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First Aid Instructor Course

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

  • Standard or Emergency First Aid with CPR/AED Level C
  • Standard or Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR/AED Level B
  • CPR/AED, all levels

This course prepares participants to teach and facilitate both individual and group assignments; offers opportunities for practice teaching, and focuses on injury prevention principles, inclusion, and progressive learning.

Completion

  • 100% completion of ALL components
  • Successful Skills Evaluation
  • Completion of classroom components
  • Successful completion of teaching experience
  • Adhere to the Canadian Red Cross Standards of Behavior and the Group Charter

Course Cost

  • Component 1: Skills Evaluation, $75.00
  • Component 2: Fundamentals of Instruction, $375.00
  • Component 3: Discipline Specific, $375.00
  • Component 4: Teaching Experience, $125.00
  • All Components: $950.00

Course Length

  • Component 1: Skills Evaluation, 1 Classroom Day
  • Component 2: Fundamentals of Instruction
    • 6-8 hours online learning
    • 2 Classroom Days
  • Component 3: Discipline Specific, 2 Classroom Days
  • Component 4: Teaching Experience, 2 Days per attempt

Certificate

3-year certification as Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor

Prerequisite

  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Level C certification
  • 18+ years old

Course Steps

Component 1: Skills Evaluation

  • Demonstrate all Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Level C skills to a Teaching Experience Supervisor or an Instructor Trainer.

Component 2: Fundamentals of Instruction

  • Online course (7-8 hours of self-paced online learning) instruction focusing on teaching skills.
  • Two in-class days
  • Focus on teaching skills and lesson planning
  • Receive feedback from peers and instructor.

Component 3: Discipline Specific Classroom Component

  • Two in-class days
  • Focus on First Aid and CPR skills
  • Receive feedback from peers and instructor.

Component 4: Teaching Experience

  • Independently develop lesson plans
  • Teach a Standard First Aid with CPR/AED Level C course with a supervising instructor
  • If all core areas are taught successfully, you receive your certification
  • Three attempts are allowed for this step.
  • This component must be completed within one year of the course date.

How Do I Register?

Choose an upcoming course on the calendar below. You may have to click forward to see upcoming dates.

Register for each component separately, or register for "All Components" once.

Transfer Course

What is a Transfer Pathway?

 If you already have a related qualification, you could save time and money on your First Aid Instructor course. See below for Transfer Options.

Transfer Pathway Option 1:

  • You are a qualified, certified instructor for a recognized First Aid agency, including:
    • St. John’s Ambulance
    • The Life Saving Society
  • You must complete:
    • Component 1: Skills Evaluation
    • Component 2: Fundamentals of Instruction
    • Component 4: Teaching Experience
  • You are exempt from:
    • Component 3: Discipline Specific

Transfer Pathway Option 2: 

  • You are a
    • certified Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, or
    • Water Safety Instructor Trainer, or
    • A teacher at the elementary or high school level
  • You must complete:
    • Component 1: Skills Evaluation
    • Component 2: Fundamentals of Instruction Online Learning ONLY
    • Component 3: Discipline Specific
    • Component 4: Teaching Experience
  • You are exempt from:
    • Component 2: Fundamentals of Instruction classroom days

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: $55.00 – register and we will send you all the details.

Basic Life Support Instructors

Contact Titan Health & Safety for more information on becoming a Canadian Red Cross Basic Life Support instructor.

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