Red Cross Instructor Programs

The 2017 Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructor Development Program trains and certifies Instructors to organize and deliver First Aid & CPR courses.

The below courses may require Instructor Candidates to complete a Teach Experience - All AHASTI students will complete their Teach Experience at one of our 3 locations (Calgary NE, Calgary SE or Red Deer). If you are an out of town student and attending these Instructional Development Courses with AHASTI, please ensure that you are prepared to return to either Calgary or Red Deer to complete your training. Any additional fees incurred for out of town students attending and returning for Teach Experiences are at the sole cost to the student.

The below courses do require a minimum of 4 students as per Red Cross Program Standards. Attendance in these courses is 100% mandatory without exception. Once a student is confirmed in the course, a transfer or cancellation will only be accepted more than 14 days prior to the course start date. Administration fees will apply.

There are different Instructor Development Programs available:

Youth Leader - Babysitter and Stay Safe Programs
Teaching Experience Supervisor - Working with Instructor Candidates - coming soon
Instructor Development - Discipline Specific Instructors
* First Aid Instructor
* First Aid Instructor - Transfer 1 - current First Aid Instructor with another recognize organization
* First Aid Instructor - Transfer 2 - current Red Cross Water Safety Instructors
* BLS Instructor - coming Fall 2017
* Advanced Emergency Care Instructor - First Responder to EMR
Instructor Recerts


See below for more information on each.

hdgFirst Aid and CPR Instructor Transfer - Other teaching credentials

Previous Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or an Educator (elementary or secondary level) Experience: Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience as a Canadian Red Cross Water Safety 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 . New 2017 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for First Aid/CPR Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of courses, successful candidates would be permitted to instructor: CPR Level A (Adult Only Skills) CPR Level C (Adult, Child and Baby Skills) Emergency First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Standard First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Standard Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Marine Basic Standard First Aid with either CPR Level A or C Recertification for the above courses. Once Completed - Each new Red Cross First Aid Instructor will need to chose to become a Red Cross Training Partner or seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become a Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner

- View the FAI Trans Other Course Description
- View the FAI Trans Other Course Schedule


hdgFirst Aid Instructor Recert

This 2017-2020 Red Cross First Aid Instructor Recertification course is a classroom-based learning experience where Instructors will further their role in providing participants with a meaningful first aid learning experience. *** This Recertification in NOT an Update for the 2017 program. All currently instructors are required to ensure their certification remains current. Red Cross will notify all current instructors of the transition/update process when it becomes available. ****

- View the FAIR Course Description
- View the FAIR Course Schedule


hdgRed Cross - Advanced Emergency Care Instructor

This program is for current Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructors that would like to teach the First Responder, Advanced First Aid and/or Emergency Medical Responder (where jurisdictions allows)level programs. Two day class now includes your Skills Assessment! NOTE*** This is the legacy program for Emergency Care Instructor, a new process will start in the fall of 2017 and will require instructors to purchase new materials and complete an update.

- View the RC-AECI Course Description
- View the RC-AECI Course Schedule


hdgRed Cross - Emergency Care Instructor

This program is for current Canadian Red Cross First Aid Instructors that would like to teach the First Responder level program. Two day class now includes your Skills Assessment! NOTE*** This is the legacy program for Emergency Care Instructor, a new process will start in the fall of 2017 and will require instructors to purchase new materials and complete an update.

- View the RC-ECI Course Description
- View the RC-ECI Course Schedule


hdgRed Cross - Emergency and Advanced Emergency Care Instructor Recertification

Recertification class for Emergency AND Advanced Emergency Care Instructors that qualify.

- View the RC-ECIR Course Description
- View the RC-ECIR Course Schedule


hdgYouth Leader

Youth Leader Program - is designed for individuals interested in becoming an Instructor for the Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe Programs. This program has two steps: Step One: Fundamentals of Instruction - (5 - 7 hrs online) The online, self-paced component contains information on the fundamentals of instruction, such as how to prepare for a course, how to teach lessons, and the post-course tasks that must be completed once participants have left the classroom. It also guides Youth Leader candidates through the Teaching Experience process. The unique focus on application is designed to reduce the theory to practice gap and focuses on preparing candidates to support dynamic, learner-centered classroom environments. Step 2: Teach Experience - May be required depending on previous experience. After completing the Fundamentals of Instruction module you will then complete a teach experience with a real class.

- View the RC-YL Course Description
- View the RC-YL Course Schedule


hdgRed Cross Teaching Experience Supervisor

Teaching Experience Supervisors will support and guide instructor candidates through their teaching experience and will evaluate them using competency-based criteria and feedback guidelines.

- View the TES Course Description
- View the TES Course Schedule


hdgFirst Aid and CPR Instructor

New 2017 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for First Aid/CPR Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of courses, successful candidates would be permitted to instructor: CPR Level A (Adult Only Skills) CPR Level C (Adult, Child and Baby Skills) Emergency First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Standard First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Standard Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Marine Basic Standard First Aid with either CPR Level A or C Recertification for the above courses. Once Completed - Each new Red Cross First Aid Instructor will need to chose to become a Red Cross Training Partner or seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become a Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner First Aid Instructor with another organization - please go to Instructor Transfer Pathway - Previous First Aid Instructor Teach other Red Cross Courses or are you an certified educator (elementary or secondary level) - please go to Instructor Transfer Pathway - Other Instructors

- View the FAI Full Course Description
- View the FAI Full Course Schedule


hdgFirst Aid and CPR Instructor Transfer - With another agency

Previous First Aid Instructor Experience: Instructor candidates who qualify for this transfer pathway are entering into the Instructor Development Program with previous experience 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. New 2017 Canadian Red Cross Instructor Development for First Aid/CPR Instructors is a 5 step all inclusive process. This program is designed for individuals who would like to instruct the Canadian Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. The following is a list of courses, successful candidates would be permitted to instructor: CPR Level A (Adult Only Skills) CPR Level C (Adult, Child and Baby Skills) Emergency First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Standard First Aid with either of the above CPR Levels Emergency Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Standard Child Care First Aid with CPR Level B (Child and Baby Skills) Marine Basic Standard First Aid with either CPR Level A or C Recertification for the above courses. Once Completed - Each new Red Cross First Aid Instructor will need to chose to become a Red Cross Training Partner or seek employment with a pre-existing Red Cross Training Partner to offer courses. For information on how to become a Training Partner, please go directly to www.redcross.ca/partner

- View the FAI Trans - previous Course Description
- View the FAI Trans - previous Course Schedule


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