Best 1st aid course I've taken. Thoroughly enjoyed Gary's presentation. Very helpful.
Awesome! Both Connor & Andrea were incredible instructors.
I loved how hands-on this course was. I was expecting to be taught right out of the book, so it was a pleasant surprise