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Professional Responder Instructor

This Canadian Red Cross Professional Responder course is designed for candidates who wish to deliver Canadian Red Cross Professional Responder courses, including Basic Life Support (BLS), First Responder (FR), Advanced First Aid (AFA), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Oxygen Therapy (OT), Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA), Airway Management (AM).

The course will focus on instructional techniques, including designing and supporting scenarios, organizing courses, and how to support dynamic, learner-centred classroom environments. This course is only taught through Red Cross Instructor Development Centres, and Alert First Aid is the only one on Vancouver Island. 

The pathway to becoming a certified Instructor to teach Professional Responder courses is as follows:

Step 1: Evaluate skills and check prerequisites

Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction (onlne & in person)

Step 3: Discipline Specific Professional Responder

Step 4: Teaching Experience

Step 5: Certification!

Steps 1, 2 and 3 are included in this course. To book your Teaching Experience, please speak to your instructor, or contact us at 250-595-5323 or info@alertfirstaid.com. 

Prerequisites

You must hold a current Red Cross participant level certification in the discipline you wish to teach (Basic Life Support, First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder). 

Teaching Experience

Once you have completed the course, you will need to successfully complete a Teaching Experience in the discipline you wish to teach (Basic Life Support, First Responder or Emergency Medical Responder). This does not have to be done through Alert First Aid, but must be done with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer.

To book your Teaching Experience with us, please speak to your instructor, or contact us at 250-595-5323 or info@alertfirstaid.com. 

Potential Certifications

Certifications are valid for three years. Certification will correspond to your completion of the pathway components in accordance with the course you wish to teach. This includes the following:

  • Basic Life Support Instructor (certified to teach BLS, AM and OT)
  • First Responder Instructor (certified to teach BLS, AM, OT, MAFA and FR)
  • Emergency Medical Responder Instructor (certified to teach BLS, AM, OT, MAFA, FR, EMR and AFA)

 

Full Course Length: 40 Hours
Recertification: 14 Hours

Schedule and Online registration for Victoria (2019) BC

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If you have a group of First Responder Instructor Candidates and would like us to come to your workplace to teach a First Responder Instructor 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

Please give us a call at 1-866-282-5378 or send us an email at info@alertfirstaid.com to arrange a group course.