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Victoria First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1

Victoria First-Aid Instructor Transfer Option 1

For current first aid instructors in another certification agency who want to teach the core Red Cross First Aid & CPR Program.

This is a transfer course for those who already have a First Aid Instructor certificate from another recognized agency (ie. Justice Institute, Lifesaving Society, St. John's Ambulance). If you are unsure whether you qualify for the transfer program, please call or email our office at info@alertfirstaid.com

The Canadian Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 1 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 is the full First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer (Option 1) course, and includes Steps 1 & 2 as outlined below. As transfer candidates, you won't need to complete Step 3. 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.

STEP 1: EVALUATE SKILLS AND CHECK PREREQUISITES

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.

STEP 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF INSTRUCTION

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. 

STEP 3: FIRST AID & CPR DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC

The First Aid & CPR Discipline-Specific module consists of two days in class and microteach assignments that you'll receive ahead of time. Transfer Option 1: Candidates with a current Instructor level certification through another recognized First Aid training agency may skip this step.

STEP 4: TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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.

STEP 5: CERTIFICATION

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 - $560.00

Course Details

Topics Covered

The First Aid & CPR Instructor Transfer Option 1 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. Certified instructors can teach Emergency First Aid, Standard First Aid, Marine Basic First Aid, Emergency Child Care First Aid, Standard Child Care First Aid and CPR courses. Certification is valid for 3 years.

There are no certification classes at this time. Please check back.

Recertification

There are no recertification classes at this time. Please check back.

Materials

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

  • First Aid & CPR Instructor Manual (hard copy)

Where to find us:

Visit our Victoria training courses here.

Victoria (A-920 Johnson Street)

A-920 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N4

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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 1 course, we offer this course in the following locations:

Greater Victoria | Brentwood Bay | Central Saanich | Colwood | Esquimalt | Highlands | James Bay | Langford | Sidney | Sooke | Oak Bay | North Saanich | Metchosin | View Royal | Saanichton | Salt Spring Island | Gulf Islands

Give us a call at 1.866.282.5378, or send us an email at to arrange a group course.

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