Red Cross First Aid & CPR Instructor Development Course





Titan Health & Safety will be temporarily suspending registrations. We are taking registrations after May 1st, 2020 and subject to change. Priority will be given to any participants that have been already postponed.  

As per our policy- all funds during this pandemic will be applied as a credit towards a future class. As a small business we thank you for your support.

For classes after May 1st:
Titan Health & Safety maintains the highest standards of cleanliness. Each participant has the use of their own mask and mannequin, which has been fully sterilized and disinfected per the Canadian Red Cross standards. Additional alcohol wipes are available upon request for participants’ comfort. As a social distancing measure we will be running at half-capacity.

We ask that participants refrain from attending their course if: they have fever or respiratory symptoms; they have recently travelled; or if they have been in contact with a person who has travelled recently. If you or a close contact are experiencing symptoms or are at risk, please call Titan Health & Safety at 403-452-7727 for options to change the date of your course.

In the case of a closure or participant cancellation, all funds will be applied as a credit towards a future class.

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 certified to teach CPR-C or CPR-HCP will need to take a two-day Basic Life Support Discipline Specific course. Check back in Fall 2019 for more information about Titan’s BLS Discipline Specific courses.

Course Length

  • Full Course
    • Skills Evaluation 1 day
    • 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.


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


  • 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


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

Course Steps

Step 1: Skills Evaluation

  • Candidates demonstrate Red Cross skills with a Teaching Experience Supervisor or an Instructor Trainer at our center.
  • You’ll need to have your pre-requisites, including a current Standard First Aid certificate, ready to go for this step!

Step 2: Fundamentals of Instruction (Online portion to be completed first; in-class portion)

  • First, you’ll complete 7-8 hours of self-paced, online instruction focusing on the fundamentals of instruction.
  • Then, for two days in class, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to creating lesson plans and practicing. The instructor uses a learner-centered approach and up-to-date educational principles. You’ll create and develop microteaching segments with your peers.

Step 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component

  • For this two-day component, you’ll apply your skills along with your peers and with the guidance of your instructor trainer, focusing specifically on First Aid and CPR skills.

Step 4: Teaching Experience

  • Once you’ve developed your lesson plans, you’ll get a chance to teach a real course with a supervising instructor. You’ll need to teach your core areas successfully! You can take up to 3 attempts to complete this portion. This portion must be complete within one year of the course start date.

Transfer Course

Transfer Pathway Option 1: Are you already a qualified, certified instructor for a different, recognized First Aid agency? You can qualify for this transfer pathway. You’ll complete the Fundamentals of Instruction, including the online learning and the two in-class days, but you will be exempt from the two days of Discipline-Specific first aid and CPR classroom instruction. Instead, you’ll move right to the Teaching Experience step.

Transfer Pathway Option 2: Are you a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or Instructor Trainer, or alternatively, are you a teacher at the elementary or secondary level? You can qualify for this transfer pathway. You’ll complete the online learning (Fundamentals of Instruction), but you are exempt from the two days of Fundamentals of Instruction classroom instruction. Instead, you’ll move straight to the two days of Discipline Specific classroom instruction.

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.

Next course: 

Skills Day: To be announced shortly- Postponed. 

Course Days: May 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2020-Postponed- new date to be announced shortly!

Re-Certification Dates: *note- all FAI’s have a 90 extension if you expire March 1 to September 30, 2020 due to COVID. 

May 25, 2020 –  11 spots available (date subject to change) 

Transfer Course Dates (see above for pre-requisites and exemption days):

Transfer Option #1 – Skills Day: May 4; Course Dates May 5 and 6. Postponed- check back with us for new dates. 
Transfer Option #2 – Skills Day: May 4; Course Dates May 12 and 13 Postponed- check back with us for new dates.

Teaching Experience Supervisors 

To become a teaching experience supervisor you must be a current Red Cross instructor already. This course is now online only and allows you to gain an additional certification to take students completing their instructor course into your classroom and help them complete their program.

Cost: $40.00- register below and we will send you all the details

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