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For instructor candidates who want to teach the Red Cross Professional Responder Program and who have already taken Fundamentals of Instruction.
Professional Responder Instructor (BLS, FR, EMR)

Professional Responder Instructor (BLS, FR, EMR)

For instructor candidates who want to teach the Red Cross Professional Responder Program and who have already taken Fundamentals of Instruction.

The Canadian Red Cross Professional Responder Instructor discipline-specific classroom component focuses on the specific skills of the Red Cross Professional Responder Program. Instructor certification corresponds to the courses the Instructor wishes to teach. Potential certifications include: Basic Life Support Instructor (BLSI) - certified to teach Basic Life Support, Airway Management, and Oxygen Therapy, First Responder Instructor (FRI) - certified to teach Basic Life Support, Airway Management, Oxygen Therapy, Marine Advanced First Aid, and First Responder, and Emergency Medical Responder Instructor (EMRI) -certified to teach Basic Life Support, Airway Management, Oxygen Therapy, First Responder, Emergency Medical Responder, Advanced First Aid, and Marine Advanced First Aid.

Instructor candidates must be 18 years or older, have a valid Canadian Red Cross participant level certification in the highest level you wish to teach (BLS + AM + OT, FR, or EMR), have successfully completed a skills evaluation with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or Instructor Trainer for that same level of skills, and have completed the Fundamentals of Instruction course (or are a current Red Cross First Aid & CPR or Wilderness & Remote First Aid Instructor).

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 40 hours
Recertification 14 hours

Course Details

Topics Covered

The Professional Responder Instructor course includes:

  • Understanding the Learner
  • My Teaching Toolkit
  • Bringing a Course to Life
  • Standards vs. Practice
  • Pre-Course Instructional Tasks
  • Teaching Lessons
  • Communication, Adaptation & Conflict
  • Reflection

Certification

An electronic certification will be issued upon completion of this course, the online Teaching Experience module and the classroom Teaching Experience. Potential certifications include: BLSI (certified to teach BLS, AM, OT), FRI (certified to teach BLS, AM, OT, MAFA, FR), and EMRI (certified to teach BLS, AM, OT, FR, EMR, AFA, MAFA). Certification is valid for 3 years.

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

Recertification

Instructors with a current Professional Responder Instructor certification who have taught a minimum of 3 courses in the certification cycle and who have taken the Instructor Recertification Hub may recertify their BLSI, FRI, or EMRI certification through a short recertification course. This course does not recertify First Aid & CPR Instructor certification, just your Professional Responder Instructor certificate.

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

Materials

Emergency First Aid & CPR Manual

The Professional Responder Discipline-Specific course includes the following materials:

  • Professional Responder Instructor Manual (hard copy)

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Who should take this course?

  • Red Cross Professional Responder Instructor Candidates who have already completed the Fundamentals of Instruction course

Looking for a group class?

If you have a group of people and would like us to come to you to teach a
Professional Responder Instructor (BLS, FR, EMR) 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.

"It was a lot of information to take in; however, it was presentred in a very manageable and understandable way."

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

Best first aid course I've taken!

Jade Simms Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Hi, I took a cpr-c course from instructor Ashley this September.  I am an RN and so have had to take very many first aid courses in the past.  I would like to say that I was shuffled on to your organization because the original course i was going to take was cancelled and they gave me your company name.  When I called I had a good conversation with someone who seemed very on top of things and knew how to give me directions and this person was very practical and seemed to know exactly the kind of cpr-c course I would need.  I had never had this happen before... the the person on the other end of the phone actually sounded excited about first aid and that was a first for me.  The course was easy to find and was exactly where I was told it would be with big signs out front to direct me and that was awesome.  I was not given a hard time for not doing a lot of prereading (I hardly ever do the prereading as I have reading comprehension issues and am more a kinesthetic learner).  We had this instructor named Ashley and as I work in mental health I quietly decided that she must have some low grade adhd diagnosis... I guess you would think that this would be a bad thing... but it was an awesome quality.  She made the course really a lot of fun and it was the very first cpr course where I have not fallen asleep... seriously!  I totally remember how to do cpr now and that is the first time I have taken a course and actually remembered stuff you know.  So thank you.  I will only take cpr courses from your outfit from now on.  I really think you guys got it going on.

 

 

Liz

Liz Ringrose CPR C Recertification, Victoria More Testimonials

Chris was a fantastic teacher. He was patient with us and with all of our questions. I learned so much and was never bored! Thank you Chris and Alert First Aid.

Thea Cunningham Emergency First Aid, Victoria, BC 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

Excellent teacher. Always paused and asked 'any questions?' Great technique of questionning and trying to make us come up with the answers. Good simulations.

Cecily Emergency First-Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Wonderful - great instructor! Answered all questions with great detail. This course taught me much more info than I expected and it was done in a very fun and hands on way.

Cassandra Pleasance Emergency First-Aid, Nanaimo, BC More Testimonials

Very lively method of instruction. Recommend Alert Frist Aid. Keeps you aware of real case scenarios. 

Amy Apolonio Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

This was a great course and Mike was an amazing instructor!

Sarah Halliday Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials

Chris was great and used effective teaching methods that were easy to learn and apply. We learned how to apply the knowledge in many different scenarios.

Charles Morrison Standard First Aid, Victoria, BC More Testimonials
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