Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Development Course

Learn more about becoming a First Aid Instructor from this short video from the Canadian Red Cross. See below for program details, prices, and registration.

First Aid Instructor Course

The instructor course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to teach core Red Cross First Aid & CPR courses:

  • Emergency and Standard First Aid, CPR/AED all levels
  • Marine Basic First Aid
  • Emergency and Standard Child Care First Aid.

Includes how to teach and facilitate, individual and group assignments, practice teaching, injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

Note: Current First Aid Instructors who are interested in teaching Basic Life Support will need to complete the BLS Bridging Process.

Course Length

  • Full Course
    • Skills Evaluation 1 day – January 7, 2019, or by arrangement.
    • Online 7-8 hours
    • Classroom 4 days -includes two days of Fundamentals of Instruction and two Discipline Specific
    • Teaching Experience – 30 minutes online and 1-2 days of teaching a course
  • Recertification – 1 day
  • Transfer -See below or call us.

Prerequisite

Red Cross Instructor Full Course

  • Proof of current Standard First Aid (or higher) with CPR-C
  • 18+ years old

Red Cross Instructor Recertification

  • The instructor has taught a minimum of two Canadian Red Cross First Aid courses per year, as per Alberta legislation (Emergency First Aid or Standard).
  • Verification will be required.
  • Red Cross updates must be completed prior
  • **There is no longer a grace period. If participant is expired you cannot attend without an extension. Please call us.

Course Cost

  • Full Course – $950.00
  • Transfer Course – $750.00
  • Recertification –  $225.00

Completion

  • 100% attendance
  • Skills Evaluation complete (prior to in class component)
  • In class component successful completion
  • Successful completion of teaching experience
  • Adhere to the Canadian Red Cross Standards of Behavior and the Group Charter

Certification

  • 3-year certification as Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor

Course Steps

Step 1: Skills Evaluation (January 7th, 2019)
Candidates demonstrate Red Cross skills with a TES- Teaching Experience Supervisor or IT- Instructor Trainer at our center. Pre-requisites are confirmed at this stage.
Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction (Online portion to be completed first; in-class portion on January 10th and 11th, 2019)
7-8 hours of online self paced instruction followed by two day classroom component. Classroom component will allow candidates to apply fundamentals of instruction. The instructor uses a learner centered approach and up to date educational principles. Candidates will learn microteaching segments with peers. 
Step 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component (January 17th and 18th, 2019)
This is a two day component. Candidates will apply their skills amongst their peers and with the assistance of their instructor trainer. This provides students with the tools they need for the classroom. Candidates will practice segments. At Titan we will focus on First Aid and CPR discipline. However we may also teach wilderness specific content in the near future.
Step 4: Teaching Experience
Online and classroom component. 30-45 minutes of self paced online prior to doing teaching experience. The classroom component will bring candidates into a real course with supervising instructor. The candidate is required to complete core areas successfully. 3 attempts are allowed to complete. Candidates must complete within 1 year.

Transfer Course

Transfer pathway Option 1: Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with current instructor level certification through another recognized First Aid agency. They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component. They will move right to the Teaching Experience.

Transfer pathway Option 2: Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with current certification as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor/Instructor Trainer or are an educator (elementary or secondary level). They will follow the Instructor Development Program however they will not be required to complete Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction – Classroom Component.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Course Schedule

Certification Dates:

These are the classroom components of Step 2 and Step 3. Please note Step 1 and online portion of 2 must be completed prior. All other components will be booked with your program representative.
January 7th (Skills Evaluation), 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th, 2019. 
 6 spots open!
 
Location: 252-1632 14th Ave NW

Re-Certification Dates:
February 4th, 2019.  10 spots open!

 

Location: 252-1632 14th Ave NW

Transfer Course Dates (see above for pre-requisites and exemption days):
January 10th and 11th, 2019 – 1 spot remaining for Option #1.
January 17th and 18th, 2019 – 1 spot remaining for Option #2.

Location: 252-1632 14th Ave NW

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